Today, Apple releases the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes. It’s about after the one week of release of fifth beta iOS 12.2 and two months after the seeding of iOS 12.1.4. The new iOS 12.2 beta will be available at Apple’s Developer Center so that only registered Developers can download it from there. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center it will be over the air.
At an upcoming March 25 event, iOS 12.2 will see the launch of a new subscription service according to the Apple news. Unlimited access to magazines and paywalled news services for a single monthly fee is planned to offered by the Apple. All the content will be available for developers through the news app.
For the first time, the Apple news is extended to Canada with iOS 12.2. News stories in English, French, or both will be available for Canadian iPhone and iPad users, they will be able to read them. Apple says:
“During the beta, content will be more limited than it will be when the update is released.”
The iOS 12.2 update also includes four new Animoji. It includes a boar, a shark, a giraffe, and an owl. You can easily use your Animoji during messaging and facetime. Minor changes to some icons (including Apple News, AirPlay, and Remote in Control Center), are provided by Apple. There will be a better quality of audio messages. Also, there are new Safari features.
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In iOS 12.2 safari’s privacy, through a new Motion & Orientation toggle located under Settings >Safari >Privacy >Security, is being improved by Apple which is disabled by default. The setting needs to be enabled. The second generation Air pods with “Hey Siri” support is confirmed by Apple. All credit goes to the hidden ‘Hey Siri’ setup screen in the beta.
So, we can expect that Apple could be planning to release new Air Pods along with the release of iOS 12.2.