iOS 12.4 Released! Review & RIP iPhone 6/5s

July 25, 2019

hey what's up guys it's update day today I was 12.4 has just been released for all devices currently supporting Iowa's 12 it's the in between before I was 13 but still a very significant upgrade I'll go ahead and cover everything that's changed in that there are some very old legacy updates that have been released on the 4s and 5 and iPads which I'm very surprised to see it's unlike Apple to do something like this and you know after seven grueling betas this is where we've arrived Apple wanted to make sure they're leaving off all of the legacy devices and I wanted to make a throwback to the 5s 6 on iOS 12.4 it's stable it's fast and it's leaving off those old devices on a good note so let's go ahead and cover everything that's changed now in the official changelog over here we do have a number of new changes and iPhone migration over here so just like in iOS 13 Apple has migrated this feature down to iOS 12.4 where you can migrate your iPhone data to a new device through a wireless transfer now we saw something about a cable transfer I guess that isn't gonna happen on a 12.4 anyways and basically you'll be able to take all of your data from an old iPhone and over Wi-Fi connect it to a new one also there are a number of new Apple news improvements over here just the way it works just some general optimizations there also an update with walkie talkie where Apple has renamed this feature once again if you went ahead and updated your Apple watch to watch was 5.3 and your iPhone on the latest twelve point for closing the loophole where people can listen in other than that behind the scenes Apple is making changes to the Apple card within wallets so they're preparing it letting you get ready for the Apple card whenever it does drop I'm keeping an eye out for that I want that titanium beauty in my wallet but so far we haven't heard anything from Apple on that it should be fairly soon here before September I'd expect also there is a home pod update iOS 12.4 available for all home pods so go ahead and update those in conjunction there's a Mojave update as well and the only other animation I can fathom is this one right here found by a Reddit user it's a playlist animation in the music application so after seven betas we really don't have much but it is a significant upgrade it contains some critical security fixes and it'll leave your devices off faster especially for the legacy ones now besides this the iPhone 5 and the 4s got a very unconventional update I was ten point three point four for the five and the 4s on nine point three point six never thought I'd see this day but it addresses an issue that could impact GPS location performance and could cause system date and time to be incorrect so definitely a critical one it doesn't go back to the four but the 4s and above and the old legacy iPads on the same relative firmwares here honestly like that a lot that Apple continues to support older firmware is even when there is a critical security fix I'm gonna go ahead and run a Geekbench on this as is customary and I do also want to do a little legacy test here on these devices six years on the iPhone 5s of iowa's support and I just wanted to go ahead and do a throwback compare the speed of it on its first firmware to its latest and last and now we might see twelve point four point one maybe twelve point four point two if there are some security fixes but I'm assuming that this is gonna be it for these guys and it really has got an unprecedented amount of support you have an Android you're likely to get two maybe three years if your manufacturer is really nice but out pull has outdone themselves and I'm so proud of support these guys have gotten and on the twelve are with twelve point four this is the geek bench before on twelve point three point one consistent update now stability wise it's great I mean I've tested many of the betas not the recent ones but really nothing to complain about it's a straightforward upgrade there's no reason you shouldn't now let's take a look at some of these legacy devices on the left is an iPhone 6 and iOS 8.3 it did ship with iOS 8 to begin with and 12.4 on the right this is five years of software updates and just a few things I'd like to test starting with touch ID now on the left here with the screen off one two three oh wow that's considerably faster with the screen on one two three Oh different and once again with the screen off one two three so okay this time it's closer one thing I can certainly appreciate with the newer firmware is is the animations I love the way that Apple has improved animations wake up animation just everything feels nice and balanced ear snap here guess he can say and next up Geekbench this one doesn't even run the newer on anymore but here we go and wow look at that the score did drop by a decent amount here although I'd say the trade-off is worth more security better animations it does feel generally faster it's launched a couple opps one thing's for sure is clearing out the app switcher has less of a pain now but let's try camera here one two oh yeah I was 12 launched selling faster settings one two not that one and music one two oh yeah definitely not as fast on the newer firmware so there's the iPhone 6 it's been a long journey I definitely enjoyed this phone even with its bendgate and all it's been a fantastic upgrade I remember actually being very excited about the screen upgrade so I'll miss it I mean I'm glad Apple still supporting it with some updates we might still see some of the future here but it's been a good 5 years iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5s series here screens are a little dim we're so spoiled by the newer displays this was a fantastic phone this was the first phone that I stood in line for at the Apple Store sucks that tradition is no longer alive here I started on iOS 7 the beginning of the new flat design in iOS and is ending at or near I was twelve point four so six years of uninterrupted software updates on a very small display just Bravo Apple you guys did so well here now I'd like to show you the Geekbench scores here and they started out fairly strong started withering away towards the middle here and regained composure towards the end but the multi-core score really never did and this might be because the way of testing has changed over time but yeah the score is different now now last thing I'd like to do on all of these is a start up test give us an idea of just how long it takes to load iOS and on the bottom here the iPhone 6s okay so I'll start with the iPhone 6s one two three and on the left here is 8.3 on the right twelve point four and I'm going to go ahead and start all the 5s is in three two one so they're all connected to the same power hub over here and there they go so I got a say you know just using the 5s at the very beginning was amazing with touch ID I'm glad that the iPhone is returning to it and over here we can see that I was told point 4 was faster than 8.3 to begin with good stuff unlike that upgrade and oh wow oh wow indeed I was 7 then I was 8 very cool then I was 9 and then I was 12 Wow so hmm these three were faster than the newer one but then again it has more assets to load it's a much larger firmware more diverse with animations it's almost understandable but iOS 11 on the 5s I do specifically remember was bad Apple recouped all their losses over here on Iowa's 12 so good to see that okay so there's the iPhone 5s six years just wanted to give it a little moment little memorial to a device with beautiful design beautiful color refined what the five was what it did very well and gave us a powerhouse of a phone and many people are still using this in many parts of the world and Apple realizes that so they they updated the 5 and the 5s some great firmware is left them off on a good note ok folks so there it is a very interesting day in the world of iPhone software some very old legacy devices or sending off the iPhone 6 and 5s series and of course the 6 plus here and for all devices on modern firmwares 12.4 will hold you over until I was 13 unless you're running the beta already which I would recommend it's a great place to be get familiar with the release before it's out anyways thanks for watching I'll keep you guys updated on everything in between peace


  • Reply IM PP July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I have a problem,
    After upgrade iPhone 6s+ it want an apple id to activate but,I don't know that users name and password.
    Is it possible to activate?(I don't know old GMail)

  • Reply NADIA95 July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    he definitely said 12R lol wth .

  • Reply Crystal Writter July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    My old Android phone (not my current one tho) has had 4 years of support (and still going) So yeah

  • Reply Le lama a la touf de ouf July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Am I the only One to have grey date and hours and name of the application ?

  • Reply Frankie Bloodshed July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I’m stuck with the 5S cuz I can’t afford a new phone 🙁

  • Reply Diego The Gamer July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    EveryThingApplePro: we also have this update pulls out another iPhone X
    Me with my first gen iPhone : 😤😱

  • Reply Vincebond 007 July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Where do you get that logo 0:17 i want that

  • Reply Ella Dela Cruz July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    And here I am, still using iPhone 6.

  • Reply Trill July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    People that got six’s crying right now

  • Reply Happy Cupcake July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    There's no point to have software update that long. The battery will die long before that. There's also no point in paying to replace the battery as by the time the battery died the phone will be too slow to sluggish to use. Apple will slow it down with each software updates.

  • Reply Eric Garcia July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Where is the Apple credit card I’ve been waiting

  • Reply m. hamza July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    i own xs max 12.4 has issues its a bit slow , battery drains faster , camera lags after taking a picture

  • Reply Baked Potatoes 41 July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I have the iPhone 5e yeeeet
    I’m poor.

  • Reply Adrian Olea July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Can we connect ps4 controller now ?

  • Reply Sebas M July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    It should be illegal for Apple to deliver 500 megabytes updates every now and then, they pretty much asume you have a 64 or more gygabyte storage (32 seems like much but it isnt). These updates most times are cosmetic bullshit.

  • Reply Games For Cykits July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Yeeeea not gonna update, just gonna stay on 11.4 so I can keep my jailbreak till a JB comes to 12.4

  • Reply Khalil Linden July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Anybody else have an iPhone X, XS, or XS Max and have the problem when you tap the screen to wake the phone up or even raise the phone to wake it, you find yourself tapping the screen more then one time? Pretty annoying…

  • Reply Daniela Byy July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I Still have 6

  • Reply Maha Kameli July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    My 5s completely stopped working and now it’s disabled for no reason may god bless my phone

  • Reply Erik Gundermann July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    how he sys how much snappier the iphone is with the new updates and just failes on every try

  • Reply Blackmetaldemon July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I'm good with my 6s

  • Reply GodOfMechas July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    my 6s is serving me very well still, only issue is a degraded battery health, which I plan to change once I update to iOS 13

  • Reply Jose Carmona July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I have iOS 13 on my iPhone 6s

  • Reply Lead Farmer July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm


  • Reply SOURA NATH July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    My 5s fingerprint is not working so what can I do

  • Reply Maalik Gaming channel July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    What is Geekbench … should i download it

  • Reply busywl69 July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    my SE still works like a dream

  • Reply De Royal Way July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Hi everything apple pro, there is a glitch on YouTube where when you open it half of the screen is black and the half is YouTube squished together I don’t think apple will reply to me but for sure you and I don’t know if it’s a iPhone 6 problem but it’s happening to mine thank you 🙏

  • Reply Owen Blue July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    5s is my phone

  • Reply Dallen Watts July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    So can i still use my iPhone 6 or nah

  • Reply E Mendoza July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    “Significant upgrade” – shows absolutely nothing new nothing better

  • Reply Clear Mind July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Funny that nobody ever talks about the phone feature, this is a phone.

  • Reply Parnit S July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    this review shows – there's only so much you can cover about Apple

  • Reply Joshua Calhoun July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Do you think they will fix this “Ghost Touching” issue on the iPhone X!?

  • Reply Free Will July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    You were wrong a few months ago you said 6s and down won’t get iOS 13 !!! 6s and up is getting iOS 13 …👎

  • Reply Superiorquad July 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    What is the difference between the 6 and the 6s?

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