iOS 12.4 brings Apple News improvements, iPhone migration and more

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The long wait for iOS 12.4 is finally over after Apple made the software update available to all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners this morning.

In what will likely be the last major upgrade for iOS 12, the iOS 12.4 update brings a number of big improvements, including the ability to directly transfer data from an old iPhone to a new one. There are also tons of bug fixes and other changes, but the most notable thing about iOS 12.4 might be what it’s missing: Apple Card.

Apple drops yet another iOS 12.4 beta and more

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iOS 12.4's public launch could coincide with Apple Card's launch.
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Developers received a fresh new batch of beta updates this morning, but if you were hoping for new iOS 13 goodies you’ll be sorely disappointed.

Apple released its seventh beta for iOS 12.4, the update that adds support for Apple Card. We assumed the update was pretty much ready to launch back when beta 5 came out, but it looks like we might have to keep waiting a while longer for Apple Card to launch.

The last macOS Mojave update is nearly ready for public launch

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The handful of developers still beta testing macOS Mojave instead of macOS Catalina were treated to a brand new beta build in the form of macOS 10.14.6 today.

This is the fifth beta of macOS 10.14.6 which adds a host of new bug fixes and performance improvements to the Mac before Apple goes all-in on macOS Catalina this fall.

Apple Card beta opens to thousands of retail workers

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By design, Apple Card helps customers understand and track their spending.
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Apple is rapidly expanding the beta program of its credit card by letting thousands of its retail employees test it out.

With a public launch slated for later this summer, Apple is reportedly working out the final kinks with an internal group so it can launch on time this summer.

Apple will fix iPhone 8 Plus Portrait mode bug today

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iOS 12.3.2 will bring depth back to your Portrait photos.
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Apple will roll out a new software update today to fix a Portrait mode bug on the iPhone 8 Plus.

iOS 12.3.2, which comes just two weeks after the release of iOS 12.3.1, is another minor update for most iPhone and iPad users. For those with an iPhone 8 Plus, however, it will bring depth back to Portrait photos.

iOS 12.4 beta 3 is out now for developers

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Apple Card’s official launch date still hasn’t been revealed.
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12.4Apple is speeding through the beta process of iOS 12.4 with yet another beta build that’s ready for developers.

iOS 12.4 beta 3 comes just eight days after Apple seeded the second beta to developers and the public at the same time. The update prepares iPhones for the launch of Apple Card later this summer, along with packing a bunch of bug fixes and performance improvements.