Apple's next major iOS release for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch was unveiled at WWDC 2018 and is slated to hit in mid-September 2018, a week after Apple unveiled the new iPhone model series. We've summarized all the Big Picture Items and Secrets features and changes we can find so you'll know exactly what to expect when iOS 12 hits your iPhone on or around September 19th.
Rather than introducing many new features, Apple spent a lot of time on stability enhancements for iOS 12 because iOS 11 was such a mess, with numerous bugs, sloppy updates, and promised features that were at least eight months late. This means Apple has postponed some of its biggest updates to the iOS 1
For now, here's everything Apple includes in iOS 12 for iPhone. Some have been highlighted by Apple in recent months while others are hidden below the surface, hidden in the view – some features actually came from our wish list. Note, however, that all iOS 12 features listed below may be pushed back to iOS 13 or a later 12.x update if they are not ready for prime time in mid-September when iOS 12 comes out.
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With Apple's new ARKit 2.0, you can measure real objects like desks and tables with the camera on your iPhone. With the new built-in Measure app, you can retrieve the dimensions of a 3D object before Augmented Reality. It's not 100% accurate right now (the keyboard below is actually about 17 inches), but hopefully things will get better when it's ready for prime time.
PS: The "level" previously in the Compass app has been moved to fairs
If you're in the entire AR scene This could be your favorite feature that you should look out for. Common experiences for AR games are stored in ARKit 2.0 so that developers can play other games like Pokémon GO directly with each other.
This makes perfect sense because games dominate the iOS App Store, and multiplayer gameplay is usually a must to follow. There are currently no large numbers of AR games in the iOS App Store, but this feature will likely be released soon. And this could cause augmented reality games to finally reach mainstream status among their non-AR peers.
. 3 ARKit 2.0 Has 3D Object Recognition
Another enhancement offered by ARKit 2.0 over its predecessor is the ability to detect 3D objects through the camera lens. The AR app you use can specify exactly which object is in the view, such as A couch, and how it is aligned based on your device model. 3D objects can also be used to trigger certain experiences. For example, an AR app may look for DVD or Blu-ray and then show you a trailer for the movie as soon as it discovers it or refers you to the book on which it is based.
What does that mean for you? Well, if you use AR apps like Snapchat, Messages, and FaceTime, filters can work better with your face for a more seamless look. It supports eye tracking in iOS 12, so it knows exactly where to look, as well as tongue and wink detection (see "Detecting Tongue and Angle" in the iPhone X section).
This is almost exciting as a multiplayer support. With this feature in ARKit 2.0, developers can use other experiences than just multiplayer features in other ways. For example, if you leave a note at a specific location in an AR app, it may later be displayed by another user at the same location. Apple also notes that it could be used as "more examples" to "create an Easter egg virtual search or a persistent AR art exhibit".
Previously, virtual objects displayed on the screen of your favorite AR app would look the same no matter where your camera was pointing. Now, in iOS 12, ARKit 2.0 adds scene reflection, meaning that virtual objects show reflections over them, if necessary, based on your current environment, just like a real object.
ARKit 2.0 adds a new file format to the mix that allows developers to create virtual content for mobile devices. However, this format is also supported in the Apple ecosystem. This means that you can "quickly search" applications such as Mail, News, and Safari to quickly view AR content and animations.
The music app has a new reverse lyrics search option. It's basically like Shazam, but instead of figuring it out, actually playing it, it finds it through the words that are in your head. Best of all, you do not need an Apple Music subscription to benefit from it. However, you will need one to see a preview of the results to see if they are the ones you are looking for.
Interactive notifications in iOS let you quickly respond to a text or iMessage, but you really could not do more without having to jump to the News app itself. Now Apple gives us a new feature for these quick response notifications: tapback capabilities. You can only double-tap on a message in a thread within messages to add a reaction emoji, but now you can double tap on an advanced notification.
31. You can start calls and FaceTime in messages  If you're in messages in a message or group conversation thread, tap the name or name at the top to expand more options where you can start an "audio" call, a "FaceTime" call. You could start a single phone call or FaceTime this way before, but you would have to press the "Info" button to see the options – and you could not start Group FaceTime (see the "FaceTime in iOS 12" section below) )
If you're an Apple Watch user, you probably already know that Get an activity sticker that you can use in messages using the iMessage Activity app. While this is still true in iOS 12, there are 11 non-performance activity stickers that anyone with an Apple Watch can use immediately.
FaceTime in iOS 12
We wanted group video chats in FaceTime for iOS 11, but it just never happened. Now it's finally (almost) here for up to 32 users at once, and it looks pretty cute. Plus, Animojis and stickers work in them. However, this feature is not immediately included in iOS 12 – it will soon be included in a 12.x update.
34. Inviting users to group calls is easy (comes later)
As Group FaceTime becomes available, adding new contacts to a group call that is already in progress becomes seamless. The invitation will reach the recipient and they can join immediately or at any time as long as the group call is still ongoing.
Like any good group calling platform, Group FaceTime can automatically detect who is calling and highlight their image in the foreground of the screen. It will also adjust the images of each person depending on how active they are in the conversation, how long ago it has been since they talked, how long they have been talking, how loud they are talking and how much movement is involved (if any) video call). If you do not say or move, you will be a small square at the bottom of the screen in the roster.
If you are invited to a Group FaceTime, you can choose between video and audio, no matter what other people use. This should also be the case with one-on-one discussions.
Just as we expected, FaceTime added support to use Animojis while performing video chats in a FaceTime call. In addition, there are stickers and memojis as well as filters and text labels.
If you do not know what a favicon is, it's the small icon associated with each site. You probably already saw these icons in Safari when you open a new tab with your favorite bookmarks stored on them.
Google Chrome, Firefox, and many other iOS web browsers place the favicon of each page visible on every tab. When you view all the tabs, it's easier to find the tab you're looking for. Now Safari has this ability too.
39. Safari Prevents Tracking via Tracking Buttons
Although there are already some tools to help protect your data from third-party advertisers, Safari is taking it one step further in iOS 12, preventing share / like buttons and comment widgets from being used on websites without tracking recognize your approval. Previously, websites could use these features to track you over the Internet-even if you did not interact with them. You will now be asked if you would like to allow a website to use "cookies and website data while surfing" on the website, which you can refuse.
Also, advertisers can not scan their device; H. You can not capture the unique features of your device, such as system configurations and installed fonts. Web sites use this data to showcase their website correctly, but advertisers and tracking companies attract that information. Without access to this information, ads can not be targeted to your device model. Additionally, ads can not be realigned on the web. Apple does this with Safari:
- Deploy a simplified version of your system configuration so that more devices look the same as Tracker.
- Show only the list of built-in fonts so that custom installed fonts can not be used as unique identifiers
- Legacy plug-ins are no longer supported, so they can not be used to identify you.
This is another reason why you want to reject LastPass or another third-party password manager. When you try to create an account in Safari or a supported app in iOS 12, iOS provides you with a unique, complex password that is automatically created. This way you always have secure passwords without having to create them yourself. If you use it, the password will be saved in your iCloud Keychain. Of course you can reject this password and still create your own if you want, but why would you do that?
42. You Can Check Passwords for Reused Documents
If you use iCloud Keychain to save all passwords for your website and app instead of a third-party password manager, you can now see all your accounts sharing their passwords with at least one other account in the list , They are marked with a triangular warning sign, and if you tap on it, you have the option "Change password on the website" to immediately get a stronger password.
If If you need to see a password and do not use AutoFill to automatically fill it out, you'll need to search for your iCloud Keychain in the Settings app. In iOS 12, however, Apple makes it easier by using "Hey Siri" to get directly to the credentials you need. Just tell Siri "Show me my passwords" or "Show me my password for the account name" to get to the corresponding page.
44. You can automatically fill out the security codes that appear on the screen
Instead of saving or copying security codes from the Messages app that you receive for other apps and services, SMS one-time PINs are automatically added as AutoFill. Suggestions displayed. Do not memorize or write down!
Auto-filling passwords on websites in Safari and in accounts in other apps has now become even more convenient. Now, third-party password managers such as 1Password have access to Apple's " AutoFill" feature in iOS 12. So if you're not a big fan of iCloud Keychain but like the convenience of faster logins, you can use your third-party password manager and use it only with AutoFill. Not all managers will support this ability immediately, but expect the biggest ones to jump on board.