Apple New iOS 12 Beta Profile Download For iPhone
The iOS 12 release date is June 4 at WWDC 2018, and that shouldn’t surprise you by now – Apple launches its big iPhone and iPad update at the same time every year.
iOS 12 release date
The iOS 12 release date is June 4, 2018, or at least that’s when we first expect to see the changes Apple is making to its mobile software during its WWDC 2018 keynote.
Apple hasn’t yet announced the release date for iOS 12, but we’ve seen nothing to suggest that it will stray from it’s usual release schedule, which looks like this:
- First announce the new version of iOS, and most of its key new features, at WWDC which is usually held in June.
- Begin releasing several waves of beta tests, beginning with developer betas right around WWDC and public betas a few weeks later.
- Final iOS release in the fall, usually in September, just before the release of this year’s new iPhone models.
That’s less than three months away. Apple typically announces its new iOS update during this developers conference and also issues the first developer beta within the next week. A public beta has also launched in June for every non-developer willing to test it out.
Apple needs these betas more than ever for iOS 12, as it’s been plagued with so many iOS 11 problems. The company is unlikely to stop issuing the unfinished software since it values this feedback from so many users.
The actual iOS 12 release date for everyone else is expected to be in September, right as the iPhone 9 and maybe the iPhone X2 launch. We don’t yet know the names of Apple’s next phones, but rumors point to a cheaper version of the iPhone X with an LCD screen and an iterative update by the way of the X2.
What’s new in iOS 12?
iOS 12 will certainly add new features, just not as many as originally planned. That is, if this story by Rumors is true.
Among the features Rumors are reporting won’t arrive in 2018 are:
- A refresh of the home screen.
- A redesigned CarPlay interface.
- Improvements to Mail and other “core apps.”
- Updates to the photo experience, including the Camera and Photos apps.
Features we expect to see
Elsewhere, Rumors says iOS 12 will include “improvements in augmented reality, digital health and parental controls,” all features Apple has already announced were on the way. Enhancements to the Health app and ARKit are on tap for iOS 11.3 (presumably iOS 12 will take those further), and Apple recently responded to criticism of its lack of iOS parental controls by saying it will bring “new features and enhancements planned for the future, to add functionality and make these tools even more robust.”
How can I get iOS 12?
Right now, you can’t get iOS 12.
Apple is expected to make beta versions available just after WWDC this summer. Once that happens, you’ll have two avenues to get it: as a developer, or as a part of the public beta.
If you’re a developer, you can get the developer releases from the Apple Developer site.
If you’re a regular user and want to join the beta test, you’ll need to head to beta.apple.com on the device you want to run the beta on. You can enroll there, and download a special profile that will allow your device to download the beta releases. After that, new beta releases will be delivered just as regular iOS updates are: you’ll get a notification when one is ready, and can check manually by going to Settings > General > Software Update.