Apple today has released iOS 12.4 to the public today on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This update brings performance improvements and could be laying the ground work for the upcoming release of Apple Card in the United States.

iOS 12.4 Release Notes:

iOS 12.4 introduces iPhone migration to directly transfer data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone, includes enhancements to Apple News+ and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad. This update:

iPhone migration
– Introduces the ability to wirelessly transfer data and migrate directly from an old iPhone to a new iPhone during setup

Apple News
– Makes downloaded issues accessible in the My Magazines section, both offline and online
– Adds all publications in Apple News+, including newspapers, to the catalog at the top of the News+ feed
– Adds the ability to clear downloaded magazine issues by selecting History > Clear > Clear All

Other improvements and fixes
– Includes a security fix for the Walkie-Talkie app on Apple Watch and re-enables Walkie-Talkie functionality

This release also includes support for HomePod in Japan and Taiwan.

The iOS 12.4 update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings –> General –> Software Update