Apple Releases iOS 12.1.3 With Multiple Bug Fixes

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After a relatively short beta cycle, Apple has released iOS 12.1.3 to the public today. The update should be available to everyone at this point. You can check for it by going to Settings>General>Software Update. It ranges from 225MB up to 334MB in size depending on if you are updating your iPhone or iPad, and … Read moreApple Releases iOS 12.1.3 With Multiple Bug Fixes

iOS 12 Now on 75% of All Devices

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While the focus over the past 12 hours has been on Apple’s revised earnings, there has been good news on the iOS 12 front. The company updated their Developer site yesterday and indicate that the latest version of the mobile platform is now on 75% of all devices in the market. That adoption rate is … Read moreiOS 12 Now on 75% of All Devices

Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1.3 to All Testers

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Apple has seeded the first official beta of iOS 12.1.3 to both developer and public beta testers.  The build, 16D5032a for those keeping score at home, is actually listed as Beta 2 in the release notes from Apple.  That is likely because of the whole situation with iOS 12.1.2 earlier this week. That build was release … Read moreApple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1.3 to All Testers

Apple Releases iOS 12.1.2 to Address eSIM Issues

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With only a week of beta testing behind it, Apple has released iOS 12.1.2 to the general public today.  The new build, 16D5024a, can be found by going to Settings>General>Software update on your iPhone or iPad. This update, as you would expect, is all about bug fixes.  Specifically, it addresses some bug in the eSIM activation … Read moreApple Releases iOS 12.1.2 to Address eSIM Issues

Apple Seeds First Public Beta of iOS 12.1.2

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Just a few days after it was released to developer testers, Apple has seeded the first public beta of iOS 12.1.2.  The new build is now available to those who have devices registered in the Apple Beta Program. That program is free and you can get more details here from Apple. iOS 12.1.2 is best … Read moreApple Seeds First Public Beta of iOS 12.1.2

Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1.2

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Quick on the heels of iOS 12.1.1, which was released last week, Apple has seeded the firs beta of iOS 12.1.2 today.  The new build is only available to developer testers currently.  Those of you who have devices registered in the Apple Beta Program will have to wait a bit longer to get it.   … Read moreApple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1.2

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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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 Ceases Signing of iOS 12.0 for iPhone and iPad

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Following the release of the maintenance focused iOS 12.0.1 two weeks ago, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.0 for devices.  This means that users are no longer able to downgrade from 12.0.1 back to 12.0.  For long time iPhone and iPad users, this news won’t come as a surprise as it fits within Apple’s normal process for software updates.

For those new to iPhone or iPad, when Apple stops signing a release on their update servers, it becomes no longer available.  That, in simple terms, means that you are no longer able to go back to that build should you decide to reset you device.  The Cupertino company usually does this about two weeks after each release of iOS.  In the case of iOS 12.0, it was 14 days.

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