What’s new in iOS 12.1 beta 2

“The second beta of iOS 12.1 has arrived and with it comes several improvements,” Andrew O’Hara reports for AppleInsider. “Notably, it includes over 70 new emoji, a fix for the charging bug introduced in iOS 12, and performance improvements.”

“Making the biggest headline is the addition of over 70 emoji. Apple previewed these earlier in the year and are just now making their way to iOS,” O’Hara reports. “The most notable of which include the freezing face, red/curly/grey/no hair characters, and several new animals. Check out our hands-on video to see the other new emoji coming in iOS 12.1.”

O’Hara reports, “The second beta of iOS 12.1 was seeded to developers alongside betas of watchOS 5.1, macOS Mojave, and tvOS 12.1.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Nice to see the new iPhone emoji has finally dropped the antiquated Home button!

Apple brings 70+ new emoji to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac in upcoming software updates – October 2, 2018


  1. Maybe, just maybe, they’ll quash the bug that starts playing random music from my library in the middle of phone calls when I’m on bluetooth. So embarrassing.

    1. if your running the beta of 12.1, usually there is extra code that will slow things down until later releases, if you didn’t know that by now, why are you loading IOS beta’s on your iPhone?

      1. I usually run the betas with no issue. This last version just wasn’t good. The iPhone is back to normal with this update.

        Not all releases work well, being betas, right Macinfo?

  2. Is Apple going to turn off the tracking of our emails and phone calls in this upgrade? If they do, I’m updating my iPhone 7 to iOS 12. Otherwise, I’m staying with iOS 11.

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