Apple Daily Report: First public beta of iOS 12.1.1 available (and more news)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.

Apple has served up the first public beta of iOS 12.1.1. The public betas are available on Apple's Beta Software Program website. Just remember that beta software, so proceed with care. Apple does public betas in order to increase the size of the pool of testers. The tech giant recommends keeping back-ups of your files before installing a public beta.

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Apple has updated its list of vintage and obsolete products and, as of Oct. 10, the iPhone 5 is now categorized as vintage in the U.S. and obsolete in the rest of the world.

A bug in iOS 12.1 has been found that allows anyone to see all contacts’ private info on a locked phone when Group FaceTime is being used.

The BBC reports that the UK government is preparing to launch a smartphone app to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens to apply to remain in the UK after Brexit - the only problem is it doesn't fully work on Apple devices.

The Chicago-based music publisher behind the 1985 music video “Super Bowl Shuffle” sued an attorney-owned production company and several media giants including Amazon, Google and Apple on Tuesday in an Illinois court, according to Law360.

Despite Apple's recent launch of an all-new MacBook Air, supply chain partners are conservative about order momentum for the new device and they do not expect to benefit significantly from Apple orders as the tech giant has retrieved materials procurement rights from them, DigiTimes claims, quoting unnamed “industry sources.”