The brand new iOS is available to public after months of beta testing from both developer and common users.
The new iOS was announced in June at WWDC. This latest upgrade will be effective to a larger range of iPhones and iPads from this year’s iPhone XS to iPhone 5S, the 2013 release. The very first question that comes in the user’s mind is that whether it is alright to install the new update? Now it is crystal clear from the last 11 years that every new iOS launch pushes the users of old models to upgrade. The devices start to lag and hence the only choice that remains is to get a new iPhone. And that’s all good marketing.
This year the company has emphasized on better performance rather than better looks. As it is evident from the past years that Apple has drastically changed the interface and the design whether it is about the applications, hardware and beautiful Operating System. Last updates were candies as this one is a strict vegetable diet. Some of the pros from this launch are:
- Performance is dramatically improved.
- Grouped notifications.
- Best in-class support of older devices
With all these Apple had promised faster and reliable performance. For instance, 40 percent faster speed for launching applications and 70 percent faster speed for launching camera. Some of the people who have already tested it, beta and final product, claim that their device’s performance has improved and it feels faster than ever.
One of the key advantages of iOS over Android is the long term software support and it is a really good deal that Apple is now considering much older devices as well. The new iOS 12, as the verified users claim, is much more stable than the last year’s iOS 11. Just for the record, the last iOS was loaded with months of bugs and issues.
Well, just to be clear that it has been just two days after the release, not everyone has tested it to its best. But so far, it’s still better than the last one and that’s an improvement. Moreover, this new update will give us ideas about how to run our iPhone more efficiently rather than just adding new feature and making it shiny. Talking about re-imagining the usage of our phones, a cool new feature has been added. A new dashboard in the Settings menu will give data about the time you have spent looking at the screen and how much has been spent on each app. That’s not going to impress the little gamers but the parents for sure will enjoy it to full extent.
At the end it all depends on the user whether you want to use the Screen Time feature or not. You can decide and control which application to use and for how long using the tools at your disposal or just let it be as it is. The good news that came along with the new release is that notification handling has been made easy! A small change but it has made it easier to handle the flood of notifications that messed our mind. No need to navigate through the hurdled menus to shut down the notifications. The Do Not Disturb mode has also been upgraded with an auto expiring mode. There are some fun features too like the Memoji that is a custom animated Animoji avatars. It’s fun to create them but this fun comes at a cost. A cost of iPhone X series. It’s all serious fun this time.
List of iOS 12 compatible devices
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- iPad 6th generation
- iPad 5th generation
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6th generation
Source – https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-12/