Apple rolls out actual iOS 12 update to fix non-existent earlier beta release

Apple rolls out actual iOS 12 update to fix non-existent earlier beta release
Three new iPhones, two of which are practically confirmed to carry the somewhat confusing XS branding, an upgraded Apple Watch family, and redesigned iPad Pros will go official in less than two weeks, with the latest iOS version likely to be released just a few days later.

iOS 12 has been formally unveiled way back on June 4 with a declared focus on system stability and device performance, kicking off public beta tests close to the end of that month.

Right off the bat, the (unpolished) software update impressed developers and power users courageous enough to give the beta program a try, although it wasn’t all smooth sailing as inherent bugs were exterminated and stability (theoretically) improved.

Perhaps the biggest snag came a couple of weeks back, when the seventh developer beta build randomly locked, froze, and crashed unsuspecting iPhones. Apple was obviously quick to fix the issues, rolling out a couple more updates before botching another experimental release just yesterday.

Even though nothing was in fact released over-the-air for enlisted devs, an irritating message informing users of an available update kept popping up every single time their iPhones were unlocked. 

Fortunately, there’s now an actual update you can download and reportedly get rid of those pesky notifications. This brings the total number of iOS 12 developer betas to a whopping (and fitting) 12, while “only” 10 public beta builds have so far made their way to valiant testers. 

Hopefully, all these kinks will go away in time for the general rollout following the highly anticipated announcement of the iPhone XS and XS Plus. Then again, if history is any indication, post-launch bugs are definitely to be expected.

source: The Verge


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