News: Apple Just Released iOS 12.4 Beta 7 for iPhone, Indicating Apple Card Is Near

Apple Just Released iOS 12.4 Beta 7 for iPhone, Indicating Apple Card Is Near

Apple Card, Apple's foray into credit cards, is to be released this summer. There's no exact date set yet for when you can apply for one or when iOS will support it, but it's getting close. Apple just released iOS 12.4 developer and public beta 7, meaning we're almost there since iOS 12.4 is mainly intended to add Apple Card support for iPhone.

The new credit card is issued by Goldman Sachs and will have APRs that range from 13.24% to 24.24% based on creditworthiness with "Daily Cash" back for purchases. It has only been tested by Apple employees and retail employees so far. And rumors suggest it may be released very soon, as early as the end of this week, but those are just rumors so Apple Card may be slated for next week or even later.

Aside from Apple Card support, the July 16 release of the iOS 12.4 beta 7 likely also has a range of bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. If you want tons of features, it's better to jump on the iOS 13 beta, which has over 200 new things to explore. It's not clear right now if Apple Card support is built into iOS 13 as well.

The iOS 12.4 beta 7 release notes are out now, but just like we expected, they look exactly like beta 6's release notes.


  • The iOS 12.2 SDK provides support for developing iOS apps for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices running iOS 12.4. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 10.2.1 available from the Mac App Store. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 10.2.1, see Xcode 10.2.1 Release Notes.

Instruments — Resolved Issues

  • Resolved an issue where running an app in iOS 12.2 or later under the Leaks instrument resulted in random numbers of false-positive leaks for every leak check after the first one in a given run. You might still encounter this issue in Simulator, or in macOS apps when using Instruments from Xcode 10.2 and later. (48549361)

To download and update your iPhone to iOS 12.4 beta 7, make sure you're a developer or public beta tester with a valid configuration profile. If you have iOS 12's "Automatic Updates" enabled, you can let the software update overnight. Otherwise, to install right now, head to Settings –> General –> Software Update –> Download and Install, then follow the prompts.

Just updated your iPhone? You'll find new emoji, enhanced security, podcast transcripts, Apple Cash virtual numbers, and other useful features. There are even new additions hidden within Safari. Find out what's new and changed on your iPhone with the iOS 17.4 update.

Cover photo and screenshots by Justin Meyers/Gadget Hacks

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