Apple releases iOS 12 developer beta 5, moves closer to the final release

Today, Apple released iOS 12 developer beta 5, moving closer to the final version of the new build that should be released in September. With the update, the beta label has been removed from the battery health feature first released in iOS 11.3. This was added to iOS following the news that Apple had unilaterally throttled certain older iPhone models; these units were shutting down when faced with complex tasks due to the weak batteries inside them. 

Some of the other changes found in iOS 12 developer beta 5 include updated icons for the News app, new connect/disconnect tones for Face Time, a change in size for the Stock widget and a new splash screen for the photos app. When using the Screen Time feature to measure your iPhone usage, you can enable a new "Share across devices" setting. Remember that this is not a version of iOS made for consumers and may not be totally stable. The update is designed for developers to see how their apps run on iOS 12.

Watch OS 5 beta was also released today and includes the Walkie-Talkie app that adds push-to-talk capabilities to the Apple Watch. And instead of using the phrase "Hey Siri" to activate the virtual assistant, users will be able to activate Siri on their timepieces by raising the Apple Watch to their faces.

source: Apple



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I hope the 6.5 inch model has true split screen, picture in picture, and pencil support. #apple-ballz #eatsCookstoejam #mmm-mmmgood

2. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

6.5” iOS 12 beta? Oh, I see, you’re reaching.

3. Vokilam

Posts: 1273; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

You’ve been asking for this a long time. For your sake hope Apple does it (they did it on iPad). I don’t need those things, but I do get it - I wish Apple would release a Note type device with an A-Pen imbedded. Love iOS as much as android, but wish I had the best of both worlds. I just want some things on iPhone. To make a perfect device. We all know android offers things - but some of us just want it on a device with iOS.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said.

4. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I can't wait to ditch half-assed, buggy iOS11! Hopefuly iOS 12 will bring stability back to iOS.

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