Apple Rolls Out Third Developer Beta of iOS 18 and More with Expanded Dark Mode Support

Apple Rolls Out Third Developer Beta of iOS 18 and More with Expanded Dark Mode Support

Apple has released the third round of developer betas for iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS Sequoia, watchOS 11, tvOS 18, and visionOS 2. These updates, available to registered developers, bring a host of new features and improvements. Among the notable additions in iOS 18 are automatic dark mode tinting for third-party app icons and larger emojis on the emoji keyboard. However, the highly anticipated Apple Intelligence features are not included in this beta but are expected later this summer. Developers can download these updates over the air if they have a developer account linked to their Apple ID.

The new betas for iPadOS 18, macOS Sequoia, and visionOS 2 introduce various enhancements. iPadOS 18 will eventually include Apple Intelligence, though it is not present in this current beta. The macOS Sequoia update will bring new software features to Apple silicon MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, and other devices. VisionOS 2 sees its first significant software update, with improvements to SharePlay for Photos and a redesigned Photos app. Apple has advised developers not to install these early betas on primary devices due to potential instability.

Other updates include enhancements in tvOS 18, such as the InSight feature for real-time information in Apple TV+ shows, refined Enhanced Dialogue for better vocal clarity, and support for Live Captions during FaceTime calls. The watchOS 11 beta introduces new features that will be refined over the coming months. The public release of these operating systems is anticipated around September, as Apple continues to refine and add features through subsequent beta versions.

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