iOS 12 on iPads

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by To_Batistone, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. To_Batistone macrumors member

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    Let’s talk about the perfomance of this new iOS on the iPads! Is it good? How about the older iPads like the Airs?

    Since the status bar was redesigned on iPads, should we wait for a new iPad with a notch? What would you think about that?
     
  2. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    I'm about to take the plunge on iPad Air 2 in an hour. I'll come back here with details.
     
  3. To_Batistone thread starter macrumors member

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    Exctited to here good news, please bring it! Haha
     
  4. cbaitson macrumors newbie

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    iPad Air does seem faster and more responsive. Control centre now where it is on the iPhone X and the iPhone X gestures are present which makes it more fun to use. Impressed for a first beta.
     
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    I'm cautiously optimistic at this point. It is exciting that they are refocusing on optimizing performance on a range devices, but I will wait to see what the actual results are in terms of performance and battery life before I get too excited (and if beta 1 isn't great I'll wait patiently to see what later betas look like...)
     
  7. kozz macrumors regular

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    I have a 10.5 Pro WiFi only nd I have the 4 dots for no cellular signal.
     
  8. TMRJIJ, Jun 4, 2018
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    “Tra la la...” :D

    EDIT: First Impressions

    • It's a very Smooth Experience so far. I have yet to have seen any major hiccups. Performance is good (Surprising for a first Beta)
    • Group FaceTime is not available on iPad in this Beta (likely won't support Air 1, Mini 4, and Air 2 ever but we'll see)
    • Control Center is accessed from the top right (similar to iPhone X)
    • Swiping Up from the Dock quickly goes back to the Home Screen. Going further up then brings up Multitasking
    • Newly redesigned Apple Books app in line with other Apps like TV, Music, etc.
    • Option for Automatic Updates in the Software Updates section in Settings.
    • The For You section in Photos is pretty cool. However I'm more ecstatic about the Media Types Sections in the Albums tab.
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  9. To_Batistone thread starter macrumors member

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    That’s nice. I remember the first iOS 11 beta was trash. I hope this is a good sign
     
  10. Appleaker macrumors 68020

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    Forget performance, there are bigger changes, it really brings the iPhone X experience to iPad. But it has been performing really well. Also don’t take this as a sign that the next iPad Pro models will have a notch, because I don’t believe they will. But I suppose to those who refuse to believe reports and rumours, this certainly does confirm the removal of the home button in September.
     
  11. profets macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I don’t understand all the notch comments.

    The notch on iPhone X isn’t a feature - it’s just a current necessity to have the screen expand to all corners of the device and a need to house the sensors.

    With iPad I think this just shows that we’ll get Face ID. And it could happen with slimmer bezels. A lot of real estate for those sensors available.
     
  12. Appleaker macrumors 68020

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    Definitely, I think people see the gap and take it as an indication for the notch when in reality it is simply uniformity between the UI of the gesture based devices, especially since the gestures from the top are different (i.e. control centre). It’s unlikely that we’ll see slimmer bezels compared to the side bezels of the 10.5” iPad Pro, but definitely thinner than the 12.9” side bezels, although Apple might have chosen to keep them thicker so that it isn’t unwieldy to hold.
     
  13. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    One could always make a notch out of black electrical tape if you really want one ;)
     
  14. antisomnic macrumors regular

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    I’m loving the new gestures and also the new status bar layout

    Time Date on left signals and battery on right.

    Out of curiosity on the cellular iPads where does the carrier name show as it used to be on the left where it used to say iPad (which was always incredibly stupid, I know I’m using an iPad) ?
     
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    Looking forward to feedback on iOS 12 running on iPad Mini o_O
     
  16. Elwots macrumors regular

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    I am honestly surprised how well it’s running on my iPad Pro 10.5. There are obviously some bugs, but so far it seems to be running better than the final 11.4 update, IMO.
     
  17. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    Installed on my iPad mini 4 and honestly can’t tell the difference (yet).
     
  18. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    It works well on air 2.. but found a few bugs in the first 5 minutes.

    - still have the four icons limitation inside app folders, so much wasted space

    -Measure app is missing

    Books:
    - cleaner look
    - you can draw with pen and markers on PDF but can't do this on epub documents.

    stocks : is nice but could be prettier

    shortcuts: not sure I will use it on the ipad.

    speed: it's faster for sure

    maps: I don't know if it's new.. but when I zoom on my location, I can see a weather & temperature icon (but the maps is still outdated, like at least 3-4 years old)

    overall: on an ipad, it feels like ios 11 in about 2 minutes! :)
     
  19. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    What bugs did you find? Does yours have the graphical artifacts when leaving certain apps?

    Also, Measure app is not coming to iPad (At least I don’t think so). The Air 2 didn’t have AR support anyway but I’m not going to upgrade just because of that.
     
  20. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    - app icon appearing twice, or moving from one folder to the other.
    - when you have two pages of icons in a folder, in you remove any on the first page, the ones from the second page will stay there and not come back to page 1
    - moving an app is sometime buggy

    I don't intend going back to iOS 11 unless I have a big show stopper. It seems to work fine for usual task.
     
  21. profets macrumors 601

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    Just an FYI - Measure app is on iPad, but only those that support ARKit. You're right though, the Air 2 didn't have that support, hence the missing Measure app.
     
  22. mateo124 macrumors regular

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    Didn't want to start a new thread to ask, but did they bring back Apple Pencil gestures? On iOS 11.4 at least, you can't return to the home screen with the pencil and it'd be nice to have that back. Or an option to turn it back on.
     
  23. bwhinnen macrumors 6502

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    On the lock screen the carrier name is on the LHS on the home screen there is no carrier name, but the LTE and status bars are on the RHS.
     
  24. sbailey4 macrumors 68040

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    Those dots are for control center not cell signal :) Swipe down from those dots.
     
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    I have a iPad mini 4 too. What do you mean?
     

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