Here's Why You Should Not Upgrade To iOS 12 Right Away
September this year is the scheduled release for the awaited update of the iOS software in lots of Apple devices. iOS 12 will be the next generation iOS that is replacing iOS 11 in our beloved handsets. A general question that no one is talking about, is it safe for us, the average consumer, to hop in and use the latest version of software available? The iOS 12 Beta 1.
iOS 12 Developer Beta is now available for use for a few selected people, commonly known as people with an Apple Developer Account. “Newer is Better” is a common catchphrase and that is what most of us say when something just became available but, it is the other way around for seasoned developers and programmers.
Since the software is still on the initial stage of release, many commoners with around little to average knowledge about the science behind the iOS 12 will want to get the software installed right away to their devices without knowing what they may experience in the future. Here are the key takeaways on why you shouldn’t get iOS 12 right now.
The Name Speaks For Itself
iOS Developer Beta is intended for developers and programmers as the name itself tells us. We know that all Apple products will be subjected to a quality check but you can’t expect that they have gone through all of the possibilities of what many users may face in everyday life. As an initial beta for the iOS 12, you can expect that somewhere along the way, something might not work properly.
With a large pool of people in the Apple community backing you up, you’ll get almost all of the information that you needed if you asked the right questions. However, where we stand right now, there are few number people currently involved in testing and contributing to finding out ways to get the most out of the beta software to make it more stable.
Might Have Some Bugs
iOS 12 is on another level, of course, higher than the previous iOS 11 and frontiers are still not yet known. It might be best to wait for the final build to be released in September than to become another line of tester for Apple on finding the rough edges in their new iOS 12 Developer Beta. Missing features may also be present so just be patient and look to update your device this coming September.
Many app developers will have to adjust something to finely tune their respective apps to the new OS. Developers may need new sets of coding for making a smooth run on the new platform. Don’t be surprised if you installed the new iOS 12 and find yourself and some apps facing a problem and a few updates from the developer or from Apple itself may be needed to fix the issue.
Jailbreaking is for advanced users and making your phone do something more for its user. If your device underwent jailbreaking, might be best to stick to iOS 11 since CoolStar’s Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak will soon become available to the public.
Here are the lists of Apple devices that will work on Apple’s iOS 12 Beta.
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- 10.5-inch iPad
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad 5th generation
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6th generation
If you’re planning on signing up for Apple’s developer program and wanted to get a hold of the iOS 12, you can visit Apple’s website for more details and make sure to backup all your data. Apple will surely do their best on making iOS 12 a more stable software and we all look forward seeing what’s next for us in the coming months.