Apple Confirms iOS 12 Installed On 50% Of Devices

About a week ago based on data from Mixpanel, it was suggested that adoption of iOS 12 was sitting around 46%. This wasn’t official but as it turns out, Mixpanel did come pretty close as according to Apple’s own official figures posted on its Developer page (via 9to5Mac), they have confirmed that iOS 12 has been installed on over 50% of iOS devices to date.


iOS 12 Users Can No Longer Downgrade To iOS 11

iOS 12 has been released for several weeks now and if for whatever reason you’re thinking that maybe you would be better off using iOS 11, you might be disappointed to learn that will no longer be possible. This is because Apple has stopped signing copies of iOS 11.4.1 which was the latest version of iOS before iOS 12.


iOS 12.0.1 Update Addresses iPhone Xs Charging & WiFi Issues

As some of you might have heard, the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max have run into some charging issues where their phones aren’t being charged while idle. To top that off, there have also been reports claiming shoddy WiFi performance. These are issues that were said to be fixed in the iOS 12.1 update, but it turns out it might have been fixed earlier than we thought.


Safari In iOS 12 Has Built-In Protection Against Fake Keyboards

These days hackers are getting better at trying to trick users into giving away personal information. Take for example ads where back in the day, it was common to find ads designed to look like Windows popups, thus tricking users into clicking it and potentially install some spyware or malware in the process.


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iOS 12 Now Installed On 46% Of Devices

In previous iterations of iOS, we have seen a slow down in terms of adoption. This is because for the past few iOS versions, Apple has seemingly allowed rather frustrating bugs to bypass its QC which has resulted in less than ideal experiences for users. Apple vowed to fix this with iOS 12 and it certainly seems to be showing.


Philips Hue App Now Supports Siri Shortcuts

One of the brand new features that Apple introduced in iOS 12 comes in the form of Siri Shortcuts. Basically these are actions that have been grouped together so that by speaking a single phrase to Siri, all those commands would be executed at once, kind of like a macro. For those who use Philips Hue smart lighting, it seems that the app now supports Siri Shortcuts.


iOS 12.1 Will Address iPhone Xs, Xs Max Charging Issues

One of the problems that was spotted by early iPhone Xs and Xs Max adopters was that the phones had some charging issues. These users discovered that when their phones were idle, it had stopped charging for whatever reason. It is unclear as to what the problem might have been, but it doesn’t seem to have affected too many users.


Apple Wallet Gets Support For Contactless Student ID Cards

When Apple unveiled iOS 12 it said that support for contactless student ID cards would arrive in Apple Wallet. A few weeks after it released iOS 12 to the public , it’s now following through on its promise. The company has confirmed today that Apple Wallet now supports contactless student ID cards. Students at three universities will be the first to use contactless ID cards via Apple Wallet on their […]


Kids Are Seemingly Bypassing iOS Screen Time Restrictions

Compared to previous version of iOS, iOS 12 wasn’t about flashy new features and mostly seemed to focus on improvements to existing features, such as grouped notifications, group FaceTime calls, and so on. It also saw Apple introduce digital wellness tools to iOS, where users could manage their screen time on their devices.


iOS 12.1 Will Enable Dual SIM For The iPhone Xs, Xs Max

One of the highly-requested features for the iPhones is dual SIM, which Apple finally brought to the table with the iPhone Xs and Xs Max. However it seems that dual SIM isn’t quite ready yet as it seems that it will need to wait for the iOS 12.1 update before it is enabled, which means that you shouldn’t expect dual SIM support out of the box.


Apple Adding Depth Control For iPhone Xs In Future iOS Update

One of the features that Apple boasted about the iPhone Xs and Xs Max is the ability to adjust the depth-of-field (DOF) after a photo has been taken. In a way it’s almost like what Lytro’s cameras do, in which users can adjust the focal points after a photo has been taken. However now it looks like Apple will be adding a new feature for better DOF control.


AirPower Referenced In iPhone Xs Packaging & iOS 12.1 Code

Many are wondering what will happen to the AirPower wireless charging pad from Apple. It was expected to be officially launched at Apple’s iPhone event last week, but that clearly did not happen. In fact mentions of the AirPower accessory were subsequently removed from Apple’s website, and was followed by reports claiming that the device was “doomed” as it was plagued by all kinds of technical problems.


Test Finds That iOS 12 Improves Performance On Older iPhones

iOS adoption over the years has slowed down somewhat. This is because in previous updates, Apple’s QC has been slightly questionable which resulted in phones performing worse after updates, or being hit with a ton of annoying bugs. If those are some of the reasons that makes you hold back from adopting the recently released iOS 12, perhaps this might change your mind.


iOS 12.1 Beta Hints At Support For 4K External Display

If you’re planning on getting a new iPad, you might want to hold off because it’s starting to sound like the 2018 iPad refreshes could be a major one. Not only have we heard and seen potential signs that Face ID could be coming to the iPad, but now a tweet from developer Steve Troughton-Smith has suggested support for 4K external displays as well.