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Apple releases iOS 18 developer beta 2 with exciting new features

Apple has introduced iPhone mirroring which allows users to mirror their iPhone to their Mac

By Web Desk
June 25, 2024
Apples logo displayed on a giant screen at the Worldwide Developers Conference in Cupertino, California, US on June 10, 2024. — AFP
Apple's logo displayed on a giant screen at the Worldwide Developers Conference in Cupertino, California, US on June 10, 2024. — AFP

Apple has finally released its iOS 18 Developer Beta 2 for testing on Monday, with several new features that weren’t included in the earlier beta release.

The tech company first unveiled its new iOS 18 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 on June 10, which since then has been rolled out to registered developers via iOS 18 Developer Beta 1, Gadgets 360 reported.

A number of new features were added to the iPhone with the initial beta version, including the ability to remove app, folder, and widget names from the home screen and the ability to enable dark mode for first-party app icons.

iOS 18 Developer Beta 2 features

With the new beta version, Apple has introduced iPhone mirroring. This feature allows users to mirror their iPhone to their Mac. They can manage the apps, receive calls and notifications, and drag and drop files between the two devices.

However, this feature is only activated when the iPhone and Mac with macOS Sequoia beta 2 are connected.

In addition, the Beta 2 version has also brought in a new toggle for Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging in the iPhone settings.

RCS works similar to imessaging and shows when someone is typing or has read or received the message. This update is only available in the US.

Other features introduced include a new dark-themed icon for the App Store, a new widget for connected cards in the Wallet app, a + icon in the Passwords app for quickly saving new entries, and enhanced feedback for the power button in the Control Centre.