It is great news for Apple users who are eagerly waiting for the public release of iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1 & tvOS 12.1. Within few days of releasing the Developer Beta 4 for its major software platforms, Apple has released the Developer Beta 5 for iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1 and tvOS 12.1 as well. This is a clear indication to the fact that Apple is inching closer to the public release of the new operating system versions. Though there is not a significant difference between Beta 3 & Beta 1 versions, the variation lies between the prior public version and the current developer betas.
Apple users who are registered with the Apple Developer Beta program can download the 5th Beta versions straight away on their compatible iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Apple TV hardware. The company under Tim Cook is all set to revolutionize the functioning of their operating systems as, compared to iOS 12, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12, there are a host of new features introduced in iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1 and tvOS 12.1. Let’s have a look at some of the cool features of the new and most-awaited versions of Apple’s OS.
Developer Beta 5 – iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, tvOS 12.1 – What’s New?
The major additions and alterations have come up in respect to iOS 12.1 keeping in mind the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. So, let us discuss iOS 12.1 prior to checking watchOS 5.1 & tvOS 12.1.
The major upgrade in iOS 12.1 comes in the form of support for e-SIM technology through which iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users can utilize two SIM in their devices. Real-time depth control allows you to tweak your photographs even before the image is taken, providing you more control over your photographic endeavors. Group FaceTime with support of over 32 calls at once is one of the coolest additions in iOS 12.1. There are new emojis coming as well. Altogether iOS 12.1 is bound to give you a refined experience on your iPhone.
Owners of Apple Watch of Series 1 or above must be eagerly waiting for watchOS 5.1 as the new watchOS supports Group FaceTime feature and a brand new full-color watch face as well compatible with Series 4 models. New emojis are added for those who love emoticons.
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In case of tvOS 12.1 nothing new has been introduced but major focus has been put on resolving the issues reported by users for the current public version of tvOS. All the bugs have been squashed and performance has been considerably improved. As far as the perspective of functionality is concerned, tvOS 12.1 hits the bull’s eye.
iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1 Developer Beta 5 – Should We Upgrade?
If you are a registered Apple Developer then you can download the Betas via OTA from your registered Apple device. Direct IPSW links download, in case of iOS, can be done from Apple Developer website developer.apple.com. However, nothing major is present in the 5th developer beta as compared to the prior developer betas. Hence, it is wise to wait for the public release of iOS 12.1. But, if you want to enjoy the smooth and streamlined experience of Developer Beta 5 then go for it as major bugs and errors, present in prior developer betas, have been eliminated in Developer Beta 5.
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