Apple iOS 12.1 developer beta 1 released, brings back Group Face Time

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The answer is definitely yes. iOS 12 is a lot better than iOS 11, and the following speed test proves it.

Apple released the first ever developer beta of iOS 12.1 this week and it was only a matter of time the public beta would see the light of day. He wondered in the tweet whether that would suggest the iPad could come with a USB-C port, allowing you to connect another monitor to the tablet via that port. Apple has been offering Face ID since last year's iPhone X, but it only works when your iPhone is held in portrait mode. Based on the changelogs, the new iOS 12 is expected be able to open up apps up to 70% faster while text input is up by up to 50%.

Anyone who'd like to try out iOS 12.1 can now do so. Apple watchOS 5 includes the Walkie-Talkie feature, improved notifications, new watch faces, etc.

Why it matters: Apple's ability to get its latest mobile OS onto as many devices as possible as quickly as possible is once again on display, further highlighting Android's troubling and sustained fragmentation problem that nobody seems to care about. 9to5Mac reports that a "2018 Fall iPad" has been referenced in iOS 12.1 code, which was released Tuesday.

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Currently, Memoji only work on the iPhone.

We already saw similar speed tests from other sources, including actual users, that reached the same conclusion. iOS 12 delivers a performance boost to all iOS devices, older models included.

Now we're looking forward to a potential October event, and it's looking increasingly likely that we will see new iPads with Face ID, too. And that, then, would allow for full syncing between your iOS devices.

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