As a watch, two days after launching iOS 12.1.3, macOS Mojave 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3 and tvOS 12.1.2, Apple today began testing the next major updates of its operating systems.
The first beta builds of iOS 12.2 (16E5181f) of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 (18E174f) of watchOS 5.2 (16T5181f) and the tvOS 12.2 (16L5181f). In addition, the Xcode 10.2 beta (10P82s), the macOS Server 5.8 beta (18H2027) and the Apple Configurator 2.9 beta (3J9).
From the version numbers, it is possible that these updates will come with some noticeable newness besides bug fixes and general enhancements. IOS 11.2, for example, came with new wallpapers, Control Center changes, Apple Pay Cash, and slightly faster wireless recharge compatibility.
As soon as we know if there is any news coming from these updates, we will let you know via updates to this post.
Update 1/24/2019 16:57
Starting to paint the news:
iOS 12.2 brings TV support for HomeKit & AirPlay 2. Also, for release notes, Apple News finally comes to Canada. .T pic.twitter/Z1kbvAFVdw
– Ryan Christoffel (@iryantldr) January 24, 2019
IOS 12.2 brings TV support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2. In addition, through the release notes, Apple News is finally coming to Canada. 🇨🇦
Obviously, this has to do with the recently announced television support from various manufacturers.
Update II 1/24/2019 5:16 PM
The screen mirroring function has gained a new icon in Control Center:
New Screen Mirroring icon in iOS 12.2 pic.twitter/mztwNZotUh
– Matt (@ ttam110) January 24, 2019
Update III 1/24/2019 6:41 PM
The Control Center remote control widget has been slightly redesigned in iOS 12.2, as shown in MacRumors:
In addition, Safari has gained little blue arrows in its search which allow the user to add the search keywords before actually doing it:
The browser now also informs, more prominently in its address bar, when a site being accessed is not secure (without HTTPS).
Finally, another relevant news is in Apple Maps: it has gained a new index that informs the current air quality.
And you, did you find any more changes?
Update IV 01/24/2019 19:07
There is also a new interface when Siri is asked to play music:
@bzamayo new UI in Siri when asking for music pic.twitter/1w2JamYgpe
– Gabe (@gabrielmata) January 24, 2019
Update V 01/28/2019 at 15:00
One more good news, highlighted by 9to5Mac:
@ 9to5mac 12.2 allows you to custom screen time pic.twitter/pJIEplP3Fj
– Sam Spencer (@Mr_SamSpencer) January 26, 2019
Beginning with iOS 12.2, you can customize the feature. Rest (Downtime) in Usage Time Settings for days of the week and no longer just one, general. Great especially for those who deal with the smartphone differently on business days and weekends.
VI Update 01/28/2019 16:35
The first test builds of iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4 and tvOS 12.2 are now also available to members of the Apple Beta Software Program.