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

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

Granted, 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 FaceTime, dual 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 charging and other stuff.

This is why we wanted to ask you if you have already updated your non-2018 iPhone to iOS 12, or are you taking the wait and see approach and will pull the OTA trigger when iPhone XR time comes three weeks from now, and Apple unchains the 12.1 beta into the public square.

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%

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29 Comments

1. thxultra

Posts: 423; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Needs a my phone came with ios12 option :) Anyway I would have installed it anyway lots of great updates in IOS12.

2. cncrim

Posts: 1534; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Older iphone work great on ios 12 there is no reason not to upgrade. Apple better not pull some stunt like this planned obsolescence. Everytime newer iphone come out, then purposely make older iphone slow.

11. Leo_MC

Posts: 6130; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Every test has shown that Apple doesn't slow down older iPhones, in other words, the so called "planned obsolescence" only exists in the mind of the ignorant people.

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It exists See the comparsions EverythingApplePro has done with the iPhone 5 and 5S It's worst on the iPad Mini which don't have AX SoCs, so their GPUs struggle with the higher resolution Also Apple throttle their SoC as the battery degrades and is no longer able to supply enough power for their power hungry performance cores

23. Leo_MC

Posts: 6130; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

"Planned obsolescence" means making a device slower intentionally in order to break its functionality and force users to upgrade. That has never been Apple's case (at least it couldn't have been proven). As for an subjective point of view: I have the 5s since iOS7; 8 was horrendous but 9 made it better (that was the second major update); 11 was meh, but 12 is giving it another life. So it's safe to say that Apple does not plan that their phone fail with each new update.

3. path45th

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

iOS 12 works great on both my iPad Air 2 and iPhone 5s. The latter has been on beta since July. Fully recommended.

4. libra89

Posts: 2144; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Now, why would I do that? Waiting has been just fine for me. If I'm already waiting, why not wait longer?

7. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Keep waiting until iOS 15 LMAO!

15. libra89

Posts: 2144; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Not a bad idea if my apps would still work just fine. I'll probably wait until next year.

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 6130; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Maybe because you don't have an iPhone/iPad?

14. libra89

Posts: 2144; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I have a 7. Seeing how bad the last two updates (iOS 10 on a different phone though) started out to be, I don't mind waiting for it to be more stable. Sure, it's stable now but as stable is possible is what I'm seeking.

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 6130; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

iOS 12 was very stable from the 4th-5th beta. There is no logical reason for anyone to wait.

5. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Lucky don’t experience any issues with ios 12 and Xs Max.

6. OneLove123

Posts: 656; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I was playing with two of my of my iPhone se. One has iOS 11 and one with 12. I don't see any noticeable difference at all regarding speed.

8. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

You obviously can't see properly. There is a big difference! DUH! LMAO!

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Updated my X, but sold it.

10. japkoslav

Posts: 1248; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

After iOS11 disaster you bet your ass I am on iOS 12 already.

17. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

works just fine on my iPad mini 4.

18. japkoslav

Posts: 1248; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

iOS and just fine ... fine ... there is a word I do not often read when I read iOS users comments. Just fine? So what is broken on you device?

21. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Nothing broken on my device and why should I lie to you even the battrey life improved after IOS 12 so.

22. japkoslav

Posts: 1248; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Fine, fine ... ;) "Why should I lie" really made me smile. Probably the same way I upgraded to iOS12 and found my first bug in 5 minutes of use (nothing serious luckily).

24. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Can you tell me what that bug?

25. japkoslav

Posts: 1248; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

App store bug, infinite update loop. Got a video somewhere ... probably saved on said iPad (at home).

26. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Some of these bugs used to be on iOS 12 beta and don’t have any of these bugs you mentioned.

27. japkoslav

Posts: 1248; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Well, I do not ever use the beta on iOS, it sometimes feels like a beta, but it is labelled as a stable release.

28. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I think your iPad Pro needs to be changed!. Don’t understand I’m using iPad mini 4 with inferior hardware compare to iPad Pro and I didn’t faced these issues, yeah in iOS 11 faced some crash and frame drop when you playing some games might be game optimization other than that no issues.

29. japkoslav

Posts: 1248; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

3 iPads Pro 12.9 - mine and two of my friends - we all face almost all issues together. So no, I don't think my iPad need to go through RMAA again. It was diagnosed once before and they did not find a thing wrong with it hardware wise.

13. gamehead unregistered

I must be in the beta program still because im on 12.1

20. iushnt

Posts: 3036; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

All is fine, just some bug in hotspot in my 7 Plus

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