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Following its official release of iOS 12.1.1, watchOS 5.1.2, macOS 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1, Apple has seeded the first developer update of iOS 12.1.2, watchOS 5.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, and tvOS 12.1.2. Developers who Registered through Apple Developer Center can download the update via OTA.


The release notes for these upcoming updates only highlight bug fixes and performance improvements, however, we expect to fix an issue that bother many users, in which they found that the iPhone failed to connect to cellular network after updating the iOS 12.1.1, and affecting some app, it's understood that the problem already known by Apple engineers, so iOS 12.1.2 is likely to fix that bug.

Asides from that, no major changes or features being discovered at the moment, if we found anything new, we will update the post right way. We will be also pleased if you comment down below your findings.

Apple's watchOS 5.1.2 software update released today enabled the ECG feature of the Apple Watch Series 4, but as Apple described in the release note that in addition to the US mainland and Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands, users from other countries and regions can't activate ECG app on their Watches.



Many of the features on Apple devices were initially used only in the United States, but international users can usually simply switch the zone to the US, but not this time considering it needs regulatory approval before it makes available to that country, or else Apple will face serious consequences.

According to Apple, the ECG app and irregular heart rate notifications are all regulatorily required feature on Apple Watch. These two features have been approved by the U.S. FDA for the De Novo classification and are available to users who are 22 and older in the United States. It also stated that users who have already diagnosed atrial fibrillation should not use the app.

It is unclear whether the feature will expand to elsewhere in the future, but there are rumors that Canada may be the next country to support it. Apple's AW4 is sold worldwide, all with the heart sensor necessary for ECG functionality, but requires software and regulator permission beforehand.

Apple announced today in a press release that the watchOS 5.1.2, which has been in beta testing since November 7th, will be released today that will activate the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 models in the United States. Since it's available now, users can download the update via Apple Watch app on your iPhone.



The update also enables irregular heart rhythm notifications on Apple Watch Series 1 - 4 models, it can detect signs of AFib, the most common form of irregular rhythm, and the 2nd most common cause in the world. watchOS also adds several other Apple app Infograph watchfaces like the Mail, Message, Phone, etc. Apple also added a Walkie-Talkie toggle from Control Center
Starting today, the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 marks the first direct-to-consumer product that enables customers to take an electrocardiogram right from their wrist, capturing heart rhythm in a moment when they experience symptoms like a rapid or skipped heart beat and helping to provide critical data to physicians. The irregular rhythm notification feature on Apple Watch can now also occasionally check heart rhythms in the background and send a notification if an irregular heart rhythm that appears to be atrial fibrillation (AFib) is identified.
To take an ECG, it requires the Series 4's electrodes in the back crystal and the Digital Crown, place your finger on the Crown and wait for 30 seconds. Although Apple Watch can generate the equivalent of a single-lead medical ECG, Apple cautioned that this is not intend to replace traditional methods of diagnosis and should not be used to monitor or track diseases without doctor's description.
This update includes new features, improvements and bug fixes:

- New ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 (US and US territories only)
* Allows you to take an electrocardiogram similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram
* Can indicate whether your heart rhythm shows signs of atrial fibrillation—a serious form of irregular heart rhythm—or sinus rhythm, which means your heart is beating in a normal pattern
* Saves ECG waveform, classification and any noted symptoms in a PDF on the Health app on iPhone to share with your doctor

- Adds the ability to receive an alert if an irregular heart rhythm that appears to be atrial fibrillation is detected (US and US territories only)

- Enables direct access to supported movie tickets, coupons, and rewards cards in Wallet when tapped to a contactless reader

- Receive notifications and animated celebrations when you achieve daily maximum points in a day during an Activity competition

- New Infograph complications for Mail, Maps, Messages, Find My Friends, Home, News, Phone, Remote

- Manage your availability for Walkie-Talkie from Control Center

Apple today released the second update of watchOS 5, watchOS 5.0.1, only a little over a week after it seeded first watchOS 5 to Apple Watch users. To download and install watchOS 5.0.1, click on the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then go to General -> Software Update.


The update which fixes few issues with the original release, such as a bug that would cause an incorrect increase in exercise minutes for some users. Plus, an issue that makes Apple Watches to not track standing minutes during the afternoon, and an issue that would not allow it to charge normal, according to the release notes.

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

Fixes an issue that caused a small number of users to see an increase in exercise minutes
Addresses an issue that caused some users to not receive Stand credit in the afternoon
Fixes an issue that could prevent Apple Watch from charging

WatchOS 5 jet-packed with new features, including Activity Competitions with your friends, walkie-talkie for easier communicating with each other, auto workout detection, new Podcast app, Siri watch face support for many third-party apps, new workout type like hiking and yoga, WebKit support for websites on your wrist, and more!

Yesterday, Apple released iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 to the public users, which means new beta versions will soon be rolled out to developers. Not surprisingly, Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1, which it can be download and install once you got a proper profile, from there to install it via OTA.


For iOS 12.1, it appears that Group Facetime has re-added since it removed the feature previously in iOS 12, the feature was highly-popular on business leaders when they hold a conference call. iOS 12.1 will also introduce support ECG app that specially made for Apple Watch Series 4 models. Moreover, developer Steve Though-Smith says iOS 12.1 code suggest future iPad Pros will gain Landscape Face ID feature.

As far as watchOS 5.1 concerned, you may have noticed that when Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 4 last week, there is a footnote in the bottom of a slide, which says watchOS 5.1 will include ECG/EKG app support. There is, however, no features were brought this time to the tvOS 12.1.

On WWD 2018, Carplay was said to support third-party navigation apps, such as Waze and Google Maps. Surely, Google has released its Maps app with Carplay support, nonetheless, take a note here that you will require to update your iPhone to the latest iOS 12 operating system in order to enable the Google Maps app works in your car system.

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In addition to iOS 12, Apple today also released watchOS 5, HomePod software update, and tvOS 12, to all users. For watchOS 5, you can download it through Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then go to General -> Software Update. While tvOS 12 can be installed via Settings app -> System -> Software Update, and HomePods to be automatically updated


WatchOS 5 introduced various new features, including Activity Competitions with your friends, walkie-talkie for easier communicating with each other, auto workout detection, new Podcast app, Siri watch face support for third-party apps, new workout type like hiking and yoga, WebKit support for websites on your wrist, and more!

TvOS 12, on the other hand, brings support for Dolby Atmos, and iTunes will be home to the largest collection of Dolby Atmos-supported movies, and all purchased movies will be upgraded for free when the update release for everyone. It also introduces Zero Sign-on, you don’t need to sign in apps that offered by TV providers.

TvOS 12 also includes new aerial screensavers that were captured from the International Space Station, it’s now easier than ever to autofill passwords from the iPhone to signing into Apple TV apps, as well as the support for Home Control systems like Crestron and Savant.

HomePod, Apple's first smart speaker also getting much smarter, with the new software, HomePod now can place or answer calls, search songs by lyrics, set up multiple times, support for Siri Shortcuts, find your iOS devices quickly by ask Siri to ring, and more. The software update will be installed automatically if your iPhone is running iOS 11.4 and higher. 

iOS 12 is not Apple's only one-week two betas operating system. Four days after the release of beta 8, the company pushed watchOS 5 beta 9 to developers this afternoon. Once a proper configuration profile gets installed, you can download the beta via Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then select General - Software Update.


watchOS 5 brings features like yoga and hiking workouts, the Apple Podcast app, enhanced Siri and optimized notifications, Activity Competitions to compete with friends, Walkie-Talkie let you have a quick conversation with other people instantly, Siri watch face for third-party apps, Webkit support that allows you view content from some websites, etc.

We expect the official update of watchOS 5 to be released alongside Apple Watch Series 4 models in the upcoming fall event. Currently, aside from Series 0 that can't be updated to watchOS 5, all Apple Watch models support it.

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Last week, Apple released two iOS 12 beta updates, beta 7 and beta 8, respectively, due to a problem with beta 7, which was quickly withdrawn by Apple after the release. Apple then pushed iOS 12 beta 8. And now, the Cupertino tech-giant has released iOS 12 beta 9, as always, users can install the beta once you had the developer beta profile in the place.


However, we didn't find any new features or changes whatsoever. Just a recap, iOS 12 introduces new features like Group FaceTime, personalized emoji called Memoji and four new Animojis, new Siri Shortcuts with custom voice commands, Grouped Notifications, Screen Time that calculates how much you spend on your phone, also adds limits, and so on.

Apple today also released the eighth developer beta of macOS Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 with no changes at all. We are expecting these four updates to be released this September alongside three new iPhones as well as six different sizes of Apple Watch Series 4 models.

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Apple has released the sixth developer beta of iOS 11.2, watchOS 5, macOS 10.14, and tvOS 12, two week after it seeded fifth betas. These versions can be updated with a developer beta profile and install it on your devices. Here are feature and changes so far discovered:


The update so far fixed an issue where Bluetooth accessories not functioning correctly, Apple Pay Cash via Siri crash, an issue that Shortcuts not working, and a bug that limited Siri of opening apps by name in CarPlay. iOS 12 beta 6 also introduces a few splash screen for App Store and Music app, and iOS 12 wallpaper relocated to the bottom of the section.

For watchOS 5 beta 4, macOS Majove 10.14. and tvOS 12 beta 5, we didn't find any new feature in it. We expect that iOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Majove 10.14, and tvOS 12 will be released to all users in the fall alongside three new iPhones that will be announced by Apple.

macOS Mojave 10.14 beta 6 introduced Windows Migration Assistant, it can transfer third-party data such as accounts, documents, email, contacts, and calendar. For instance, users can be importing data from Mircosoft Outlook.

If there are any new changes being discovered, we will post it here!

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Apple has released the fifth developer beta of iOS 11.2, watchOS 5, macOS 10.14, and tvOS 12, two week after it seeded third betas. These versions can be updated with a developer beta profile and install it on your devices. Here are feature and changes so far discovered:

For iOS 12 beta 5, Screen Time in the Settings app no longer lists family members who aren't children, the Battery Health feature no longer in Beta, lyrics include in Apple Music search, new FaceTime tone when connecting and disconnecting.

Moreover, Apple also introduces some new bugs like paired Bluetooth accessories might not function correctly, error when using Apple Pay Cash via Siri, a couple bugs related to Siri Shortcuts, etc.


For watchOS 5 beta 4 and tvOS 12 beta 4, we didn't find any new feature in it. We expect that iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 will be released to all users in the fall alongside three new iPhones that will be announced by Apple.

Lastly, for macOS Mojave beta 5, Apple adds several new wallpapers appropriate for use with Dark Mode, such as images of the Mojave desert, new abstract oil slick-style wallpapers, new dark flower wallpapers, marketing images that appear in recent Mac refreshes, and so on.

If there are any new changes being discovered, we will post it here!

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of iOS 11.2, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, two week after it seeded third betas. The version can be updated with a developer beta profile and install it on your secondary devices. Here are the features and changes so far discovered.

With iOS 12 beta 4, the Cellular usage can now sort by the highest amount of data usage instead of organizing by alphabetical. Apple has also added more new Activity stickers in Messages. There is a new splash screen when you finished setup automatic updates.

Currently, beta 4 has some known issues that affect Screen Time, App Store, and Siri Shortcuts. The App Store app may crash when installing a new app for the first time. Apple recommends users try to restart devices to resolve these issues.


For watchOS 5 beta 4 and tvOS 12 beta 4, we didn't find any new feature in it. We expect that iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 will be released to all users in the fall alongside three new iPhones that will be announced by Apple.

If there are any new changes being discovered, we will post it here!

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Apple has released the third developer beta of iOS 11.2, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, two weel after it seeded second betas. The version can be updated with a developer beta profile and install it on your secondary devices. Here are the features and changes so far discovered.

For iOS 12 beta 3, Apple has rolled out new Maps design in the San Francisco Bay Area on devices with data collected by Apple itself. Location sharing setting now in a user's profile settings. New animation when clear all notifications, Voice Memos app has redesigned for iPads, and Watch app now shows third-party apps that work with Siri watch face.


For watchOS 5 beta 3, Apple apparently tweaked new Breathe app icon to match its in-app design. We didn't find any new feature in the third beta of tvOS 12. However, tvOS 12 adds Dolby Atmos support. Apple said that iTunes will become the world's largest Dolby Atmos library, yet we no sign of support is being discovered in beta 3.

We expect that iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 will be released to all users in the fall alongside three new iPhones that will announce by Apple. 

If you have found any features in the latest beta version, please leave a comment below!

Apple has released the second developer beta of iOS 11.2, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12. The version can be updated with a developer beta profile and install it on your whichever devices. Here are the features and changes so far discovered.


Firstly, for iOS 12 beta 2, Apple is introducing iPhone 6 form of display size instead of iPhone 4 when you running iPhone apps on your iPad.

Furthermore, Apple has also redesigned the battery usage chart in the Settings app, it also tweaked the new Screen Time feature such as display an app’s information, its developer. You can now also view screen time by devices.

Other new features and changes are: Scanning with Face ID when Face ID required to unlock contents, advanced Photo Search, then the status bar shows softer location icon, and so on.

For other three software platforms: macOS 10.14 beta 2 now includes new night map feature for Maps app; watchOS 5 beta 2 gains functional Walkie-Talkie app, tvOS 12 beta 2 seems like supporting Dolby Atmos for now.

Apple has announced macOS 10.14 and watchOS 5 during the WWDC Keynote on June 4th, the latest operating systems that are designed for Macs and Apple Watches. And now we have discovered some little tidbits that the company didn’t cover in the event...

The MacOS Mojave, which will be released later this year, will be the last version to support 32-bit apps. As early as 2007, Apple released OS X Leopard, the first Mac operating system to support 64-bit apps. According to Apple, macOS High Sierra released last year is the last macOS to support 32-bit without any compromise.


Safari now finally support for favicon in tabs, means you’ll see a website’s icon directly in its respective tab. Although some people think that this will only further confuse the tabbed interface, if you open many tabs, it can assist you to a website more easily. However, favicons are disabled by default and can be enabled via the Safari Preferences settings.

Other new macOS Mojave features including a new Lock Screen design with bigger image and font, custom accent colors that will take the result on menu button clicks, Software Update moves to System Preferences, instead of via Mac App Store, new DVD Player app that gets Touch Bar controls and a new icon. and will no longer support system-wide Facebook or Twitter logins.

As for watchOS 5, Weather app now shows UV index and wind speed data, and can now add cities to Weather and World Clock app, another neat change is that you can now to manually connect the Wi-Fi networks, while iOS 12's grouped notifications feature also applies to watchOS 5.

Besides from announcing iOS 12, Apple has also announced tvOS 12, macOS 10.14, and watchOS 5 on the WWDC Keynote yesterday. We have rounded up features and changes in these latest platforms

Firstly, tvOS 12 brings support for Dolby Atmos, and iTunes will be home to the largest collection of Dolby Atmos-supported movies, and all purchased movies will be upgraded for free when the update release for everyone. It also introduces Zero Sign-on, you don’t need to sign in apps that offered by TV providers.



tvOS 12 also includes new aerial screensavers that were captured from the International Space Station, it’s now easier than ever to autofill passwords from the iPhone to signing into Apple TV apps, and it’s capable of support for Home Control systems like Crestron and Savant.

For macOS 10.14, it includes a new system-wide Dark Mode, improvements to Safari prevent from websites tracking when a user clicks on social share buttons, prevent from digital fingerprinting.



Apple also announced an entirely revamped Mac App Store that’s somewhat similar to the iOS 11 App Store design. It includes the new ‘Discover’ tab like the "Today" tab that can be found on the iOS App Store. The company also gave a sneak peek at the cross-platform app support.

Apple also announced watchOS 5. With watchOS 5, it includes new workout tracking mode, so that Apple Watch can sense when you are moving and prompt you to launch an exercise app. It will also remind you to end your exercise.


The Cupertino tech-giant also introduces a new way to communicate with other Apple Watch users--walkie-talkie, pretty much speaks for itself. Push a button, speak, wait for the voice of someone communicating back.

The Siri watch face, which makes its first appearance last year, has been updated with the support of sports, maps, and shortcuts to the new Siri actions. Apple has also eliminated the need to say "Hey Siri" before invoking a command.

Other features included in watchOS 5: notifications can be interactive, the ability to view certain webpages on the watch through new WebKit support, a new Podcasts app, able to play background audio, and an iOS 11-style customizable Control Center.

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