Developers, be excited – Apple today, Monday, April 8, released iOS 12.3 dev beta 2, which follows 12 days after the first iOS 12.3 beta. This update introduces new Japanese date and time functions. Overall, iOS 12.3 introduces Apple's previously announced Apple TV channels, premium monthly subscriptions with content that you can view directly in the TV app for Apple products.
According to the Apple release notes, the only major change is the new Japanese Date & Time feature. This means support for the Reiwa (??) era of the Japanese calendar as well as a change in which the first year of the Japanese calendar time is "??" is pictured. ("Gannen") instead of "1
If you're a public tester, do not worry. While the update is not yet available, Apple will normally release your version 3 to 24 hours after the release of the Developer Beta (public Beta 1 was released a day later). Keep your eyes peeled and update the Software Updates page on your iPhone.
Read the full Release Notes for 12.3 Beta 2:
Date and Time – New Features
- Support for the Reiwa (??) The era of the Japanese calendar, which begins May 1, 2019, is now available , The first year of the Japanese calendar era is called "??" shown. ("Gannen") instead of "1?", Except in the shorter formats in the numeric style, which usually also use the narrow time name; for example: "R1 / 05/01". (27323929)
- When changing the system time to May 1, unexpected behavior may occur if you are using a device with the system language and calendar set to Japanese. (49371044)
To download your iPhone and upgrade to iOS 12.3 dev beta 2, 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.
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