"A new iOS update is now available. Please update from iOS 12 beta." If you have run the latest version of Apple's beta software for OS 12, you have probably been harmed by this notification a lot during the last 24 hours. Dozens of times? Potentially hundreds? Yesterday it started showing every time an iOS device was unlocked – or you just pulled down the notification tray a little.
Fortunately, just as we go into Labor Day weekend, Apple has sent another iOS 12 update to restore health. If you open your iPhone settings, iOS 12 is public beta 10 (developer beta 1
| A new iOS update |
| IS NOW AVAILABLE. |
| PLEASE UPDATE FROM |
| IOS 12 BETA. |
| ___________ |
( __ /) ||
(• ㅅ •) ||
– Mike Rundle (@flyosity) August 31, 2018
Guilherme Ramo managed to figure out what went wrong with the latest iOS 12 beta. The building thought it would go out, thus deciding the string of alerts and mass friction:
It appears that this method in Springboard makes some date / time calculations to determine whether the current building will expire whenever the cover is rejected. For some reason, the latest buildings in IOS 12 believe they are about to expire. (19459015) @davedelong : P) pic.twitter.com/HWe7C0NnIT
– Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 31, 2018
This annoying hitch aside, iOS 12 beta (especially as the last couple of builds) appear to deliver on Apple's promises of faster, more fluid performance across the iOS product line. During the company's last earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said there are over 4 million people running this year beta software.
But let me just say: I'm still not a fan of the changes they've made to send a photo in iMessage. Just hit it back, Apple. Please.