Apple has just launched iOS 12 at its annual WWDC conference. This is the software that defines the experience of the new iPhones 2018 and also updates current iPhones and iPads when it appears on devices later this year.
"With iOS 12, we're doubling performance," said Apple's senior VP of software engineering, Craig Federighi, on stage at the keynote. iOS 12 will come on the same devices as iOS 11. Apple says it focuses on the oldest devices, like the iPhone 6 Plus. Apps start up to 40 percent faster, and you can take a photo up to 70 percent faster than iOS 11.
Siri Shortcuts dig deep into your everyday life
Siri's new Shortcuts feature was created to deliver the information and services that Apple thinks you need them all day long. For example, if you go to a movie, Siri can remind you to turn off your alarm clock. You will be asked to call your mother on her birthday.
And if you do the same thing every day, Siri will identify the replay behavior or your upcoming schedule and offer actions that will help you. So, "Order my coffee" can give up your usual order. Or you can see a button on your lock screen that you can do this with.
You can create a voice prompt (or shortcut) to ask Siri to do something. "Find my keys", "Order my coffee", "Playtime" lets you program what you want Siri do.
A new shortcut tool with a shortcuts editor helps you create your own. You can make links as detailed or numerous as you like. You can perform links from iPhone, iPad, HomePod and Apple Watch.
You can send notifications from specific apps or simply disable them for specific apps. Alerts are now grouped by app, topic or thread – and you can wipe away old alerts in bulk.
Photos improve search
Search : You can now search for multiple keywords, people and scenes.
New tab: For you : Here are suggestions for reminder visits, suggestions for sharing photos with your key people, and suggestions like applying a loop to this photo. Share photos at full resolution from your iCloud photo library. When a friend receives them, iOS 12 searches for their library (assuming they also have an iPhone or iPad) to suggest pictures that they can also share with you.
Augmented Reality (AR)
AR is a highlight in iOS 3, where multiple people can interact on their own devices in real time in the same AR environment.
Measure app : A new app with which the camera of the mobile phone misses real objects exactly. This is important for placing objects, such as a new desk that you want to check out, into AR apps.
3D Graphics : Apple wants you to be able to insert any 3D object into the "real world", like a toy or a lamp or a character. To make it easier and quicker for app developers, Apple has developed a new file format called USDZ, developed in collaboration with Pixar.
ARKit 2.0 : The second release of Apple's AR software toolbox for developers is all about bringing multiuser experiences to VR. This means playing games or building Lego with friends, even sharing a virtual document. ARKit 2.0 also improves facial recognition. Legos app allows up to four people at the same time in the AR experience.
These apps receive an update
News : This app receives a personalized feed of stories from trusted sources. The top stories are selected by the Apple editorial staff. A new browser tab will show you new channels and topics. It's easier to jump to favorites, and a new sidebar lets you explore other topics. Stocks : New charts show stock performance throughout the day. Apple News comes in the stock app, as well as top stories and business news that will be curated by Apple Editorial. Out of hours pricing Tap the headline to get the full article without leaving the app. Stocks comes in iOS 12 on the iPad.
Voice Memos: Recordings stay in sync on all iOS 12 devices.
Books : Early iBooks, books has a new business. Reading Now provides a preview that lets you pick up where you left off.
Carplay : It now supports third-party traffic applications – woohoo!
Stay tuned …
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Rumors indicate that Apple's plans for iOS 12 make this update a bump, not a jump, a fine-tune that fixes previous problems and uses the quality of day-to-improve tag. Read below for the most promising rumors as Apple unveils its plans for iOS.
Digital Health Will Help To Curb Your Phone Dependency
One feature that Apple can highlight is digital health, whereby the iPhone maker gives you new tools to help you manage (and reduce) how much time you spend on your phone Spend a phone, Bloomberg reported. Similar to Google's Android Dashboard, Apple's Digital Health tools would help combat the phone's addiction and provide parents with more granular tools to monitor their children's phone use.
Playing games with friends in AR life
While AR games may not be the focus, Apple could at least grab a key update in iOS 12, Bloomberg added.
ARKit 2.0 could include a new mode where you and your friends can play against each other in the same augmented reality world. Google goes one step further with the software that brings Android and iPhone players with digital anchors into the same AR range. It is likely that Apple would use a similar technology in iOS 12 to bridge the reality gap.
A refined facial recognition
Keep your ears curious for Apple Face ID, Apple's trusted biometric facial unlocking tool that uses 3D refined front-facing camera. Mac Otakara, a blog from Japan, reports Face ID support for landscape mode.
More Animoji, Please
Apple could also branch out with more animated Emoji – Animoji – paving the way for Face ID andfor future iPads. Installing software support for Apple tablets would indicate that future iPads will get a 3D camera like the iPhone X.
Other Small Things We Can See in iOS 12
Slight improvements could come in according to the same Bloomberg report, including features to:
- Make Siri Voice Assistant more predictive
- Snooze Notifications
- Monitor the stock market
- place video calls
- share animoji
reading : 12 things we want iOS 12 at WWDC 2018
What we probably will not get
The alleged greater focus on stability and bug fixes means that Apple Saves its major iPhone and iPad changes for later, including a redesigned iOS 12 home screen, a review of Siri, Apple's voice assistant, or a slew of photo enhancements, Bloomberg said.
While Apple is unlikely to pay attention to virtual reality, CNET first reported that Apple is working on a standalone VR headset with a resolution of 8K for each direction for 2020. Or rather, a wink.
We also have all expectations for hardware, such as theor that we so breathlessly expected.
Reminder : WWDC 2018
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