iOS 12, Should i update SE and 6s?

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by axari, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. axari macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2017
    Last year iOS 10 make iPhone 5 unusable, but iP 5s and iP 6 a little bit usable, and this year iOS 11 make iP 5s and iP 6 unusable and SE & 6s a little bit usable. Now it's time to iOS 12, what do you think, iOS 12 make SE & 6s usable or unusable?

    *Unusable like iOS performance, multitasking and third party apps startup delay.
  2. mhdena macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2009
    My 6, 6s Pluses, iPad Air 2 are still on 10.3.3 where they will stay.

    My 7 Plus and iPad Pro 10.5 are on 11.1
  3. Kognito macrumors regular


    Jul 27, 2011
    Not sure why you’ve got the 6S/SE as “a little bit usable”. I’m using 11.4 on my 6S with no issue around usability or performance. It might not be as quick as an X at opening apps, but I can’t say that it’s any slower than the day I bought it.

    I would expect iOS 12 will probably run just fine on my 6S too, if it truly is focussed on bug fixes and performance.
  4. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    I am scare to update iOS devices after having devices slowed.

    Going from iOS 8 to iOS 9 made my iPad Mini 2 unusable, and while iOS 10 has improved on things, it still no where as smooth and solid as iOS 8.

    My iPhone 6s Plus that I used to have had lots of bugs with iOS 9, that was fixed with iOS 10, but I was scared to upgrade it to iOS 11.

    My current iPhone,128GB SE, is currently on an older iOS 10 version, which has bugs. It is the one that was installed when I purchased the SE, but I am scared to upgrade to iOS 11 do to the issues I have read about.

    I am hoping that Apple tries to optimize iOS 12 for older devices, and maybe I might try it, but only after I read plenty of reviews about older devices.
  5. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    My 6s runs iOS 11 great (well since iOS 11.3 anyway, between the throttling and all the bugs the initial releases of iOS 11 weren’t so good). I won’t install iOS 12 on release day, but I will wait and check out some performance comparisons and then decide. My 5s “iPod” also has iOS 11 and is perfectly useable.
  6. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    iOS 12 hasn't even been released yet. It's too early to say yes or no. And of course, the betas won't represent how stable iOS 12.0 will actually be.
  7. axari thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2017
    Yes, I said 6S/SE as “a little bit usable” just for third party apps performance on iOS 11, You can find many videos on YouTube about 6s and SE performance on iOS 10.x.x and iOS 11.x.x especially for third party apps.
  8. Kognito macrumors regular


    Jul 27, 2011
    Don’t get me wrong, iOS 11 when it first released didn’t perform great on my 6S. I had UI lag and whatnot, but I think that was more down to the OS being buggy than the phone being underpowered for the OS. Runs nicely now, even third party apps.
  9. Marrakas macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2012
    iOS 11 runs fine on my SE. The only issue I have is that instagram is a bit slow, but since it's just one app I blame it on that app instead of the OS.

    That being said, I doubt anything will ever be as slow as iPhone 4S was on iOS 9. You have to try it to understand how bad it is.
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    That's really all there's to it at this point.
  11. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    Definitely upgrade if on iOS 11 as its supposed to fix ios 11. Do not upgrade if on iOS 10.
  12. odoy macrumors regular


    Aug 4, 2015
    iOS 12, Should i update SE and 6s?

    Yes man! ASAP!!
  13. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2017
    iOS 12 can't be worse then the ****** iOS 11... we have on our phones now.
  14. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    I wouldn't, you have to consider it's only the 1st beta.
  15. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    Yes - if you want to test the OS and send feedback back to Apple. If not, then don't bother.
  16. axari thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2017
    OK everyone, as iOS 12 beta is released, then i change my question, Please tell me the performance iOS 12 in SE, is it better than iOS 11 or just like it?
  17. Banglazed macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
    My SE feels solid, smoother and slightly faster for some apps on iOS 12 beta.
  18. 3:16 macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2018
    Should i install iOS 12 on my iPhone 6S Plus. It’s on iOS 11 which’s no batter.

    I’m hoping big considering how disappointed I’m from iOS 11 :(
  19. adbe macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    I can't say iOS12 b1 has given my iPad Mini 2 a new lease of life, but it's definitely no worse than 11, and the springboard is way more responsive, as is relaunching apps that have already been opened.

    Also, I've found it amazingly stable for a b1. So much so that I also installed it on my 12" Pro.
  20. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
  21. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2003
    iOS 11 has been good enough on my iPhone 6 that I have no regrets about upgrading the OS.
  22. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    just did my SE, and so far (last couple of hours): all my apps seem to be working (just updated netflix as well), phone seems stable. am happy (and slightly surprised)....
  23. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    12b2 runs amazing on 6s. Except better camera, no reason to update at least for one or two more years.
  24. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    Definitely. You will forget the nightmare known as iOS 11.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 25, 2018 ---
    Me too. I am not upgrading my iOS until Apple surpasses iOS 10. iOS 11 is a pretty low bar to clear.
  25. Squozen macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2003
    My 6S was fine once I got the battery replaced - it got a 30% speedup in Geekbench and the random pauses I was seeing went away. Don’t blame iOS 11.

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