Netflix Brings Smart Downloads Feature to iOS in Latest Update

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After launching on Android last year, Netflix has finally brought its Smart Downloads feature to iOS. The feature, which automatically downloads the next episode of a TV series to your iPhone or iPad, is available in the latest version of the Netflix app. Smart Downloads is aimed at giving you uninterrupted binging. When the feature … Read moreNetflix Brings Smart Downloads Feature to iOS in Latest Update

iOS 12.2 Beta 2 Now Available to Public Beta Testers

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After releasing the second beta to developers a few days ago, Apple has now released the second beta of iOS 12.2 to public testers. Those who have devices registered in the Apple Beta Program should now have the new build available under Settings>General>Software Updates. The new build brings continues to tweak and refine the dot-release … Read moreiOS 12.2 Beta 2 Now Available to Public Beta Testers

Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 12.2 to Developers With New Animoji

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Just a bit over a week after the first beta was released, Apple has seeded the second beta of iOS 1.2 to the developer community. The release is only available for those who are registered developers in the Apple Beta Program. At the time of this posting, it has not been released to the public … Read moreApple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 12.2 to Developers With New Animoji

Apple News Magazines Subscription Service Discovered in iOS 12.2 Beta

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The best evidence to date that a new Apple News subscription service is coming has been found in the first beta of iOS 12.2. In that beta, which was released last week to developers, references in the Apple News app to a magazine subscription service have been found. It appears that subscriptions to magazines can … Read moreApple News Magazines Subscription Service Discovered in iOS 12.2 Beta

Apple Releases First Beta of iOS 12.2 to Developers

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Just days after the release of iOS 12.1.3 to the public, Apple has already started work on the next update to the platform. The first beta of iOS 12.2 has arrived today for developers registered in the Apple Beta Program as build 16E5181f. If you are a developer who has a device registered in the … Read moreApple Releases First Beta of iOS 12.2 to Developers

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 Set to Update iOS in China to Reverse Sales Ban

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Apple is reportedly preparing an update for iOS in China that will get it around the two patents at the center of their case with Qualcomm.  Earlier this week, Chinese courts ruled that Apple was indeed infringing on two patents and put a sales ban in place.  The ban, which is costing Apple millions per … Read moreApple Set to Update iOS in China to Reverse Sales Ban

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

Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.0.1 for iPhone and iPad

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As is their customary process after a release of a new version of iOS, Apple has ceased signing iOS 12.0.1 on their update servers.  That means that once you upgraded to iOS 12.1, it is all-but impossible for consumers to downgrade back to the previous version.

iOS 12.1 was released at the end of October.  As a general rule, Apple stops signing a previous version of the platform two-to-four weeks after the new release.  That fits within the scope of iOS 12.0.1 and 12.1.

For those new to iOS, all updates come from Apple for your iPhone and iPad, even if your device is locked to a carrier.  When Apple stops “signing” a version of iOS, it essentially means that it is no longer available on their update servers and you can’t access it.  For consumers, it means that once you update to the current release of iOS, the older version is no longer available.

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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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