Apple did not announce any major enhancements to Siri for iOS 12 but it did announce Siri Shortcuts which provides one with essentially an unlimited set of permutations and combinations of commands that they can get the voice assistant to run. Apple is achieving this by building on its Workflow acquisition from 2017 and basically integrating it with Siri.
It seems like FaceTime hasn’t changed ever since it was introduced, that’s because it’s kind of true. Over the years, it gained audio call support, Live Photos integration but mostly, things have stayed the same. For too long. In iOS 12, FaceTime is finally getting the overhaul it’s deserved in the past couple of years.
Screen Time is Apple’s generic name for a new suite of digital wellness features in iOS 12. This unassumingly named feature will tell you everything you need to know about how you’re using your phone. And it will provide you with tools to help you reduce distractions, lower your iPhone usage or just block off some specific apps. There’s a lot going on here so let’s take it one sub-feature at a time.
New iOS update means new settings! Almost every cool new iOS feature comes with a settings component that you can tweak and iOS 12 is no exception. In fact, there are new big banner features like Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, Do Not Disturb During Bedtime that works solely from the Settings app.
The first beta of iOS 12 is out in the wild and we’ve just spent some quality time with the update. While a lot of the flashy features like GroupFace Time and Shortcuts app aren’t in the first beta, there’s still a lot of interesting stuff here. We finally get to see Apple’s implementation of grouped notifications, enhanced Do Not Disturb mode and the new digital wellness features.
With watchOS 5, Apple is focussing on the things that the Apple Watch does best: fitness tracking and communication. There are new features that will help you workout, stay healthy and communicate with your friends and family without having to touch your iPhone. Here are all the new and hidden features in watchOS 5.
iOS 12 brings new features and enhancements across the board. Right from notifications, FaceTime, Do Not Disturb, Messages and more. The update includes 3 redesigned and two entirely new apps. Here’s a look at the new features and UI elements in the iOS 12 update for iPhone and iPad.
For the first time in quite a few years, Apple seemed to have given some attention to macOS with plenty of new features and changes coming to macOS 10.14 Mojave. With High Sierra focusing on performance, it was time that the next release of the OS introduced some major new features to the table.
On the morning of June 4th 2018 at the WWDC, Apple announced a bunch of new software updates to its portfolio of devices. Alongside tvOS 12, macOS Mojave, and watchOS 5, the announcement that took the spotlight was iOS 12.