Registered developers can download the new iOS 12 beta from Apple Developer Center or over-the-air after you install the correct certificate, while public beta members will also see the update as their 10th beta version of iOS 12.
Based on the short range and countless time of release, the update is almost certainly an alert response update that began to appear serious yesterday. Users were asked to update to a "new iOS update" every time they unlocked the phone or rejected notification center.
iOS 12 brings several important new features, with Apple updated top-to-bottom operating system to make iPhones and iPads, especially the older models, faster and more responsive.
On iPhone X, the new Animoji characters are combined with "Memoji", which is customizable, personal, humanoid Animoji that can be used in both Messages and FaceTime, and there are new camera effects in both of these applications.
Apple originally planned to introduce Group FaceTime support in iOS 12, but the feature was removed in iOS 12 beta 7 and will not be reinstated later this fall in a future update to iOS 12.
Siri is smarter in iOS 12 with a new shortcut feature that allows you to create multi-step custom automations using first and third party applications that can be enabled with Siri voice commands. Shortcuts can be created via the shortcuts app, available as a beta from Apple's development center.
Apple built comprehensive tools for time management and monitoring in iOS 12 with screen time so you can keep track of how much time you spend in apps on iPhone and iPad. App limits can help you cut down on your iOS device, and robust parental controls are included for families.
Updated Do not Disturb Options Options Activate no more intuitively and easily, and a new Do not disturb at the Bedtime feature reduces nighttime distractions and sleep disturbances.
Group Alerts make it easier to view and manage incoming alerts while a new Instant Tuning feature allows you to customize setting settings right on the Alert lock screen.
Apple News has a new Browse feature, the Stocks app has been transformed and retrieved for iPad, iBooks has been revised with a new look and a new name – Apple Books and voice notes have been renewed with iCloud support and an iPad app.
ARKit 2.0 introduces new capabilities that share experiences that allow two people to see the same AR environment on separate devices, and stamina, which allows AR experiences to be stored across multiple sessions. There is also a new Apple-built Measure app to measure objects using AR capabilities.
iOS 12 contains a newly upgraded and rebuilt Maps app that uses a new Apple-designed map engine that will display foliage, pools, buildings, pedestrian and other map elements more accurately. The new maps also contain significant traffic improvements, real-time traffic, construction, and more, and it will allow Apple to change changes and fix faster.
The updated Maps app is available in the Northern California area during beta testing. After iOS 12 launches, Apple continues to expand the new maps to several US locations
New beta versions of upcoming operating system updates always present tweaked features and new functionality, and we describe what's new in the seventh beta below. We also rounded up all the changes introduced in the previous beta: Beta 2 and Beta 3, Beta 4, Beta 5, Beta 6 and Beta 7.
Later betas has had fewer changes because we are approaching the end of the beta trial, with a public launch for iOS 12 scheduled in September with new iPhones.