This is the article by the Sydney Morning Herald:. Why Apple is making your old iPhone better than ever:
Apple executives said the new system, iOS 12, would be different. Older phones, going back to the 2013 model year, would work better this time, not worse. “We’re focusing our efforts especially on the oldest devices,” Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, said in June. “While it’s still early days, we’re excited with the results that we’ve seen.”
that makes us trust iOS 12. And I did, Installing iOS 12 on my only phone, and for a couple of days, things worked fine.
Then my phone froze while using the Camera app. My iPhone 6s+ is old, but I do not use it constantly, so generally, when I go to bed, it goes into the bedside charger with about 60% charge remaining.
BUT over the last 2-3 days, by mid-day battery is down to 40-50% and an hour later I have a phone with 7-9% battery , and is basically dead.
My habits have not changed, I have not installed new apps. I listen to podcasts, take photos, even make a phone call or two when (absolutely) necessary. I use Instagram and Twitter while I sit on the toilet, so 5-10 minutes a day
Something has changed, within the last 72 Hrs.
Could Apple be playing a long game that Bricks older phones in a way that is undetectable? “Oh, sorry, we did our best with software, but there must be a real hardware issue. Visit an Apple store right now…” to be told Your device is dead, buy a new one??
I do NOT know, but I would take future software upgrades / updates with caution.
Pleas let me know if you have more information on this issue.