News: Apple Releases iOS 12.3 Beta 4 for iPhone to Developers

Apple Releases iOS 12.3 Beta 4 for iPhone to Developers

If you're an iOS software developer, get excited, as Apple just pushed out iOS 12.3 dev beta 4 today, Monday, April 29. The new beta update comes exactly one week after iOS 12.3 dev beta 3 was released.

Based on Apple's release notes, it appears 12.3 beta 4 a very minor update. In fact, it simply fixes an issue where 12.3 wouldn't install on devices with previous iOS version. That said, it's likely beta 4 introduces bug fixes for issues that have popped up over the last three betas, problems Apple might not even highlight in the published release notes.

While 12.3 as a whole hasn't been the most exciting iPhone OS, it did introduce us to Apple TV Channels, in addition to a handful of bug fixes for issues found throughout this beta cycle.

Check out the full release notes for 12.3 beta 4 below:

General: Resolved Issues

Resolved an issue that prevented iOS 12.3 from being installed
on devices running previous iOS versions.

Accessibility: Resolved Issues

The Accessibility Events switch was removed, because related
aspects of the W3C AOM effort are no longer applicable. (49784417)

Date and Time: New Features

Support for the Reiwa (令和) era of the Japanese calendar, which
begins on May 1, 2019, is now available. The first year of
Japanese-calendar era is represented as  “元年” (“Gannen”)
instead of “1年”, except in the shorter numeric-style formats
which typically also use the narrow era name; for example:
“R1/05/01”. (27323929)

Date and Time: Resolved Issues

Resolved an issue that caused unexpected behavior while changing
the system time ahead to May 1 when using a device with the
system language and calendar set to Japanese. (49371044)

To download and update your iPhone to iOS 12.3 dev beta 4, you'll first need to be a registered developer with a valid configuration profile. If you have iOS 12's "Automatic Updates" enabled, you can let the software update overnight. To install right away, go to Settings –> General –> Software Update –> Download and Install, and then follow the on-screen prompts.

Just updated your iPhone? You'll find new features for Podcasts, News, Books, and TV, as well as important security improvements and fresh wallpapers. Find out what's new and changed on your iPhone with the iOS 17.5 update.

Cover image and screenshots by Jake Peterson/Gadget Hacks

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