Apple commenced its fifth testing phase for its iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1. Accordingly, the Cupertino-based company launched iOS 12.1 Developer Beta 5, along with the Beta versions for tvOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1. All those developers who would want to test the new betas can either download the installation files from the Apple Download Center or as an OTA update on the Apple devices already accepted in the Beta testing program.
Also, the iOS 12.1 Public Beta 5, along with the betas for tvOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1, would come out in a few days, most probably on Wednesday, and it would be downloadable on Apple Beta Software Program website. On the other hand, iOS 12.1 Developer Beta 5 is already available with the build number 16B5089b.
It seems that the upcoming iOS 12.1 would come out with some new features but, mostly, it would only bring some improvements of those already existing in the iOS 12 version. Also, the upcoming tvOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1 would also come out with new changes.
iOS 12.1 Developer Beta 5 Rolled Out By Apple – What Would Be Different in iOS 12.1?
Even though iOS 12 ditched the Group FaceTime, despite being present in the betas for the current version of iOS, the function seems that it would make its comeback in iOS 12.1, according to previous beta releases. Group FaceTime would support up to 32 people in a conversation at the same time and would also boast support for Memoji.
Additionally, the upcoming iOS 12.1 would add more than 70 new Emojis and would fix the reported iPhone XS and XS Max charging issues. Also, the forthcoming version would fix some bugs and improve security.
Besides, the upcoming tvOS 12.1 version would come out with some bug fixes and security enhancements. On the other hand, the new watchOS 5.1, similarly to the iOS 12.1, would come out with support for Group FaceTime, along with some improvements and features.