When Apple released iOS 12.3 for iPhone and iPad yesterday, it brought with it a new TV app as well as the usual array of bug fixes and small improvements. As with every software update, everyone wondered whether this release would improve battery life or impact it negatively instead. As always, someone has the answer.

That someone is YouTube channel iApple Bytes which is known for putting new software updates through their paces to see how they last when it comes to battery life. In this case, an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S were put through their paces to see how they performed with Geekbench 4 used as the benchmark.

Geekbench 4 battery scores measure the battery life of a device when running processor-intensive applications. It provides a consistent workload to the device, and generates a Geekbench score by evaluating the amount of work that it is able to do while the battery is discharging and the amount of time it takes for the battery to discharge.

You can check the full video out for the complete lowdown on the results, but the upshot is that thankfully, iOS 12.3 does not impact battery life in a negative way. The bad news is that it doesn’t really impact it positively, either.

What this all means is that you can upgrade to iOS 12.3 safe in the knowledge that your battery life won’t get any worse. That can be a big deal if you’re someone who finds that they barely make it through a day on a single charge, or spend a lot of time away from a charging point.

If you do fall into either of those categories, can we suggest picking up a portable charger for your travels? There are plenty to choose from, and maybe keep an eye out here for a deal or two!

(Source: Apple iBytes [YouTube])

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