Up until 2016, one could get the ‘best’ iPhone — the iPhone 7 Plus — for $769. Then the iPhone X arrived in 2017 and the price for the ‘best’ iPhone jumped to $999. In 2018, that price has again jumped to $1,099.
iOS 12 is all about performance improvements and those nice little features that make the OS easier and more convenient to use. But what about battery life? Apple did not claim any battery life improvements with iOS 12 but if early test results are anything to go by, the performance improvements brought about by iOS 12 actually come at the expense of battery life.
Apple released the first public build of iOS 12 at the beginning of this week. Unlike the last few releases of the OS, iOS 12 is all about performance improvements. The highlight of this update is the performance improvements it brings to the table and not any crazy new feature.
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS definitely are beautiful and extremely powerful. They also come with a dual-camera setup and feature an improved water-resistance rating over the iPhone X. But they are also exorbitantly expensive. Perhaps Apple understands the $999 iPhone XS is not for everyone which is why it also unveiled the $749 iPhone XR.
Coolstar and the Electra team released the much-awaited jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.2 over the weekend. At the time of writing this post, more than 100,000 users have already successfully jailbroken their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Before WWDC even began, Apple released iOS 11.4 for all compatible iPhones and iPads. The update was a major audio-focused one as it introduced a number of audio-related enhancements including the release of AirPlay 2. For the HomePod, the update added support for Stereo mode and multi-room audio.
If you saw the opening keynote of WWDC 2018, you might think that iOS 12 is light on features. The company heavily focused on performance improvements with the OS, though it also mentioned other new features like App Limits, Screen Time, Grouped Notifications, and more.
Its soon going to be 24 hours since Apple unveiled iOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Majove, and more at its opening keynote of WWDC 2018. In its presentation, the company provided everyone with a quick rundown of the major new features in the upcoming major releases of its software.
Since the beginning of this year, Apple has been running a discounted iPhone battery replacement program. The program is a way for Apple to apologize to its customers for not clearly communicating with them that it was intentionally slowing down older iPhones.