Earlier this week, Apple released the ninth beta of iOS 12. Apple has released one new beta of iOS 12 every week for the last three weeks as it looks to squash the remaining bugs in the OS before its final release in September.
With iOS 12 beta 8, we did not see any noticeable improvement in performance when compared to the beta before it. However, when pitted against the very first beta of iOS 12, we saw an improvement in boot times and to a small extent, an improvement in app loading times.
So, does iOS 12 beta 9 bring about any major improvements to performance compared to the last stable release of iOS 11? As speed tests conducted by YouTuber iAppleBytes show, not really. iOS 12 beta 9 is on the same boat as the previous beta in terms of performance.
On certain older devices like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s, the latest iOS 12 beta did bring about a noticeable improvement in boot times. This shows that Apple is still working on further improving the performance of the next major release of iOS on its older devices.
Given the rapid pace of beta releases from Apple, it is likely we will see the last beta build of iOS 12 being released by the company to developers and public beta testers next week. The company will then follow it up with the Golden Master release of the OS in September, a few days ahead of its public release.
Are you running the latest iOS 12 beta on your iPhone or iPad? If yes, have you noticed any major performance improvement compared to the previous beta releases?