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The first developer beta of iOS 12.1 has been seeded to developers. AppleInsider takes the plunge to discover any new features or changes buried within.
We first ran the initial beta through back to back Geekbench tests. The scores were a bit below the last tests we ran on the official iOS 12 GM, but this is no cause for alarm. As a first beta, performance won't be critical as changes are made and will likely return to normal levels as we reach the public release. For what it's worth, we haven't noticed any actual slowdowns in real-world usage.