Did your update your iPhone to iOS 12 already? (poll results)

Did your update your iPhone to iOS 12 already, or are you waiting on 12.1?

Yes, on iOS 12 now
76.71%
Not yet
23.29%

Initial claims that the iOS 12 uptake has been the slowest in the history of iPhone and iPad software updates so far have been followed by better numbers, and our own poll yesterday comes as a tangential confirmation that the adoption rate has sped up. 

At Day 10, it sat at just 20.7%, compared to up to 63% with previous iOS versions, but is reportedly up to 50% now, in line with historical precedence. A quarter of our 906 respondents said that they are hesitant to hit the button, perhaps waiting for the first inevitable bug fixes and feature unlocking in the next sub-version that is likely to land towards the end of the month.

The reasons for the slower initial adoption rate might have been that there are much more iPhones and iPads out there now, plus some of the features that Apple promised on stage during the WWDC event back in the summer are arriving with the subsequent 12.1 update. 

Group FaceTimedual SIM iPhone XS and XS Max functionality, and some others come to mind, but 12.1 is also expected to include plenty of bug fixes for the wired charging and more.

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19 Comments

1. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I wish I could be like the people that do not feel the need to update to the latest software as soon as it is available.

5. libra89

Posts: 2289; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I don't find it hard at all. Also the new Facetime has made some silly changes.

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Everything on my phone is screaming to be updated. If it is working good an update isn't required as soon as it's released. Besides....shady things can be included with updates. I don't update until I'm forced to update.

2. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Performance wise, my iPhone 6S Plus does feel faster (though not significantly so) than iOS 11. Haven’t encountered any bugs till now, but there are reports telling iOS 12 messes up the color calibration of the display. This would most likely be fixed with iOS 12.1.

6. judik971

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

It's a general feeling, my i6 feels faster too and it's really nice like having a newer phone

8. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Apple did a great job with iOS 12. I don't remember when an update was released by any manufacturer that made older devices faster. Especially on Android end. HMD is doing a great job now though.

3. Balazs.K

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

And where is the result of the "Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Apple iPhone XS: which one would you buy?" poll?

4. Balazs.K

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Because the prices were mentioned in the article but the result is maybe not favourable for PhoneArena.

7. whatev

Posts: 2318; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Shocker!!! 211 android users didn’t update to iOS 12

9. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I am mostly Android user and I updated my iPad Pro the minute it was charged and ready. But please, continue ... it always makes me smile to read such comments.

10. whatev

Posts: 2318; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

You know that 211 android trolls that don’t have iOS devices didn’t update to iOS 12 for obvious reasons, that’s the point

13. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

No, that is not the point but a simple nonsense.

17. whatev

Posts: 2318; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Gosh, you definitely have no common sense, most of those votes come from android trolls, do you need a dumber explanation? Why voting for something that’s not your business? Get it? Like, would you vote for the president of another country? Well it’s the same with this poll

18. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

So now it's most of them ... not all of them? If I wait long enough, will the ratio change again? How the saying goes: Talking out of body part you sit on?

12. libra89

Posts: 2289; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This is incorrect. I did not and I have an iPhone. I also have a friend with a 6s who has chosen to hang out with iOS 10.

14. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Yeah, in a company I work for I was the only one "brave" enough (angry with iOS11) who already upgraded their device. One of my colleagues is waiting for 12.1+ and he plans to make a really decent backup so he won't lose his encrypted files ... again, like with iOS11 update.

16. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

What garbage are you spewing now?? lol

11. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

IOS 12 probably among one most stable I have seen in a long time all the way back IOS 6. So update is courage. The only bad practice Apple has and she do it on purposely is slow down older phone so people upgrade. Until get caught so hope is wont happen again.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, but sold it when my wife bought me a Max. iOS 12 is nice, but I have had 2 random reboots (one just this morning), and I have a bug where I swipe straight up which should take me home, but about 40% of the time, puts me into fast app switching mode. Other than that, iOS 12 has been roses. Chargegate doesn’t affect mine, or hers, and haven’t really noticed a beautygate issue.

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