Quite unusual update.
Just two days after the launch of the final version of iOS 12 Apple released the first beta of iOS 12.1. The index of the firmware indicates that the update will be big. In fact, however, in iOS 12.1 at least noticeable changes.
What’s new in iOS 12.1?
In iOS 12.1 back group video calls on FaceTime, which was removed from the latest beta versions of iOS 12. Apple did not explain the reason for the removal, but promised that the function will return one of the following major iOS updates 12 to the end of the year. The return will take place in iOS 12.1.
In addition, the update introduces 70 new icons and a new section in the Health app, which will be collected the measurement data ECG with smart hours Apple Watch Series 4. Given that the original ECG sensor in the Apple Watch Series 4 will work exclusively in the United States, this innovation is of little interest.
No other notable changes in iOS 12.1 no.
What about the speed?
Comparison speed iOS 12.1 beta 1 and iOS 12 on various models of iPhone have shown that productivity has not changed in the new firmware. iOS 12.1 beta 1 running as fast as the final build of iOS 12. This means that iOS 12.1 beta 1 is much superior to iOS 11.4.1 speed.
Visible improvements in terms of performance has not occurred.
Update for new devices
Such a strange situation with iOS 12.1 indicates that the update will support the new Apple devices. In particular, Apple Watch Series 4, in which, we recall, the EKG sensor will work not immediately and the new iPad Pro, which will be presented at the presentation in October.