Apple rolls out 5th developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1

“Apple is onto its fifth round of testing for its current generation of operating system betas, with developers in the program able to update their devices with new builds of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1,” Malcolm Owen reports for AppleInsider. “”

“Developers taking part in the testing program can download the new builds either from the Apple Developer Center or as an over-the-air update to devices already enrolled in the scheme,” Owen reports. “The public beta version usually surfaces within a few days of the developer counterpart, and can be acquired from the Apple Beta Software Program website.”

“This release of tvOS 12.1 appears to be more an improvement and bug fix release, and so far has lacked any major changes that would be noticeable by users,” Owen reports. “As with iOS 12.1 and tvOS 12.1, there are few extra features in watchOS 5.1 over watchOS 5, but the main change is the inclusion of Group FaceTime call support, and the ability to handle the call in audio until the user is able to continue from an iOS device in video.”

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  1. Bring on the watchOS ECG software. That, more than any other Apple product in the past, is going to save a LOT of lives.
    Not just “old people” (like me) but young people who don’t know they have a problem. Every year I hear about high school football players who drop dead at practice because they don’t even know they have a heart irregularity.
    This won’t catch everything, but it is a great start.

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