Apple has just officially launched iOS 12 at its annual. This is the software that will define the experience of the new iPhones 2018 and will also update current iPhones and iPads when it comes to the devices at the end of 2018 (probably in September). Developers today get the preview software.
Rumors have it that Apple would save a major iOS redesign, a redesigned look, Siri, and a redesigned Photos app for a later version of the software, with emphasis on stability and digital balance with some eye-catching additions here and there .
Most shocking to me is Memoji, an animoji (animated emoji) that you can create yourself. Samsung hit Apple withbut they were shockingly bad. Apple has a chance to re-popularize a peripheral feature that a competitor could not.
Apple's first indication that we should mitigate our iOS 12 expectations was:
"We're doubling performance with iOS 12," said Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi on stage at the keynote. iOS 12 will come on all the same devices as iOS 11.
Apple says it focuses on the oldest devices, such as the iPhone 6 Plus ($ 399.00 at Amazon.com) . For example, apps start up to 40 percent faster, and you can slide a photo up to 70 percent faster than iOS 11.
But that does not mean that this will be a ho-hum release, and remember – Apple loves storing iOS surprises for its developer preview and for the iPhone version. Expect to see a few more exciting iOS 12 features coming to 2018 iPhones.
iMessage: Do an Animoji (& # 39; Memoji & # 39;) by yourself
Memoji : With the AR-Emoji of the Galaxy S9 you can use iOS 12 to create an Animoji by yourself at the front make 3D camera. To feel your memoji like you, there are customization options for skin tone, hairstyles, facial features (like freckles) and accessories like sunglasses.
New Anomoji : Apple adds a koala, a ghost, a tiger … and a T. rex.
Stick Your Tongue Out : It's pretty self-explanatory, but if you now stick your tongue out, your animoji will do the same. Finally Amirite?
New Effects in the News Camera : You'll see similar filters like Snapchat, stickers from your favorite stickers, and the ability to put your custom memo into a chat.
Siri Shortcuts dig deep into your everyday life
Siri's new Shortcuts feature was created to provide the information and Services that Apple needs during the day. 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 tell your meeting organizer that you are (again) late.
And if you do the same thing every day, Siri will identify the repeating behavior on your next plan 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 offers this to you.
You can create a voice prompt (also known as a "shortcut") to ask Siri to do something. "Find My Keys," "http://www.cnet.com/," "Order My Purchases," and "Playtime" are examples of what you can program Siri for. In addition to the shortcuts you can create yourself, hundreds of files are downloaded.
A new shortcut tool with a shortcut editor helps you set up your own shortcuts. You can make links as detailed or numerous as you like. They are run by iPhone, iPad, HomePod ($ 349.00 at Walmart) and Apple Watch ($ 463.00 at Amazon.com) .
FaceTime with 32 of your closest friends
Group FaceTime lets up to 32 people jump simultaneously to a conference call – audio, video or both. You can switch from a group chat to a FaceTime group. You see tiles of your friends and a list where you can see all the people in the chat.
When someone speaks, their tile is automatically enlarged, or you can double-tap to bring someone in the middle. FaceTime camera also receives animoji and sticker packs.
Do not disturb and screentime aim to curb your phone dependence
Please do not disturb while sleeping : Your device will not show you all the talkative messages you be kept up. In the morning, you can tap to receive these notifications. This is a new mode in the Control Center that you can set up.
Screentime: Weekly reports show you how often you use your device, day and night, and how much time you spend with cards. The app gets very detailed: how many notifications from each app, how many per hour and so on.
App Restrictions : You can give apps a limit and receive a notification that you have used an app for too long (you have set the limit). You can grant yourself an extension, but they will remind you to move on later. Set it up for you or your children. You can create permissions including downtime. You can restrict your children in individual apps such as movies and games.
Close alerts in bulk
You can send notifications from specific apps or simply disable them for specific apps. Notifications are now grouped by app, topic, or thread – and you can wipe out old notifications in a group.
Better search in photos
Search : You can now search for multiple keywords, people and scenes.
"For You" tab : Here are suggestions for reminders to visit, suggestions for sharing photos with your key people, and suggestions for applying a loop to this photo. Share photos at full resolution from your iCloud photo library. When a friend receives it, iOS 12 searches its library (assuming they also have an iPhone or iPad) in return for suggesting pictures that they can share with you.
AR becomes large
Augmented Reality is a highlight in iOS 12, where multiple people can interact on their own devices in real time in the same AR environment.
Measure app : A new app that uses a mobile phone's camera to measure precise objects in reality. This is important to place objects in AR apps, such as a new desk that you want to check out.
3D Graphics : Apple wants you to drop any 3D object like a toy, a lamp or a character into the "real world". 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 lets up to four people dive into the AR experience at the same time.
These apps are being updated
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 will allow you to immerse yourself in other topics.
Stocks : New charts show share price 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. After-hours courses are also added. Touch 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 : Previously 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 apps – woohoo!
What we did not get today
- A redesigned home screen in iOS 12
- VR: CNET first reported that Apple is working on a standalone VR headset for 2020 with an 8K resolution for every eye. but we have not even winked at
- hardware such as the
Originally posted on June 2, 2018.
Update, June 4 at 13:23. PT : Recent update of Apple's WWDC keynote. or that we so breathlessly expected.  Jason Parker contributed to this story.