Apple on Thursday seeded new developer betas for its upcoming platform updates. Members of Apple’s developer program can install beta 3 of iOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2 and tvOS 12.1.1, as well as watchOS 5.1.2 beta 2, via their respective OTA updates, or they can be downloaded from the Dev Center.
Apple has seeded the second beta of its upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.2 to developers this morning. The release is marked with build number 18C38b, and it comes a week after Apple issued the first beta of 10.14.2—which it subsequently pulled and then reposted on Thursday.
Spotify may finally be adding its official app to Apple Watch. A thread popped up on the r/Apple subreddit this morning with users noting that the latest Spotify app build in TestFlight includes an app for the popular wearable.
The first beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.2, released earlier this morning alongside other minor developer betas for iOS 12.1.1 and tvOS 12.1.1, is no longer found on Apple’s Dev Center. UPDATE: On Thursday, November 1, the pulled beta again became available for developers to download through Apple’s Dev Center portal.
iOS 12.1 includes support for eSIM on the new iPhones, but you’ll need to wait until your carrier flips it on before being able to enjoy the benefits of dual-SIM functionality, like using two different plans and phone numbers at the same time, or keeping your phone line while using a local data plan when traveling.
In another sign that Apple could in fact nix 3D Touch from 2019’s iPhone lineup, iDownloadBlog has discovered that iOS 12 provides a handy replacement gesture for clearing all alerts on devices without 3D Touch.
Group FaceTime calling has even yanked out of iOS 12 beta 7 and macOS Mojave 10.14 beta 7, possibly indicating that Apple might have pulled the feature simply because it felt it wasn’t ready for prime time yet.
An updated version of the Shortcuts app sports limited integration with Apple’s HomeKit system for the connected home. This might suggest that Siri Suggestions, and not the Home app, is powering current HomeKit integration.