Apple continues to offer updates for older devices that are not compatible with the latest versions of iOS. The iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus are currently locked in with iOS 12. Apple has taken care to release patches for known security issues.
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners can now download and install the iOS 12.3 update. Highlights include support for AirPlay 2-enabled TVs and a brand new Apple TV app. The Apple TV app was front and center at the company's March show time event. Apple will launch its streaming service, Apple TV+ alongside Apple channels in the fall.
The built-in iOS level is a handy way to check if a surface is level using just your iPhone. The level was previously included as part of the Compass app. On devices running iOS 12 and later, the level tool has been moved to the Measure app.
Frequent users of FaceTime may have noticed a big change on their iPhone or iPad. Apple moved the flip camera button, changing a one-touch action into a multi-step process that requires tapping the info button to get further options. Now with the release of iOS 12.1.1, this short-lasted FaceTime nightmare is in the rear view mirror.
Now that over half of active iOS devices are already running iOS 12, Apple is rolling out the next update. iOS 12.0.1 will include minor fixes for some issues that have been causing inconvenience for some iPhone owners. For those who have not yet upgraded to iOS 12, it comes highly recommended. iOS 12 optimizes much of the behind-the-scenes operation of any compatible iOS device.