Apple recently launched iOS 12.1 to the public, and now the company is looking ahead to what comes next.
Update: Apple has seeded the first public beta of iOS 12.1.1 to public beta testers.
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Apple today seeded the first developer beta of iOS 12.1.1. As the number scheme will tell you, this is a minor update, meant to fix any issues that cropped up along with the public launch of iOS 12.1. As such, while it is not known at the time of publication just what is new with this latest beta, it is likely that it will not be adding any additional major new features to the mix.
To update, developers that already have their supported iOS devices registered with the developer program can simply update to the new software via the Software Update option within the Settings app. It can also be downloaded and installed via the official Developer Portal.
It’s worth noting that Apple’s general release notes for the first developer beta say it includes “bug fixes and improvements”. As such, Apple appears to be focusing on improving the general performance of iOS with this latest update. And, like previous betas, Apple may test this new software for weeks before officially releasing it to the public.
iOS 12 recently arrived with a variety of new features, including 70 new emoji, along with the addition of Group FaceTime which allows for up to 32 people to converse with one another, whether it be with audio and video, or just audio, at once. It also adds dual SIM support for the newer iPhone models as well.
iOS 12.1.1 is now available to download and install for registered developers.