Now that the Golden Master version of iOS 12 is here, it shows that Apple is confident that the platform is ready to be enjoyed by the global iPad and iPhone-owning community.
And that means it won’t be long till the public version of iOS 12 arrives as an over-the-air-update for compatible devices. In fact, we expect that the version that will eventually be seeded live to the public as the initial iOS 12 seed will be the same as the Golden Master release.
What’s New in iOS 12 GM?
For those unfamiliar with iOS 12, it can be imagined that Apple introduced the Golden Master iOS 12 version because that much effort has been made for the overall progression of iOS 12. The company seeded the first developer iOS 12 preview back in June on the opening of this year’s WWDC keynote.
Since then, 10 pre-released seeds of iOS 12 have been released as part of Apple’s stride towards perfection. iOS 12 will actually be the default firmware in the brand new iPhones that go on sale later this month.
iOS 12 has a range of features. It will come with new AR format that makes experiencing augmented reality a reality. You’ll also receive an AR-based app which is created on top of ARKit 2.0, an update to the default Photos app, as well as an updated Siri and SiriKit. Additionally, Apple has introduced Memoji, and a new Do Not Disturb feature. Other features include Screen Time which notifies users about the time they have spent using their device.
Download iOS 12 GM – OTA & IPSW
If you were part of the testing process of iOS 12, then GM release should be available to you. Try using the OTA update method to download it. Go to “Settings”, “General” and then “Software Update”. Alternatively, go to developer.apple.com to get IPSW links or visit our downloads page.
IOS 12 GM DOWNLOAD (OTA/IPSW)
- iPhone SE, iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6s, iPhone 6
- iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 8, iPhone 7
- iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPad Air, iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3
- iPad (5th generation), iPad (6th generation)
- iPad Pro (9.7‑inch)
- iPad Pro (12.9‑inch)
- iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)
SHOULD YOU UPDATE?
Since Golden Master is the final stable build of a firmware version, you can expect it to be relatively stable than its predecessors. Unless Apple discovers a major bug, this will be the update that will go public on September 17.
If you are currently using any beta version of iOS 12, you should, by all means, upgrade your device for a better and more stable experience. Don’t forget to leave your comments below if you decide to test this update out on your device.