Apple pulls half-baked iOS 12 beta, as iPhones lock, freeze and crash

Apple pulls half-baked iOS 12 beta, as iPhones lock, freeze and crash
If you got your hands on the iOS 12 developer beta, and have been religiously updating it over the air until the notorious beta 7, you'd be (fairly) happy to hear that's the reason your phone slugged out. Even on the fast and furious iPhone X the iOS 12 beta 7 update causes unresponsive lock screen, apps that take seconds to start loading, and a laundry list of daily annoyances. That same beta was supposed to release group FaceTime chat features, but that's been postponed for a later date now.

The beta eventually catches up with the memory management or whatever bottleneck it's been causing, and the issues resolve themselves, but instead of leaving you to grind it out, Apple just pulled the beta to investigate the culprit. Long story short, if your iPhone or iPad got slow as molasses while you were thinking you are using the latest and greatest pre-release candidate of Apple's newest iOS 12 update, it's not it, it's them. 

Well, that's why they call it beta, yet we are getting awfully close to the final release in a month or so. Apple has also taken the file off the Update Center database, too, so yours now has a vintage feel to it.

source: MacRumors



1. DolmioMan

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

I’m currently using beta 7. For a few minutes after install apps we’re hanging for about 10 seconds but then it was fine.

2. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

That's the reason it's called a beta.

8. Phullofphil

Posts: 1831; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I think he is aware but just making a point to say what his is doing. I am running bett 5 public release and I have no problems. But I don’t use everything

27. Venom

Posts: 3824; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So were past versions of ios in beta as well because those had a number of bugs and software issues.

31. audibot

Posts: 679; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

but wait i thought apple was polished ui and perfect and does all its testing then releases after bugs are worked out, unless you mean polished turd hahahaha man i love ios makes my day seeing how slow the animation and transitions are

3. S4NDY

Posts: 265; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

same track as ios 11 more bugfully updates hooray Apple.

9. Phullofphil

Posts: 1831; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

You don’t have an apple phone and well that means your not using the beta program so what are you talking about. So what is your answer for. It has no usfull crapp in it. Troll

4. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

That is why its a BETA. More polishing needed before prime time this September.

5. whatev

Posts: 2414; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Lmao at android trolls that don’t understand the concept of a BETA, I guess it’s a pretty complex concept to understand for people with such low IQ

7. lyndon420

Posts: 6883; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

There you go again. You've definitely got some anger issues lurking within you dude.

12. whatev

Posts: 2414; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

What? I’m just pointing out the trolls in the comment section and the ones to come

13. whatev

Posts: 2414; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I believe I gave a pretty clear explanation of my reasons to be like this with them, you were in that thread I’m sure you read my comment

17. lyndon420

Posts: 6883; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yes I did read the comment in question where you detailed your reasoning for bashing others the way you do...I even responded to it. I totally get what you're saying and understand your reasoning behind it...may even agree with you somewhat (I've been on both sides of the fence within these comment sections). It can be said: the way people comment here is basically a reflection of the type of person they are in real life. If one strives to take a positive approach to daily life in general it will likely resonate here within these comment sections in the form of positive and constructive conversion - or at least something useful with substance. I'm not bashing you with anything I'm saying here so please don't find a way to become offended...what I am doing here is an attempt at inciting some insight - words for thought that maybe all of us (myself included) can use today. Let's all make today a good day, seek out the good in one another...and maybe in the process we can clean up these comment sections a little bit! Cheers to all!!

18. whatev

Posts: 2414; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I totally agree with you, I used to go to tech sites to read news about something I’m interested and I used to had constructive conversation with people there, but as you can see, PhoneArena is plagued by android trolls, apple articles are their favorite and can’t help but troll everytime they want to, it’s a guilty pleasure for them, how in hell can anyone have a decent debate under those hostile conditions? At least I do my part and I’m not even on android articles, but I attack them everytime I see them doing their job on apple articles, it’s like when you suddenly go to the kitchen and discover that there’s an infestation of insects and rats, it’s the same disgusting feeling here, nevertheless I agree with your point of view and I wish it could be like that but those people have some serious psychological issues and they just won’t stop, that’s how the world is going nowadays

19. lyndon420

Posts: 6883; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Can we at least put all the cards on the table here and admit that we are faced with an equal amount of android trolls and ios trolls who need to reevaluate their contributions to these comment sections?? I see no benefit and nothing to gain by saying one camp is larger than the other. Both sides need work don't you agree??

21. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

No!!!! There is no equal amount. People who use Apple products all have an inferiority complex, because they pay more to get the same stuff everyone else had, and they act like they are better simply because they pay more for a name. They always have to "act" like they are better than you, because they know they simply are not. They've been this way since the 70's. I know because I was there. You cannot reason with them because they are unreasonable. You can extended an olive branch to them, because they will simply light it on fire. They don't want peace, because they are not that kind of people. I do however admired your attempt to extend an olive branch so-to-speak. But you may as well be trying to describe any color to a person born blind. They are equally as bad as people who don't believe in God, don't believe in aliens, believe the earth is flat and that water is actually wet. It is pointless to prove to them otherwise because their minds are already made up. It is better to associate with people who think like you. It would be less stressful and you can have a good real open conversation and trade ideas and concepts vs arguing with someone who only wants to pick a fight.

23. whatev

Posts: 2414; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Wow, you just described android trolls, btw, are you ok? Did you take your pills? The doctor is going to be mad at you for miss behaving you bad bad girl

26. lyndon420

Posts: 6883; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

K....time out!! Now go back to your corner and think about what you just did lol.

32. audibot

Posts: 679; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

no no no i have had 5 people take that branch and never look back to the iphone they still like the mac or ipad but have talked about getting a tab or surface pro to replace it but once they changed the phone they never stopped about how amazing they note or gs8 or 9 was

24. whatev

Posts: 2414; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Do you see comment 21? Is it possible to be civil here? Lmao ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

25. lyndon420

Posts: 6883; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yeah I see it lol. And yes it is possible to be civil...all it takes is one step forward, and then another, and then another. We all have good days and bad days. How we focus our inner that is what defines us. We can either bite into the cheap rotting bait before us, or wait for something truly fulfilling to come along later. For example: you and I found ourselves in a conversation where you said you were safe from my tears on your yacht lol...remember? I had 3 options: 1) say nothing, 2) engage you further in the pointless back and forth rhetoric, or 3) say something to diffuse the situation. Do you remember what my response was??

29. whatev

Posts: 2414; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Lol, I do remember my comment but I didn’t check for later replies, anyways I get your point, but I’ve been dealing with these trolls for many years, I can’t be as patient as you after so much time

15. ssallen

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Uh oh, a triggered Apple fanboy

20. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

They do know. After all, Android users test beta's as well. But even our beta's have less problems than Apple's does, just like the final release of Android has less problems too. Also consider the act, Android has to run on 100's of phones that all have very different configurations which makes updates harder to do vs Apple who makes phones in very limited configurations, and all of there updates have problems. I though this site didn't allow trolling. I guess it doesn't matter as long as you hate Android and cheer-lead everything for Apple.

30. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

beta or not, ios will always have issues just like android...ive come to accept it...while watching fans of ios and android bash each other LOL

6. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Final release in a month or so, still quite a few bugs to sort out. Doesn't sound good.

10. phonearenaviewer

Posts: 59; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Oh boy here we go......again.

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1586; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Apple puts out bug riddled software annually, I'm not surprised by this. Wonder how many quick patches iOS 12 will require this fall to run stable.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

If only they controlled the hardware and the software so there'd be far fewer buggy updates. Yeah we know beta, in a closed system to boot.

16. monkeyb

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

Ummm. Its a BETA, it is not supposed to be properly baked. No one should give a sh*t because no one is supposed to even install this in their primary phone or ipad. The only disappointing news so far is that group FaceTime is delayed.

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