with every iOS update, there’s the question that comes up, especially for owners of older devices: “Should I install the new update? Or will it slow down my phone?” It’s been an urban legend for years that Apple intentionally crippled its older devices with software updates, to subtly encourage customers to upgrade to the latest and greatest model — something that was confirmed, at least in part, with the revelations about Apple’s battery throttling late last year.
Available on Monday, the free update is packed with features that entice you to use it more — and tools to make you use it less.
This version is compatible will all the same devices as iOS 11, going back to the iPhone 5S. It will also ship on the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. It’s expected to roll out starting at 10 a.m. PT.
1. Screen Time tool
2. Memojis: more and new
3. Measuring app
4. Useful Siri
5. The little things
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