Apple is preparing to release the sixth beta for iOS 12.2, Monday, March 18. We expect the developer version update to drop to around 1pm. EDT (10 o'clock PDT), according to 9to5Mac and Beta 6, may include new changes and features starting with iOS 12.2 Beta 5 and beyond.
While it is too early to say the news for iOS 12.2 Developer Beta 6, this is likely to include minor bug fixes for issues in Beta 5. Apple publishes its release notes, but even the change log does not say everything you need to know. First, the last three change logs were identical, indicating the problems and fixes that Apple would like to communicate to developers that they have remained constant in Dev betas 3-5.
Apple does not notify developers of all changes made in each beta release release. That's up to us and the rest of the beta community to discover. In recent releases, Apple has added new UI changes to the Info page, an updated News icon, a new Apple TV remote and Control Center panel, and other minor changes and changes.
While we wait for Apple To release the Release Notes for Beta 6, take a look at the Release Notes for Betas 3-5. It is very likely that they are identical to Beta 6 when they come out.
App Store ̵1; promoting your subscriptions with new offerings
StoreKit now also supports subscription offerings in addition to introductory offers, so apps with auto-Renewable subscriptions will be able to offer existing and already subscribed customers a discount soon To offer price for a certain duration. You can use subscription offers to win back subscribers who have canceled their subscriptions, or to request an upgrade to another subscription at a discounted price. Customers can also accept the offer if they have already created an introductory offer.
StoreKit introduces a new array of SKProductDiscount objects within the SKProduct class to show eligible customers offers in your app. Add a new SKPaymentDiscount within the SKPayment class so that these offers can be accepted by the customer.
Apple Pay Known Issues
- You may not be able to authenticate within Wallet after selecting a card. (44919900) Workaround: Double-click the Home button on an iPhone with Touch ID if your iPhone is locked. Then select the desired card in Wallet and authenticate yourself before you hold your iPhone near the reader. On the iPhone X, iPhone X S iPhone X S Max and iPhone X R Double-click the page Click on the button, select the desired card in Wallet and authenticate yourself with Face ID before holding your iPhone near the reader. (47272516)
HealthKit New Features
- High and low heart rate notifications and irregular heart rhythm notifications are now available as read-only category pattern types. (46422154)
iCloud Photos – Resolved Issues
- Photos shared with sharing suggestions now load properly. (47401696)
Lock screen – fixed issues
- The device is no longer on the lock screen after the device is removed from a charger. (47363913)
News – New Features
- Apple News will be available in Canada with iOS 12.2 and is now available to Canadian users in the Developer Beta. Apple News in Canada supports both English and French. Readers can access a bilingual experience by following a channel in a second language. Note: Publications in the beta do not reflect all the content that will be available. Top stories and digests are not updated as frequently as in the shipping product.
Siri – Resolved Issues
- Siri works in iOS simulators. (46681836)
To download and update your iPhone after publishing to iOS 12.2 dev beta 6, you must first be a registered developer with a valid configuration profile. If iOS 12 automatic updates are enabled, you can have the software updated overnight. For immediate installation, start the Settings app, select "General" and then "Software Update". Tap "Download and Install" and follow the instructions on the screen.
In addition to the minor changes mentioned above, Apple introduces some new features in 12.2. Major upcoming updates include the new Animoji, AirPlay 2 support for third-party TVs, and air quality control in Weather, just to name a few. Although 12.2 is not the most comprehensive update in iOS history, it certainly is an exciting one.