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Apple Rolls Out iOS 12 Beta 6—It’s Getting Closer

by Brandon Russell | August 6, 2018August 6, 2018 10:37 am PST

Apple on Monday rolled out iOS 12 beta 6, just one week after it released the most recent update. (It also comes the same day Google released the final version of Android 9 Pie, which is available now for Pixel devices.)

If you’re a registered Apple developer, you can download the sixth beta now; public beta testers can likely expect an update as early as tomorrow.

The release of iOS 12 is expected to coincide with a trio of new iPhone models Apple is expected to unveil this fall. When the software launches, it’ll include features such as Memoji, grouped notifications, group FaceTime support, and a feature called ScreenTime that’s designed to limit a user’s smartphone use.

Perhaps the biggest change in iOS 12, according to Apple, is the performance of the software. On its website, Apple claims the Camera app will now open up to 70 percent faster, while the keyboard will come up 50 percent faster. Additionally, users should notice improved app performance, even under a heavy workload.

With iOS 12 now in its sixth beta, Apple is in the home stretch. Expect one or two more developer releases before a final version of iOS 12 on the immediate horizon.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.