iOS 12 public beta

Two days after it launched iOS 12 beta 7 to developers only to pull the update over performance issues, Apple’s trying once again. The company just released the software as iOS 12 beta 8 with a new build number. Developers can download the new update over-the-air (OTA) or from the Apple Developer website

On Monday, Apple released seventh betas for tvOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave, as well as the pulled iOS 12 beta 7. The highlight of these betas was Apple’s decision to remove Group Facetime from iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. The heavily advertised new feature won’t launch now until later in the fall.

The new iOS 12 beta 8 update has a build of 16A5357b.

The first public releases for these updates should arrive as early as next month.