What's new in iOS 12 beta 9! Is this the final beta?

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Here we are, less than a week following iOS 12 beta eight with the ninth. This build has barely changed from what we've seen before, begging the question -- will this be the final beta?






This build -- 16A5362a -- is only a couple removed from the last beta we received in the middle of last week.

That explains why there were no noticable visual changes and extremely similar performance to the last time around. In our tinkering, we saw buttery smooth animations and not a single dropped frame. With performance like this, and a small increment from the last, we would not be surprised if this was the last beta preceding the GM.

Check out what changed last time in betas 7 and 8.

Find any other changes? Reach out to us on Twitter @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU.

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  • Reply 1 of 15
    pmcpmc Posts: 3member
    Great site and thank you for the articles HOWEVER, that is not what begging the question means.
    scampercomboxcatcherwlymStrangeDayschabigllamaivanhchasm
  • Reply 2 of 15
    I can see a few more coming as we're still over a month away from the release of iOS 12. And usually, the beta will be called GM. As far as I know anyway.
    chasm
  • Reply 3 of 15
    pmc said:
    Great site and thank you for the articles HOWEVER, that is not what begging the question means.
    I came here to say exactly this.

    Wikipedia has this as an example of, “begging the question”:

    Left-handed people are better painters because right-handed people can't paint as well.

    The argument (left-handed people are better painters) is supported by the second part (right-handed people can’t paint as well [as left-handed people]), which is erroneous and also asserts the same basic premise as the first.


    This is the GM of iOS 12 because the next release won’t be.

    ... would be begging the question.
    edited August 20 StrangeDayspmcchasm
  • Reply 4 of 15
    wlymwlym Posts: 69member
    I gave up on this one a long time ago. Even my well-read, well-educated friends use "begs the question" when they mean "raises the question". Stick it on the pile with "irregardless", "unthaw" and "ironic". And "a myriad of…". Sigh.
    pmc said:
    Great site and thank you for the articles HOWEVER, that is not what begging the question means.
    pmcchabigchasmcaladanian
  • Reply 5 of 15
    Andrew_OSUAndrew_OSU Posts: 165member, editor
    I can see a few more coming as we're still over a month away from the release of iOS 12. And usually, the beta will be called GM. As far as I know anyway.
    The GM won't be labeled as a beta. The final build number will have the letter omitted and the feedback app removed. There is also a longer period between the final beta and the GM as Apple adds all the references to the new phones they will be releasing. Then another week and a half or so between the GM release and the public release. So we stand by our conclusion that this likely could be the final beta before the GM. Especially as there were only a couple builds between this and the last beta.
  • Reply 6 of 15
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 5,619member
    pmc said:
    Great site and thank you for the articles HOWEVER, that is not what begging the question means.
    Agreed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begging_the_question
    pmcwlym
  • Reply 7 of 15
    wlym said:
    I gave up on this one a long time ago. Even my well-read, well-educated friends use "begs the question" when they mean "raises the question". Stick it on the pile with "irregardless", "unthaw" and "ironic". And "a myriad of…". Sigh.
    pmc said:
    Great site and thank you for the articles HOWEVER, that is not what begging the question means.
    I was very annoyed several years ago when somebody challenged me, saying “irregardless” is a word. We looked it up and sure enough it was in the dictionary. That proved to them it is a word. The definition said something along the lines of “common misuse of the word ‘regardless’.” Sigh. 

    What does “unthaw” mean? Refeeeze?

    edit: I forgot, “literally” now apparently also means “figuratively”. Talk about not making any sense. Dictionaries: “Hey! Since so many people use the word “literally” incorrectly why don’t we adjust the meaning to fit the way people use it!!”

    Back on topic, I’m really looking forward to iOS 12, the dropped frames in the Notes app are very distracting and make it difficult to use. If that’s all that gets fixed I’ll be happy. 
    edited August 20 pmcwlym
  • Reply 8 of 15
    irnchrizirnchriz Posts: 1,564member
    Is this the final beta? No, still bugs in this one.
    frantisek
  • Reply 9 of 15
    wlym said:
    I gave up on this one a long time ago. Even my well-read, well-educated friends use "begs the question" when they mean "raises the question". Stick it on the pile with "irregardless", "unthaw" and "ironic". And "a myriad of…". Sigh.
    pmc said:
    Great site and thank you for the articles HOWEVER, that is not what begging the question means.
    I was very annoyed several years ago when somebody challenged me, saying “irregardless” is a word. We looked it up and sure enough it was in the dictionary. That proved to them it is a word. The definition said something along the lines of “common misuse of the word ‘regardless’.” Sigh. 

    What does “unthaw” mean? Refeeeze?

    edit: I forgot, “literally” now apparently also means “figuratively”. Talk about not making any sense. Dictionaries: “Hey! Since so many people use the word “literally” incorrectly why don’t we adjust the meaning to fit the way people use it!!”

    Back on topic, I’m really looking forward to iOS 12, the dropped frames in the Notes app are very distracting and make it difficult to use. If that’s all that gets fixed I’ll be happy. 

    Founder and flounder.
  • Reply 10 of 15
    Invoking multi-app switcher seems a tad bit easier as in on X no longer need to drag higher up on screen to invoke the display of all open/running apps.
  • Reply 11 of 15
    I can see a few more coming as we're still over a month away from the release of iOS 12. And usually, the beta will be called GM. As far as I know anyway.
    The GM won't be labeled as a beta. The final build number will have the letter omitted and the feedback app removed. There is also a longer period between the final beta and the GM as Apple adds all the references to the new phones they will be releasing. Then another week and a half or so between the GM release and the public release. So we stand by our conclusion that this likely could be the final beta before the GM. Especially as there were only a couple builds between this and the last beta.
    Several iOS betas in the last few cycles have skipped the “GM” designation and have gone straight to official release versions. The only salient question I can see is whether Group FaceTime will be deferred to a future beta round—otherwise, the only changes I’ve seen in the last couple of beta releases have been CPU performance improvements on Geekbench. My multi core jumped from 9083 to 10216 going from beta 8 to 9. 
  • Reply 12 of 15
    larryalarrya Posts: 518member
    wlym said:
    I gave up on this one a long time ago. Even my well-read, well-educated friends use "begs the question" when they mean "raises the question". Stick it on the pile with "irregardless", "unthaw" and "ironic". And "a myriad of…". Sigh.
    pmc said:
    Great site and thank you for the articles HOWEVER, that is not what begging the question means.
    I was very annoyed several years ago when somebody challenged me, saying “irregardless” is a word. We looked it up and sure enough it was in the dictionary. That proved to them it is a word. The definition said something along the lines of “common misuse of the word ‘regardless’.” Sigh. 

    What does “unthaw” mean? Refeeeze?

    edit: I forgot, “literally” now apparently also means “figuratively”. Talk about not making any sense. Dictionaries: “Hey! Since so many people use the word “literally” incorrectly why don’t we adjust the meaning to fit the way people use it!!”

    Back on topic, I’m really looking forward to iOS 12, the dropped frames in the Notes app are very distracting and make it difficult to use. If that’s all that gets fixed I’ll be happy. 

    Founder and flounder.
    Flout and flaunt
  • Reply 13 of 15
    irnchriz said:
    Is this the final beta? No, still bugs in this one.
    Pretty sure there will be bugs in the final release to the public, and every software release from every company until the end of time. These things are made by humans, after all. There haven't been many show-stopping bugs throughout this whole beta process, though. The only one that comes to mind was the occasional black screen of nothing in the Settings app during beta 6, but even that was a minor annoyance more than anything.
  • Reply 14 of 15
    chaicka said:
    Invoking multi-app switcher seems a tad bit easier as in on X no longer need to drag higher up on screen to invoke the display of all open/running apps.
    Can you elaborate? It’s not clear to me what you’re describing. Thanks :)
  • Reply 15 of 15
    GG1GG1 Posts: 201member
    larrya said:
    wlym said:
    I gave up on this one a long time ago. Even my well-read, well-educated friends use "begs the question" when they mean "raises the question". Stick it on the pile with "irregardless", "unthaw" and "ironic". And "a myriad of…". Sigh.
    pmc said:
    Great site and thank you for the articles HOWEVER, that is not what begging the question means.
    I was very annoyed several years ago when somebody challenged me, saying “irregardless” is a word. We looked it up and sure enough it was in the dictionary. That proved to them it is a word. The definition said something along the lines of “common misuse of the word ‘regardless’.” Sigh. 

    What does “unthaw” mean? Refeeeze?

    edit: I forgot, “literally” now apparently also means “figuratively”. Talk about not making any sense. Dictionaries: “Hey! Since so many people use the word “literally” incorrectly why don’t we adjust the meaning to fit the way people use it!!”

    Back on topic, I’m really looking forward to iOS 12, the dropped frames in the Notes app are very distracting and make it difficult to use. If that’s all that gets fixed I’ll be happy. 

    Founder and flounder.
    Flout and flaunt
    then/than

    could have went
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