Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2 Following The Release of iOS 12.1.3

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With the release of iOS 12.1.3 a couple of weeks ago, Apple has stopped the signing of iOS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2. Effectively this means that downgrades to those previous versions are no longer available after you have upgraded to .3 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Apple routinely stops the signing (the making available … Read moreApple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2 Following The Release of iOS 12.1.3

iOS 12.1.1 Released With New Features and Improvements

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Apple has just released iOS 12.1.1 to the public after just over a month in beta testing.  The update was released at 10:00 am Pacific this morning and should be available to everyone with a compatible iPhone and iPad soon if not already.

There are several key new features that come with this update to iOS 12 including notification preview using haptic touch on the iPhone XR.  Dual SIM with eSIM support for additional carriers has also come in this update to the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max.

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iOS 12 Now on 72% of Devices Introduced in the Last Four Years

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Apple has updated the App Store Developer page, confirming that iOS 12 is now on 72% of all devices introduced in the last four years.  The new statistic is a full 10% jump from the previous report back in November.  The measurement for the update was all devices that came to the App Store on December 3, 2018.

The official figures from Apple are inline with what the research firm Mixpanel as reported.  Last week, they showed iOS 12 on 75% of devices some ten weeks after the version launched.

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Ten Weeks After Launch, iOS 12 on Nearly 75% of Devices According to Mixpanel

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Ten weeks after it was released to the public, iOS 12 is now on 74.77% of all eligible devices.  The information comes from the research firm Mixpanel who keeps tabs on a wide range of adoption information for both iOS and Android.

Currently, with iOS 12 sitting on 74.77%, iOS 11 is on 19.75%.  As you would expect, the version 11 install base has shrunk dramatically over the past 10 weeks as users either update their current iPhones and iPads, or replace them with devices running version 12.

The more interesting figures are the rate of adoption of the current version of iOS versus those of previous iOS versions.  Going all the way back to iOS 9 for comparison, iOS 12 is well ahead of the adoption curve.

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12.1.1 to Developer and Public Testers

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A week after the second beta, Apple has seeded the third beta of iOS 12.1.1 to both developer and public beta testers.  The update, which is best considered a maintenance update, brings a handful of tweaks to Apple’s mobile platform.

If you are already registered in the Apple Beta Program, the iOS 12.1.1 update should be waiting for your to install.  If you want to join the program, you can follow this link to the program’s site.  Remember, it is never considered a good idea to install beta software onto your primary iPhone as you could encounter show-stopping bugs.

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Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 12.1.1 to Developer and Public Testers

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Apple has release the second beta of the upcoming iOS 12.1.1.  The release came to both registered developers as well as public beta testers registered in the Apple Beta Program.  If your iPhone or iPad are registered in the program, you should have the update waiting for you under Settings>General>Software Updates.

iOS 12.1.1 is considered a maintenance release and brings virtually no new features.  The update focuses on bugs, security, and performance improvements for the platform.  The only new feature or change of note is the reworked bottom bar in FaceTime.  This now includes quick access buttons for muting a call or changing cameras.

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iOS 12 Installed on 63 Percent of Devices Introduced in The Past Four Years

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iOS 12 continues to gain in install base at an impressive clip.  Apple has updated their App Developer support page for the App Store, revealing that 63% of all iOS devices introduced in the last four years are now running iOS 12.  Further, a full 60% of all devices are running the latest version of the platform.

The measurements for the update come from devices coming to the App Store on October 29, 2018.  While not completely scientific – someone may not have gone to the App Store with their iPhone that day – it does give a strong indicator of how well iOS versions are doing.  Clearly, iOS 12 is doing well.

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Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1.1 to Testers

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Apple has released the first beta of iOS 12.1.1 to those registered in the Apple Beta Program.  The update, which is primarily aimed at bug fixes and other performance improvements, comes just a day after iOS 12.1 was released.  That build brought Group FaceTime and new emojis to the iPhone and iPad.

As for what bugs this build is fixing, it is likely aimed at any that made their way into iOS 12.1.  Apple, like other developers, generally release builds with some bugs in them but freeze a build internally so it can go to release for all customers.  This, in turn, addresses any bugs in the release so very much consider it a maintenance update.

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