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  Reply # 2092377 18-Sep-2018 10:25
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Currently installing on my iPad Mini 4.

 

Edit 1: Didn't notice any speed improvement, snappy as before. Youtube is much more responsive now though specially when playing it in the background. It used to stutter just by swiping the video player down.

 

 


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  Reply # 2092397 18-Sep-2018 10:52
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Installed it on my iPad (pretty ancient - a 1st gen Air), and am looking forward to quicker app launches - it certainly has been super-slow the past few months.

 

My other main reason for upgrading was to check out the parental controls that come with Screen Time; it's great to see these being baked into the OS now.

 

We use Kidslox on the iPads our boys use, which allows us to set a different time limit for any particular day (eg, they get longer in the weekends) and for setting schedules across different parts of each day (so it allows unrestricted access during school time, with the time limits covering the periods outside of this, and then fully shuts down access at bed time). Sadly, Screen Time won't provide for this degree of granularity, so I guess we'll be sticking with Kidslox (which is far from a perfect product on iOS, given its particular limitations).


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  Reply # 2092398 18-Sep-2018 10:52
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Looks like I'm out of luck on the TV OS12. I was hoping Apple would include support for Google's VP9 codec so I could watch 4K Youtube videos. Looks like I'll have to continue to run both the ATV 4K and an nVidia Shield.


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  Reply # 2092426 18-Sep-2018 11:39
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3puttssuck:

Dingbatt: Just installed tvOS12 on my AppleTVs (Gen4 and 4K).
What a let down.
Dolby Atmos on the 4K only and no Siri on either.
Unless it is a hardware limitation, why no Atmos on the Gen4? That's the one that's hooked up to my 1080p projector and Atmos sound system. Manufacturers (and Bluray producers for that matter) don't seem to get that having the audio format doesn't automatically mean you have a 4K display.
No, I don't want to swap them over. The 4K is hooked up to a UHD TV.

Could I suggest now the public release of 12 is out, the OP could amend the thread title? Then the discussion can continue.


No problem with changing the thread title. To what would you like it changed to and how do I do that?



Just take out the word "beta". Or bracket it.

A GZ Mod can do it if you can't. Just pm them




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  Reply # 2092427 18-Sep-2018 11:40
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Working perfectly well on my 6s, no lag problems at all but I'm hoping for battery usage improvements (no more dropping down from 60% to 1% in the space of half an hour, then back to 40% or so after restarting).

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  Reply # 2092454 18-Sep-2018 12:25
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Updated my iPhone X to iOS 12 this morning.

 

Seems to have fixed the ongoing issue I had of the unread mail count not always updating if I marked a bunch as read then went back to the folder list too quickly.

 

I love for iPhone X that they've also removed the extra step of holding your finger on an app in the task switcher before you can force close it - although it should have never been the other way in the first place (and yes I'm aware of all the arguments that you never need to force close apps).

 

A bit disappointed that the stupid bar still appears at the bottom of every app on iPhone X, as if we can't remember we need to swipe up to return to the home screen. I thought they might have ditched this, or at least given an option to remove it. The bar always seemed to be like a training device to get you used to no home button, but after a days use you no longer need it.

 

 


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  Reply # 2092468 18-Sep-2018 12:32
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I'm loving the increase in speed (even running on an iPhone X) and the stacked notifications


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  Reply # 2092469 18-Sep-2018 12:34
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Paul1977:

 

A bit disappointed that the stupid bar still appears at the bottom of every app on iPhone X, as if we can't remember we need to swipe up to return to the home screen. I thought they might have ditched this, or at least given an option to remove it. The bar always seemed to be like a training device to get you used to no home button, but after a days use you no longer need it.

 

 

Couldn't agree more - it's a very intrusive thing to have on an "all screen" device.

 

If you don't know how to swipe a screen, maybe you shouldn't be using one?

 

Maybe just have it so it comes up if you touch the screen in certain apps? I'd be OK with that.

 

 





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  Reply # 2092470 18-Sep-2018 12:34
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DjShadow:

 

I'm loving the increase in speed (even running on an iPhone X) and the stacked notifications

 

 

I thought it seemed a little snappier on my X, but wasn't sure if it was my imagination.


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  Reply # 2092479 18-Sep-2018 13:09
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Paul1977: Seems to have fixed the ongoing issue I had of the unread mail count not always updating if I marked a bunch as read then went back to the folder list too quickly.

 

Hmmm... spoke too soon on that one. Although it is at least happening less frequently.


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  Reply # 2092922 18-Sep-2018 23:25
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Handsomedan: ... If you don't know how to swipe a screen, maybe you shouldn't be using one? ...

 

Spoken like a fully able bodied person that doesn't suffer from the likes of shaky & slow & imprecise hands due to age. And also like somebody who expects to rest of the world to 'simply know how these things work'.

 

  • Apple chooses to change they way we interact with the device. There is a learning curve associated with that change. There are many who like the way things worked previously, who want to spend their time doing other things or who simply do not want to learn another way to do the same previous action in a new way, yet again.
  • We all have different capabilities. These design choices bleed into the eco system and affect many other systems. Not everybody has the fine motor co-ordination to flick, swipe, twist or whatever is required in just the right place at just the right time. Just like sex & race, these young white male engineers from SF need to learn about age & disability.

 


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  Reply # 2092950 19-Sep-2018 08:22
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I always avoid updating until the x.0.1 release just to be sure all the bugs are ironed out.

 

However, when I do eventually update, there is one thing that I would really like to see fixed. That is the intermittent bug whereby podcasts stop playing at the end of the current article even when you have another one waiting in your queue. 


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  Reply # 2092951 19-Sep-2018 08:26
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This is no longer in beta, could the title be updated?


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  Reply # 2092961 19-Sep-2018 09:07
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IcI:

 

Handsomedan: ... If you don't know how to swipe a screen, maybe you shouldn't be using one? ...

 

Spoken like a fully able bodied person that doesn't suffer from the likes of shaky & slow & imprecise hands due to age. And also like somebody who expects to rest of the world to 'simply know how these things work'.

 

  • Apple chooses to change they way we interact with the device. There is a learning curve associated with that change. There are many who like the way things worked previously, who want to spend their time doing other things or who simply do not want to learn another way to do the same previous action in a new way, yet again.
  • We all have different capabilities. These design choices bleed into the eco system and affect many other systems. Not everybody has the fine motor co-ordination to flick, swipe, twist or whatever is required in just the right place at just the right time. Just like sex & race, these young white male engineers from SF need to learn about age & disability.

 

In fairness to @Handsomedan the bar provides a visual cue only, it does not in any way make it functionally easier to operate for the those with shaky hands or poor fine motor co-ordination.

 

Yes, it is a learning curve - but not a very steep one. I'd just like to see an option to remove the training wheels. There would be zero downside.




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  Reply # 2092970 19-Sep-2018 09:18
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surfisup1000:

 

This is no longer in beta, could the title be updated?

 

 

An email has been sent asking for this to happen.


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