iOS 12.2 Beta 3 Tidbits: HomeKit TV Remote Gets New UI, Today At Apple Store Session Suggestions, Hermes Watch Faces, More

Apple released iOS 12.2 beta 3 recently, and as always it has made some changes that will be of use to both developers and users. The new release is available for developers to test right now, and they can download it from either the Apple Developer Portal or an OTA update.

The update itself brings with it changes to how developers offer subscription discounts, which will be great for when they want to offer sales.

For users though, they can start to enjoy new Siri features including a new toggle that can be found in Settings > Siri & Search > Apple Store.

When enabled, Siri will notice which apps you are using and then suggest sessions at Apple Stores that are related.

For example, if you spend a lot of time in a creative app, you might see a suggestion for a new session at an Apple Store relating to painting or drawing.

(New Apple Store session suggestions.)

Alongside that, MacStories’ Federico Viticci has also shared screenshots of what the new HomeKit TV support looks like in the new beta, with an updated remote now appearing with a new dark theme. That will make it easier to see among a sea of icons below it, and is absolutely a welcome addition.

There’s also a look at the new updated Apple TV remote app “taken from the Control Center”.

Finally, we have news that watchOS 5.2 will include a collection of new watch faces that are exclusive to the Hermes Series 4 Apple Watch. They were discovered by French blog WatchGeneration.fr, and they feature a new gradient style in one of two colors –  Cherry/Sakura and Bleu (pink and blue).

Both watchOS 5.2 and iOS 12.2 are expected to arrive in the coming weeks, with beta well underway.

(Source: @viticci, 9to5Mac, WatchGeneration.fr)

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