Apple introduced iOS 12, the next major mobile operating system update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices during WWDC 2018 keynote in the month of June. It is the first time that the company has released a record number of 12 beta version of the iOS 12 to the developers. One of the most frequently asked questions these days is what is the release date of iOS 12? When will it be available for public consumption?
Just like any other major OS update, iOS 12 is all set to bring experience and performance improvements and a good number of major new features including Memoji, Siri shortcuts, Screen Time, and many more.
Release Date of iOS 12
Update: Apple has now made it official that iOS 12 will be available on Monday, October 17. The company should be releasing it at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM EST.
If you travel back in time, we will learn that Apple has a habit of releasing the final version of its major iOS update on the following Tuesday after the iPhone launch event.
Last year, Apple held iPhone X launch event on September 12 and the release date of iOS 11 was set on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017. In 2016, Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on September 7 and the iOS 10 official release date was Tuesday, September 2016.
Apple has sent out invites for its iPhone XS launch event which is being held on September 12. If the company does not deviate from its scheduling history, one can predict that iOS 12 release date will be the following Tuesday i.e. September 18, 2018. The iPhone XS is expected to go on sale 3 days after the release of iOS 12 public version.
iOS 12 release date India
Update: iOS 12 released ate in India is Monday, October 17.
The iOS 12 public release date in India is the same as for the whole world. Apple releases its software update for all countries simultaneously. So, it’s safe to say that iOS 12 release date in India will be September 18, 2018.
Please keep in mind that the iOS 12 launch date provided here is speculated based on the historic events. Prior to iPhone 7, Apple used to release any major iOS update on Wednesday. So, the release date for iOS 12 could also be Wednesday, September 19.
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