Apple releases iOS 12.1.1 developer beta 2, first developer beta for watchOS 5.1.2

Apple releases iOS 12.1.1 developer beta 2, first developer beta for watchOS 5.1.2
Last week, Apple released the first developer beta for iOS 12.1.1 and has followed that up with today's release of the second developer beta of iOS 12.1.1. The build number is 16C5043b. Developers who have signed up for the beta will receive the update OTA. Two-to-three days from now, the public beta version of iOS 12.1.1 should be made available to non-developers from the Apple Beta Software Program website.

Apple does recommend that someone using their iOS powered device as their "daily driver" refrain from installing any beta version of the mobile operating system. Why? Because as beta versions, these builds are not stable and could be full of bugs.

The update to iOS 12.1.1 will include the return of FaceTime Live Photos, which was eliminated from iOS 12. This feature allows users to snap a photo during a FaceTime video chat. Both sides of the video conversation must have the feature enabled (Settings > FaceTime > Live Photos), and have the second developer beta for iOS 12.1.1 installed. FaceTime also receives an updated UI with four options (Effects, Mute, Flip Camera, and End Call) found on the bottom of the screen. With the update, those reading Apple News on their iPads can disable the side bar when viewing the app in landscape mode. Additionally, the Apple Watch app icon now looks like the Series 4 version of the timepiece, and the physical SIM card can be disabled in favor of the embedded eSIM on the tablet.

Apple released watchOS 5.1.1 on Monday, and today it has disseminated the first developer beta of watchOS 5.1.2. The new build is 16S5042a, and adds new complications for the timepiece.

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7 Comments

1. Rickyvietnam

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 07, 2018

I like it

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get that ECG feature on Apple.

3. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Dark, have you seen this?https://youtu.be/LykS0TRSHLY Review of the new iPad Pro, from a power user standpoint. PhoneBuff too is showing the latest Pro to be less durable then the old design. The metal on the back is so thin, it warped from the drop. Something the old model didnt do.

4. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

You can't stop coming up with topics that are irrelevant to the article, can you Techie?

5. whatev

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Techie since you’re bringing a different topic to this article, what’s your opinion on new Samsung notched displays? What’s your opinion on Samsung after making fun of apple for the notch on the iPhone and removing the headphone jack and now they are following? We are all waiting for your words

7. iushnt

Posts: 3152; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Where r Samsung phones with notches?

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Haven't seen it, but that wouldn't stop me from getting one, if I chose to do so.

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