Apple recently began the rollout of the first beta builds of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, both of which brought some major performance improvements and introduced a host of new features on their respective platforms. Apple has now released the Developer Beta 3 of macOS Mojave (v10.14) and iOS 12, and they are now available to download via the developer channel.
iOS 12 Developer Beta 3
Aside from fixing a host of issues introduced by the previous iOS 12 developer beta build, the third developer beta also brings a host of new features and UI changes. Some of the key changes introduced by the latest update are mentioned below:
- The ability to share photos and videos via an ephemeral link, that will let users utilize the link for up to 30 days to access the embedded media.
- Properly aligned carrier and network information on the control center
- Smaller action buttons for notifications, and the ability to clear an app’s entire notifications with just a single swipe.
- Clear all notifications in the panel by long-pressing the ‘X’ button on the iPad.
- A slightly redesigned control center
- A ‘Share My Location’ option integrated into the iCloud settings
- New activity section in the messages, which allows users to share up to 11 animated stickers
- More detailed visual statistics to show battery usage pattern when the Low Power Mode is enabled
- CarPlay will now remain in the connected state while using the backup camera
- Slightly tweaked settings in the Measure app
- A new UI design for Voice Memos on iPad
macOS Mojave Developer Beta 3
The latest macOS Mojave developer beta brings a number of fixes for issues introduced by the previous developer beta build, and also adds a couple of new features. For example, 32-bit processes will now activate an alert protocol on launch, and they can also be reviewed by using the System Information application. Moreover, localization for British English, Australian English, Canadian French, and Hong Kong Chinese has also been added with the latest macOS Mojave developer beta.
More importantly, third-party applications can no longer access protected storage until the user adds them to the Application Data category in the Privacy tab of Security & Privacy System Preferences.
But before you proceed to register for Apple’s developer beta program and give iOS 12 and macOS Mojave’s latest developer beta builds a try, do keep in mind that this is a pre-release software which might be loaded with bugs that can affect certain features and may also lead to data loss in some cases. So, if you are feeling really anxious and are bold enough to try out a beta software, back up all your data in advance, or better yet, wait for the stable build to arrive.