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Apple Seeds Beta 2 of iOS 12 to Developers

Apple Seeds Beta 2 of iOS 12 to Developers

Apple on Tuesday seeded the second beta of iOS 12 to developers for testing. The new beta comes two weeks after the initial beta.

Registered developers can install the second beta over-the-air on iOS devices that have the first beta of iOS 12 installed, or on devices that have the proper certificate installed. (Which can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.)

iOS 12 offers a number of changes to the iOS operating system, including improved performance, especially on older iPhones and iPads.

iPhone X models receive new Animoji characters, as well asĀ “Memoji” customizable, personalized Animoji for use in Messages and in FaceTime. Both apps get new camera effects. FaceTime gets support for group calls with up to 32 participants.

Siri gets a bump in smarts in iOS 12, and gains a Shortcuts feature that allows users to create automated lists using both first and third-party apps.

Other improvements include Group Notifications, the ability to tweak notification settings on a notification-by-notification basis, and more.

Apple News, Stocks, Voice Memos gets new features, and iBooks gets a new look and a new name, Apple Books. iOS 12 also brings a new “Measure” app.