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IOS 12 GM vs iOS 11.4 Speed Test

14 September 2018

According to The Verge, the "golden master" build of iOS 12 is rolling out to participants in Apple's beta testing program today and is likely to be the same version we can all install next week. It has undergone a total redesign and will make shopping for audiobooks and ebooks a walk in the park.

In case you don't know, when the battery of a device starts to degrade, you can expect uncalled-for shutdowns on a device like the iPhone or iPad, and even Android. Apple says the update will be available on all the same devices as the current iOS 11 release, which includes the iPhone 5s and later, every iPad released since the original iPad Air and iPad mini 2, and the 6th-generation iPod Touch. The update brings a new feature called "zero sign-on", which allows streaming apps to automatically detect your cable provider so you won't need to manually sign-in each time.

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Rick Broida detailed which devices support iOS 12, but the cheat sheet for compatibility is if your device runs iOS 11, it will run iOS 12. The Cupertino-based tech firm usually rolls out the new OS version to everyone right on the day of the launch, without any phased rollout.

Making things more interesting, there's also a speed test of iOS 12 GM vs iOS 9.3 and iOS 10.3.

On older iPhones like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s, the iOS 12 GM build boots faster than iOS 11.4.1 - the last stable release of iOS 11. If you want to use iOS 12 before the vast majority of people, all you need to do is join the beta. Messages and FaceTime also get the ability to let users share images and videos directly from inside the app.

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Most interestingly, Mojave also debuts the first UIKit-made on macOS in the form of Apple's own Home, News and Stocks apps. Download and install it as you would any other iOS release. One of the biggest changes users may see is that notifications from one app will be grouped.

Users will be able to set limits on time spent in apps.

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IOS 12 GM vs iOS 11.4 Speed Test