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Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.4 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the fifth iOS 12.4 beta, and nearly two months after releasing iOS 12.3, a major update that introduced a revamped TV app.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.4 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.


There were no new features discovered in the first five iOS 12.4 betas, so it's not entirely clear what's coming in the update. As a more significant 12.x update, it's possible that the update is focusing on a feature that's not yet available -- the Apple Card.

Apple is planning to release the Apple Card in the summer, so iOS 12.4 could be the update that prepares the iOS operating system for that launch, adding hidden features that will be unlocked when the update becomes available to the public. If we find new features in the sixth beta of iOS 12.4, we'll update this post.

iOS 12.4 may be one of the last updates to the iOS 12 operating system as Apple transitions to iOS 13, set to launch this September.

Related Roundup: iOS 12


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1 week ago

6 betas just to support a credit card... :rolleyes:

Yes, there are absolutely no bug fixes, improvements, stability fixes, or changes at all. :rolleyes:
Rating: 21 Votes
1 week ago

Why is it not called 12.3.1? There's zero new features in this. Just a bug fix release


Maybe because that version has already been released? :rolleyes:
Rating: 8 Votes
1 week ago

6 betas just to support a credit card... :rolleyes:


Yes, there are absolutely no bug fixes, improvements, stability fixes, or changes at all. :rolleyes:


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That's six betas right there. The stress can sometimes get to the best of us.
Rating: 5 Votes
1 week ago

Why is it not called 12.3.1? There's zero new features in this. Just a bug fix release

It introduces the Apple Credit Card into iOS
Rating: 5 Votes
1 week ago
6 betas just to support a credit card... :rolleyes:
Rating: 4 Votes
1 week ago
Apple Card is coming soon!
Rating: 4 Votes
1 week ago

Why is it not called 12.3.1? There's zero new features in this. Just a bug fix release

12.3.1 is already out, it's the latest public release. I supposed they called the next one 12.4 instead of 12.3.2 because it will include the Apple Card (though the developer and public betas don't include it, that's Apple's normal behavior with this kind of features).
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Guys guys... Every Apple employee and Goldman Sachs employee with an Apple Card are running the 12.4 beta. It’s the only way to apply for the card.

Not only do they have the beta, but they registered their Apple ID to their employee account. Therefore, a non-employee can’t apply for Apple Card yet.

Yeah, the testing of Apple Pay related features never goes beyond internal testing. That was what happened with Apple Pay, Apple Pay on the web and Apple Pay Cash: nobody outside Apple and/or its partners ever saw those features until the final versions of their respective software updates were released. And that is seemingly also what is happening with the Apple Card now.
Rating: 3 Votes
1 week ago
Hahaha, a what?
Rating: 3 Votes
1 week ago

And for the Apple Card, I thought they'd wait for iOS 13. Now this new feature is going to be buried in a minor update only a minor of users are going to make.



* iOS 12.4 supports more devices than iOS 13 - why would Apple limit potential roll out and slow it down?
Rating: 3 Votes
1 week ago
dam and I figured they would have released this by now :) , the production one that is .
Rating: 2 Votes

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