Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air when the correct configuration profile is installed from the Developer Center.
iOS 12.2 will launch a new subscription service at Apple News, which Apple plans to reveal at a forthcoming March 25 event. Apple plans to offer unlimited access to magazines and paywalled news services for a single monthly fee, with all content available through the News app.
iOS 12.2 expands Apple News to Canada for the first time, with Canadian iPhone and iPad users reading news stories in English, French or both. Apple says the content of the beta will be more limited than it will be when the update is released.
There are four new Animoji included iOS 12.2 beta, including a wild boar, a shark, a giraffe and an owl. Animoji can be used in Messages and FaceTime apps.
The software introduces the first support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on third-party TVs in light of the latest AirPlay 2 messages, with a new ability to restrict TV access that goes into the speaker access setting in the launcher. There is also a redesigned remote control in the Control Center, and when paired with tvOS 12.2, ask Siri to play certain TV shows, movies and music on your HomeKit devices like Apple TV.
For some AT&T users, there is a new "5G E" icon for the cellular signal that replaces the standard LTE icon. This is a little misleading for AT&T because the iPhone does not support 5G and the AT & T network requires 5G E 5G. Instead, it is an upgraded version of LTE, with more info available here.
The Wallet app interface has been streamlined and tweaked because Apple plans to introduce support for an Apple credit card that will be made available through a partnership with Goldman Sachs. The credit card could have unique features such as reward tracking, access to balance management tools, spending habits, and spending limits.
The Screen Time function Downtime can be customized day after iOS 12.2, Apple has made minor changes to some icons (including Apple News. AirPlayand remote control in the control center), audio messages are now better quality and there are new Safari features, with a complete list of changes introduced during the beta testing period available in our iOS 12.2 tidbit posts .
Apple enhances Safari's privacy in iOS 12.2 through a new motion and orientation shift, located under Settings> Safari> Privacy> Security, which is disabled by default. The setting must be enabled to allow sites to display content that depends on motion data from the accelerometer and gyroscope in the iPhone and iPad.
iOS 12.2 confirms that Apple is planning to release the second generation AirPods with "Hey Siri"support thanks to a hidden" hello Siri"AirPods setup screen in beta. Inclusion of AirPods setup setting in the beta indicates that Apple might plan to release new ones AirPods when iOS 12.2 is released. There have also been guides on further work on AirPower, which indicates that the product is still coming.
Apple plans to introduce Apple News service at an event taking place on March 25, and it is likely that the company plans to release iOS 12.2 shortly after giving iOS users access to the new subscription options.