Apple quickly deploys new iOS 12 beta (hopefully) fixing grave stability issues

Apple quickly deploys new iOS 12 beta (hopefully) fixing grave stability issues
System stability has almost always been a key strength for iOS devices when compared to their more popular Android rivals, but after an eleventh major software release last year that made headlines with an unusually high number of catastrophic or just super-annoying bugs, Apple decided to focus specifically on that area in iOS 12.

Unveiled more than two months ago and widely expected to complete beta tests in another month or so, the latest OS version for "modern" iPhones and iPads has yet to achieve its main objective.

Luckily, that’s what the Apple Developer Program is for, with the disastrous recent iOS 12 beta 7 update canceled before it could reach the “public” channel, and a (hopefully) much smoother beta 8 already released for testing.

If all goes well this time around, a sixth public beta should follow shortly, although the end is probably not as near as you think for these general iOS 12 release preparations. Keep in mind that Apple issued a grand total of 10 iOS 11 developer beta builds and 9 public betas before deploying the software update to the iPhone and iPad-using masses last year. 

The final experimental release came roughly two weeks ahead of iOS 11’s initial wide-scale rollout on September 19, and we have reason to expect a similar schedule this fall, based on speculation regarding that next-gen iPhone trio. Unfortunately, Group FaceTime capabilities must wait a little while longer.

source: MacRumors

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27 Comments

1. gigicoaste

Posts: 461; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

so, when galaxy watch application was crushing on a brand new Android OS, which release was covering less than 5% of devices, PA was crying like it was the end of the world. Now, when is about Apple, carefully picking up the headline to not disturb the almighty. :)) With hopes and optimism. Classic PA.

2. toukale

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

What are you talking about? This is a beta program that had an issue for some. Why are you even commenting on a beta program. That's what a beta is, to find and fix those issues. Some people just can't help themselves when it to Apple, jeez.

8. gigicoaste

Posts: 461; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Find DolmioMan message bellow! I do not care who is selling more, I do not hate brands and I'm not a fan. I buy what I consider is useful for me and what I like, even if is called Sony, Panasonic or whatever other brand. I'm objective person and is what I expect from a tech site, unfortunately PA is none of them! You went in panic mode because I said Apple.. obviously you did not read my message! So which one of us can't help himself?

10. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

First, would you mind referencing what you’re even referring to? We have no idea what you’re talking about. Second, keep in mind that PA is not just one writer. You may be giving this guy flack for something somebody else did.

3. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Apple lives rent free in your mind (and in the minds of many others on here), your distress is hysterical.

4. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Pot meet kettle. Yes it is a beta, and yes betas are about finding and fixing issues. But issue they were having should have been seen in-house before releasing it to the public. You also have to consider the stage of the beta. apple will be releasing new iPhone with IOS 12 in just a few weeks. At this stage of the beta, their shouldn't be problems like this. Crashes and freezes of this extreme, should have been resolved when a beta is this close to final release. What Giga was saying really has nothing to with the issue itself. He is talking about how PA downplays any issue from Apple and overplays issues with Android OEM's. Especially Samsung.

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It should be noted that this was the developer beta, not the regular beta version for most consumers. Also, they caught the problem within 24 hours. Also, the problem wasn’t about any crashes. There were app freezes within the first few minutes of a reboot, but the problems went away after those first minutes.

12. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Could've added something with substance, or at the very least been minimally constructive. Maybe someday you'll surprise us all yes??

6. DolmioMan

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Lmao, there are 3m beta testers, a tiny proportion of those being developers who were seeded the beta and an even tinier portion of those experienced issues with stability. I ran beta 7 for 2 days with the only issue being awful battery life.

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It's a beta release....so obviously there will be at least some bugs. Having said that - we've been groomed to think apple is the best in this game. It's their hardware... it's their software... surely one is right to be expecting better even from a developer beta release... yes??

14. toukale

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

No, it’s call a beta program for that very reason. Stop trying to make it happen with all the fake outrage for a developer beta, not even the public beta.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

15. iushnt

Posts: 3153; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Great video bro!!

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I was like wowwwww

22. xinrui

Posts: 9; Member since: May 30, 2017

what is the battery health of all the phone.. try to buy all the phone in day-1 and see if Note 9 is good.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You buy em all day 1. I’m satisfied with what I saw in the video.

17. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

18. yalokiy

Posts: 1112; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

https://youtu.be/B65ND8vUaKc Note 9 with exynos will do just as good.

19. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

The video comparison between iPhone X IOS 12 beta vs note 9 SD 845.

23. yalokiy

Posts: 1112; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

S9+ on exynos beat the iPhone X in speed on the same channel. Note 9 Exynos will do the same.

24. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

That’s before IOS 12 with IOS 12 don’t think so. The comparison did in the video iPhone X iOS 12 beta vs note 9 snapdragon 845.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Saw it, and saw another where the Note 9 won. It’s not bad news, cause soon I’ll own both, and the Note is the best by far dude.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

20. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Wow note 9 totally destroys the others. X was the worst by a long way.

7. DolmioMan

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Grave stability issues is a bit much. For the first 10 minutes of an install apps were hanging for about 20 seconds and then it was gone, then the only issue was battery life.

13. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Too much trolling fandroids!!! IT IS A DEVELOPERS BETA. They have several iphones solely intended for this OS. Now go back to your less secure Android who keeps selling your data secretly. Meanwhile my iphone X is still awesome just like the forst day I bought it, I’m preparing this for trade-in to X Plus.

21. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

People complain when iOS 12 developer beta gets quick bug fixes, but turn a blind eye to Pixel's bug-infested "stable" firmware. For goodness sake...

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