Caution to readers!
For more than a month, Apple is refining and testing the first major update of iOS 12 iOS 12.1. The final firmware should be out in the next few weeks. It is possible that the release could take place on 30 October, after the presentation of Apple. However, we recommend that iPhone and iPad users not to rush to upgrade to iOS 12.1. This is for two good reasons.
The first beta version of iOS 12.1 was quite normal. They introduced a new feature — group video calling via FaceTime, as well as various fixed previously discovered bugs. But neither in speed, nor in time of Autonomous work iOS 12.1 is not ahead of iOS 12 or iOS 12.0.1. According to these indicators, the firmware was identical.
But in the fifth beta version of iOS 12.1, which was released on Monday, 22 October, something changed. Comparison iOS 12 and iOS 12.1 on various models of iPhone and iPad show that iOS 12.1 beta 5 was slower, and noticeable.
More likely the difference is noticeable on older iPhone and iPad models. Particularly affected iPhone 5s and iPhone 6, which many apps are run with a visible delay. On newer Apple smartphones, the difference is also visible, but it is less obvious.
The battery life in iOS 12.1 beta 5 also suffered, albeit not as much as performance. After conducting the same tests on two iPhone 5s running iOS 12 and iOS 12.1 beta 5 the first smartphone remained 86% charge, and the second — only 81%. In previous beta versions a similar difference was not noticed.
Thus, iOS 12.1 may not be the best version of iOS. In this regard, when Apple will release the final version of the firmware, and it will happen really soon, start upgrading after reading the reviews. Otherwise, the firmware might disappoint you. Real reviews about iOS 12.1 we will publish on our website — stay tuned.