Apple released the first developer betas of their next operating systems a few days ago, that being iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, tvOS 12.4 and macOS Mojave 10.14.6. As expected, it’s time for the second beta, but this time it’s only for iOS.
As usual, second developer betas are not recommended for daily use as they tend to be buggy and unstable. If you’re a consumer wanting to try out the latest and greatest from Apple, we recommend waiting for the first public betas or at least wait for later developer previews.
We expect the Cupertino company to focus on stability, bug fixes and minor tweaks in those updates, so don’t get your hopes up for things like Dark Mode or a new Volume HUD, something we expect in iOS 13. As iOS 12.4, watch OS 5.3, tvOS 12.4 and macOS Mojave 10.14.6 are all expected to be the last versions of Apple OSes before WWDC 2019, we expect Apple to save any relevant features for the expected major revamps of some of these pieces of software.
In case you want to install the iOS 12.4 beta (or any of the previous betas for the remaining platforms) on your device, we have a few resources that could help you do just that:
- How to Download and Install macOS Mojave Public Beta on MacBook, MacBook Pro, and iMac
- How to Install iOS 12 Public Beta on iPhone and iPad
- How to Install watchOS 5 Beta on Your Apple Watch for Free Without Developer Account
- How to install tvOS beta on your Apple TV 4
While these articles mention older versions of the OSes, they should still be relevant if you simply download the latest betas from Apple’s website.
Have you spotted anything interesting in the new betas? Let us know in the comments below.