iPad Pro 2018 iPad Pros a friendly reminder Not to Update to 12.1.1

TheRealAlex

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So I've seen so many unexpected iOS update problems. It is better not to update upon initial release of a new patch.
Case in point my 11" Pro is running perfectly why Risk that with a new iOS patch.
This time around I am waiting 7 days minimum before installing any iOS updates.
 

marmiteturkey

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So I've seen so many unexpected iOS update problems. It is better not to update upon initial release of a new patch.
Case in point my 11" Pro is running perfectly why Risk that with a new iOS patch.
This time around I am waiting 7 days minimum before installing any iOS updates.
Is there a specific issue that you’re aware of with the 2018 iPad pros and the 12.1.1 update? Or is your message just ‘don’t go first’?

I’m running 12.1.1b3 on my 2018 12.9 with no discernible issues.
 
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TheRealAlex

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Is there a specific issue that you’re aware of with the 2018 iPad pros and the 12.1.1 update? Or is your message just ‘don’t go first’?

I’m running 12.1.1b3 on my 2018 12.9 with no discernible issues.
Nothing specific, your choice to run 12.1.1b3 is your choice at your own risk.
I politely caution users not to update. Until 7 days past public release.
 

spiderman0616

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I'm so glad this thread was here! I was really excited about 12.1.1 and was DYING for the update to be released!

Wait, sorry, neither of those things is true, but I will probably wait 20 minutes, not 7 days.
 

Mabus51

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This is like saying don’t buy the 2020 iPad Pro. Wait for the 2021 version so they fix what was wrong in the 2020 release. o_O
 
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Treebark

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... It is better not to update upon initial release of a new patch...I am waiting 7 days minimum before installing any iOS updates.
Very bad advice, especially if the new patch happens to include security updates. You'd be far more vulnerable to the security threat than to a bug that slipped through Apple's testing procedure.

If there are no security updates and you want to wait a bit (hours, or a day) go for it, but Apple updates are not Microsoft Windows patches that have to work with a ton of different manufacturer's computers, millions of custom written business programs, etc.. Traditionally Apple has not had many updates pulled or had to emergency patch the update. It has happened, but relatively speaking it is rare.
 

Lobwedgephil

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Warning about updating to beta software from a guy that doesn't have an iPad, okay. Love the examples of what is wrong with it as well.
 

marmiteturkey

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Nothing specific, your choice to run 12.1.1b3 is your choice at your own risk.
I politely caution users not to update. Until 7 days past public release.
Thanks for the warning; your thread title does make it sound like there’s a particular issue with this update and the new iPads. Which there isn’t, at least not as far as anyone can see.
 
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sparksd

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12.1.1 is in Beta - there's always a risk of issues with Beta. Hint - that's why Beta releases exist, to flush them out.