Hot on the heels of the release of iOS 12.2 last month, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 12.3 as well. The company has since then gone ahead and dropped two more beta releases of iOS 12.3 as well. Unlike iOS 12.2, iOS 12.3 is a minor update that focuses primarily on upgrading the Apple TV app.
With the Apple TV+ slated for a fall launch, it is not surprising to see Apple focusing on improving the TV app with an upcoming iOS 12 release. Apart from an overhauled Apple TV app though, iOS 12.3 also packs a number of other changes. Read below to find out.
What’s New in iOS 12.3
New TV App
As mentioned above, the TV app in iOS is receiving a major update with iOS 12.3 update. It is being updated to add support for Apple TV Channels which will allow users to subscribe to third-party streaming services directly from within the app. The upgraded TV app will also be available in more parts of the world compared to the existing app. Some supported channels include CBS All Access, Starz, Showtime, HBO, Mubi, and more.
The new app will make use of machine learning to provide TV show and movie recommendations to users.
The upgraded TV app also has a new Kids tab to show content appropriate for kids. It will also allow
New Icon for TV Remote App
The TV Remote app in iOS 12 will gain a new icon with the iOS 12.3 update.
Detailed Transaction History in Wallet App
The Wallet app is also getting an upgrade as a part of the iOS 12.3 update. It will show detailed transaction history instead of just listing the last few transactions like it currently does. Apple is making this change ahead of the release of Apple Card later this year.
iOS 12.3 Release Date
Apple is widely expected to release iOS 12.3 in May ahead of WWDC 2019 in June. iOS 12.3 is going to be the last major release of iOS 12 as post WWDC, Apple will only be focusing on iOS 13 which is expected to come with some major new features. Like every year, iOS 13 will be released for all compatible iPhones and iPads in the second half of September.
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