One element of the announcements today puts me in a bit of a pickle. iOS 12 releases on September 17th. I’m leaving on an eleven day trip on the 19th. Dare I upgrade to the new OS right before I leave (on a trip where I’m not planning to bring a Mac, so if my phone or iPad gets totally thrashed my recovery options will be limited).
It seems like I’d be playing with fire. On the other hand, everyone says the iOS 12 betas have been really stable…
I installed the beta on my iPad & iPhone the day before a 7 day trip. Both devices performed perfectly I have had less app crashes and issues than on iOS 11. The only slight issue was with the update available pop up constantly appearing when no update was available. Would definitely update.
As a sometimes bit of a nervous nelly, is that a risk you are prepared to take. I would say it depends on where you are going, somewhere with nice fast internet sure! The middle of rural Africa, maybe not
You could always enroll in the public beta today and update - this is the final release so it should be identical to the release on Monday. Then if something were to go wrong you could roll back before Monday.
I’ve been running the betas on my daily driver since the second or third version. It’s definitely stable enough if you update on Monday. Or, as suggested, you could get the developer beta and have a few extra days to tinker.