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.
iOS 12: Release Date, New Features, Rumors, and more
Thanks to a new ‘Play Intent’ in iOS 12 along with Siri Shortcuts, users would be able to control other media apps like Spotify using the voice assistant.
On Monday, during the WWDC 2018 keynote, Apple’s Craig Federighi kicked off the presentation about iOS 12 going over performance, and, almost specifically, how great the next software update will be for older iPhones.
If you saw the opening keynote of WWDC 2018, you might think that iOS 12 is light on features. The company heavily focused on performance improvements with the OS, though it also mentioned other new features like App Limits, Screen Time, Grouped Notifications, and more.
The way Apple announced iOS 12 at WWDC 2018, many people might have thought that the OS is light on features and focuses primarily on performance and speed improvements. While the latter is certainly true, there’s are plenty of new features and changes in iOS 12 as well.
One of the most common complaints of iPhone X owners is the number of screenshots they end up inadvertently taking throughout the day. It might seem like a small problem initially but when your phone’s gallery is littered with unintended screenshots, it definitely turns into a frustrating experience.
Later this year, Apple is going to launch iOS 12 to the public. And while the company had plenty to show off yesterday during WWDC’s keynote, there are still some elements of the new software still waiting to be discovered.
Before the keynote wrapped up yesterday, Apple’s Craig Federighi answered the question so many people had been asking for years now: Would Apple be merging the macOS and iOS operating systems at some point in the future?
While Apple did not announce any Face ID related improvements with iOS 12, the OS does make some improvements to facial recognition on the iPhone X. On iOS 11, Face ID was limited to registering just one face. However, with iOS 12, Apple has added an option to register your alternative appearance.
Updated App Store Guidelines Require Apps to Clearly Describe New Features in ‘What’s New’ Section, More
Alongside the release of iOS 12, Apple has also updated the App Store guidelines with some new rules and regulations whilst also revising some existing ones related to data security, cryptocurrency, and more.