At WWDC 2018, Apple announced the new iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad devices. Final version of the iOS 12 isn’t released yet but Beta version is available to download for developers, iOS 12 Public beta will be available at the end of this month and final version expected in September that will be the default iOS for , dates are mentioned below.
iOS 12 isn’t a huge software update, but in this release Apple added some new features and making existing iOS features more stable. Here, below you can see the iOS 12 release date and new features that announced at the event.
iOS 12 release date
Before releasing the final version of iOS, Apple allow developers and public beta tester to test their latest iOS.
- Developers: If you are a registered Apple developer then download is available from June 4.
- Beta Program: Public Beta iOS 12 will be available end of June. Learn more about Apple Beta Program.
- Final software: iOS 12 Final version will be available later in September.
First, Apple release Developer Beta version for iOS. Only register developers can access this to download and install on their devices. To become a developer your have to pay $99 and sign up. This version may have bugs and your must not install it until you know about developer versions.
Second release of iOS will be for those who join the Public Beta Program. Public Beta is much safer release that anyone can install on their iPhone or iPad.
Finally, after releasing few beta versions there will be a stable Final iOS 12 expected in September with the release of new iPhone. nyone can install this update by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
iOS 12 compatible device
If your iPhone or iPad can run iOS 11 then your device can also compatible with iOS 12. In other words iPhone 5s, iPad mini2 and iPad Air and newer devices can run iOS 12.