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Apple rolls out third public beta builds of iOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5

One day after providing the latest set of beta builds for developer testing, Apple has made the third public beta counterparts for iOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5 available to download for those enrolled in the company's test program.




The public beta versions are expected to be functionally identical to the developer betas, with no additional features or changes made to the builds at all. The two also have the same build numbers, with iOS 12.3's third public build being number 16F5139e, and macOS 10.14.5's third public build having the number 18F118d.

Participants in the public Apple Beta Software Program can access the builds via the scheme's website, or as an over-the-air update to enrolled devices. Developers receive their betas earlier than the public, usually by at least a day, and can acquire them via the Apple Developer Center.



The main attraction for iOS 12.3 is the redesigned TV app, which will be the main point of access for Apple TV+ and the Apple TV Channels. There are also changes to the Wallet app, which is thought to be in preparation for the launch of the Apple Card, due this summer in the United States.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly recommend users don't install the betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

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