Apple on Monday released the first betas of both iOS 12.1.2 and watchOS 5.1.3 to developers. Both betas come less than a week after the public release of iOS 12.1.1 and watchOS 5.1.3, which worked together to enable the ECG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4. iOS 12.1.1 also offered an improved FaceTime interface, Live Photos for FaceTime, and Haptic Touch notifications on the iPhone XR.
Apple’s release notes for both betas indicate they “contains bug fixes and improvements,” so this appears to be a minor update for both operating systems.
The iOS 12.1.2 developer beta can be downloaded over-the-air to devices with the proper configuration installed. Developers can also download the new beta from the Apple Developer Center.
Developers will need to have the proper configuration profile installed to install watchOS 5.1.3, which can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is installed, the beta can be downloaded using the dedicated “Watch” app on the iPhone by going to “General” -> “Software Update.”
Apple also seeded the first beta of their tvOS 12.1.2 update to developers for testing purposes, five days after releasing the tvOS 12.1.1 update.
The update is compatible with fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, and can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that’s installed using Xcode. It likely also contains the ever-popular “bug fixes and improvements.”
We’ll update this post if any notable changes are discovered in either beta.