Apple releases iOS 12.1 beta 3, tvOS 12.1 beta 3 and watchOS 5.1 beta 3 [u]

On Tuesday, Apple introduced new beta software versions to developers. Registered users can now download iOS 12.1 beta 3, tvOS 12.1 beta 3, and watchOS 5.1 beta 3 on their respective devices.

Updated: iOS 12.1 public beta 3 is now out too.

Build numbers for these updates are as follows:

  • iOS 12.1 beta 3: 16B5077c
  • tvOS 12.1 beta 3: 16J5593c
  • watchOS 5.1 beta 3: 16R5577c

The first two iOS 12.1 betas were noted for offering Group FaceTime, which was pulled from the iOS 12 beta process earlier this year, and also software for Dual SIM for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and upcoming iPhone XR. There was also language suggesting all-new iPad Pro tablets were coming soon, along with Memoji syncing and horizontal Face ID.

On the surface, there doesn’t appear to be anything new in this beta. This suggests Apple’s getting very close to introducing iOS 12.1 to the public.