Apple released today the second beta of its upcoming iOS 12.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 operating system to registered developers via the Apple Developer portal.
Coming two weeks after the first beta releases, the iOS 12.1 beta 2 (16B5068i), macOS Mojave 10.14.1 beta 2 (18B50c), watchOS 5.1 beta 2 (16R5568d), and tvOS 12.1 beta 2 (16J5584c) software updates are now available for installation through OTA (Over-the-Air) updates or from your Apple Developer account. If you're running the first beta of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, or watchOS 5.1, updating is highly recommended.
There are no release notes or known issues for these software updates at the moment of writing, but we already know what to expect from the iOS 12.1 release, which will include the group FaceTime feature that lets users video chat with up to 32 people at once, as well as more than 70 new emoji. These features were advertised by Apple during the development cycle of iOS 12.
New public betas are expected soon for iOS 12.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.1, and tvOS 12.1
While registered developers have been given access to the beta 2 releases of iOS 12.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 operating systems, public beta testers can expect to install the second public beta of iOS 12.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.1, and tvOS 12.1 as soon as tomorrow, October 3, 2018, as it usually takes Apple up to 24 hours to publish them too.
As usual, we'll let you know when the second public betas of iOS 12.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.1, and tvOS 12.1 are available for installation. However, we do not encourage anyone to install these beta versions on their devices as they may include bugs and other unknown issues.
Update: Apple was quick to release the public beta 2 of the upcoming iOS 12.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.1, and tvOS 12.1 software updates to public beta testers through its Apple Beta Software Program. Check out our detailed article here to learn how to install the new public beta versions.