Three days after the last iOS 12 beta for developers, Apple has released an updated build. iOS 12 developer beta 10 is now available. iOS 12 public beta 8 (same build) is also available.
New in iOS 12
iOS 12 includes several significant changes for iPhone and iPad including performance improvements, especially on older devices; ARKit 2.0 with shared experiences; refined search and sharing in Photos; more Siri access in third-party apps and Siri Shortcuts based on Workflow; updates to Stocks, Voice Memos, Apple Books, and Apple News; use management features including updates to Do Not Disturb, more manageable notifications, and Screen Time parental controls; Memoji in Messages; FaceTime between up to 32 users; and much more.
We also saw several changes in betas 2 through 4 including:
- Podcasts app now shows Now Playing indicator on currently playing chapters (chapter support is new to iOS 12)
- New splash screen for updated Voice Memos app
- New splash screen for Screen Time in Settings, includes Down Time walkthrough for parents
- New arrow launcher for Shortcuts in Spotlight
- iPhone-only apps on iPad now use iPhone 6 version, not iPhone 4 version (…Instagram…)
- Softer location icon in status bar
- Time Travel references removed from Watch app –> Clock
- Clear All Notifications now has a springy animation
- Can now swipe to clear alerts in one swipe (like iOS 11)
- Apple Watch Face Gallery now only highlights new Siri watch face updates (previously showed watchOS 4 faces)
- Voice Memos for iPad redesigned
- FaceTime effect picker tweaked
- CarPlay appears to be fixed when using side and backup cameras
- Watch app now shows third party apps that work with Siri watch face
- 11 Activity app stickers that animate and do not require Special Challenge to unlock
- iOS automatic updates suggested during setup
- Even more new Activity stickers in Messages
- Setting wallpaper with a photo now resolved, couldn’t reposition before
- Cellular usage now organized by highest amount of data usage, not alphabetical
- Activity app has tweaked icons for workouts
- Tweaked disclosure icon on passes in Wallet (i → …)
- 1x/2x for iPhone apps on iPad now has expand arrows instead
- Animoji gains more lip style choices, ear ring colors now have shine
- Battery Health no longer labeled beta
- Screen Time presentation improved
- Splash screen for Photos features
- Lyrics search in Apple Music now promoted in Search
- FaceTime has new tones when connecting and disconnecting from a call
- Default iOS 10 wallpaper removed (greenish-blue waves), wallpaper sorting order changed
- Home app removes existing wallpapers, now includes three color options
- Music app has a new splash screen promoting music video features
- Tweaked AirPlay icon on lock screen
- Photo library access button in Camera app in Messages
- Volume buttons in Messages camera now take photo
- Nice new splash screen for Apple Books
- Group FaceTime delayed :(
- Notable performance issues before launching each app, consider skipping beta 7 [Update: This appears to be severe app indexing that is resolved in time. Mileage may vary.]
- New splash screen for Messages with Photos button explainer
- Measure app icon refreshed, now horizontal look (Thanks Max!)
- Apps could take longer than expected to launch.
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