IOS 12 Release Date: Sept. 17; macOS Mojave Release Date: Sept

Apple has officially released the iOS 12 Golden Master seed, which, in reality, actually means that developers and public testers have access to the first public release of iOS 12 in everything but name.

Head to beta.apple.com to get the iOS 12 GM from your device.

Following on from iOS 11, the new iOS 12 will boast new features like an expanded FaceTime that will allow users to FaceTime up to 32 people at once, a more hands-on animoji experience, and a new Screen Time tracker to let users know how much time they're spending on different apps.

It is fantastic to see just how much Apple has been able to improve the performance of its older devices by simply rolling out a software update.

All supported devices, starting from the iPhone 5S and newer as well as from iPad Air and newer will be getting the iOS 12 stable updates. Using iCloud could result in iOS 12 overriding the iOS 11 backup, which won't be helpful in case things go wrong.

Register for the beta program with your Apple ID.

Once you've signed up and agreed to the terms and conditions, you can select the "iOS" tab where you'll be able to download the beta profile on to your device.

Rick Broida detailed which devices support iOS 12, but the cheat sheet for compatibility is if your device runs iOS 11, it will run iOS 12.

Apple used this year's WWDC to wax lyrical about the improvements made within iOS 12 and to try and instill the belief that it is going to bring immediate speed and performance gains over iOS 114.1.

The iPhone should then restart, after which the beta version will appear in the Settings app, in the General Software Update.

As for the tablets, iOS 12 will be reaching 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad (6th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 2. Download and install it as you would any other iOS release.

Now, watch our review of Apple's new iPhone Xs and iWatch.

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