Users warned not to buy Apple's new iPhones before they download iOS12 on current phone 8 months ago

Users warned not to buy Apple's new iPhones before they download iOS12 on current phone

The iPhone XS and XS Max will be available to pre-order from Friday.

This week Apple announced the latest incarnations of its iPhone: the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR.

The XS and XS Max will be available to buy as of Friday, 21 September, with the XR becoming available slightly later on 26 October.

However, despite the new phones boasting a range of new features such as new processors for faster performance and an overall improved display for better colour representation, users are being warned on social media that it's only worth ordering news phones after downloading Apple's iOS12 update.

This is because the software update is touted to bolster the speed and performance of existing iPhones, meaning it might not be all that worth the while to upgrade.

Apple claims the firmware upgrade will mean, for instance, that apps will launch up to 40% faster on the iPhone 6S and you'll be able to open the camera up to 70% faster.

Obviously, the improvements to older phones are welcome and have lead to people on social media touting the benefits of hanging on to older models rather than shelling out to the new products.