New software beta indicates new iPads and an updated iPod touch arriving soon.
The new iOS 12.2 launched earlier this week as a public beta, comes a few days after the beta was released for developers. The update is available via over the air updates. Apple is expected to launch a low cost iPad with a 10-inch screen and a new iPad mini. The beta software also appears to indicate that the new iPad mini would work with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.
In the Maps app, there's a new option that can be activated by the Maps section of the Settings app to show Air Quality alongside weather readings.
iOS 12.2 expands upon Apple News, launching in Canada for the first time, accessible in both English and French for iPhone and iPad users. The update also hints at a possible Apple News subscription feature, where a Texture magazine can be added to Apple News. Apple appears to be internally testing a possible subscription magazine option "Apple NewsMagazines," via Apple News, according to images located in iOS 12.2 by 9to5Mac where customers can subscribe in the Apple News app.
iOS 12.2 also introduces HomeKit and AirPlay 2 for third-party televisions and also has a new TV remote in the Control Center. Additional updates include changes to the Wallet app, the Downtime feature in Screen Time and a new addition to Safari. iOS 12.2 also brings in more Siri support in a newer version of AirPods.
As always, the software to be beta tested several times before public launch.