Apple has worked things down to a routine, so fans expect certain things every year. New iPhones, worthwhile updates to operating systems, and a live stream of its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.
iOS 12: Release Date, New Features, Rumors, and more
Apple had previously announced when its annual Worldwide Developers Conference would take place next month, but now it has started sending invites to the major keynote speech.
Google Assistant is now two years old we just saw how advanced its AI and natural speech abilities are. That robot call demo from Google I/O is interesting in many ways (from an ethics point of view as well as technology). It also goes to show just how advanced Google Assistant is when compared to Siri and Alexa.
In iOS 11, one of our longest wishes came true with the new customizable Control Center. You could finally reorder, remove and add extra features to the Control Center. Granted, it was limited to the features Apple put in. Still, it was a good start. And we think iOS 12 is the perfect time to add third-party support for Control Center.
Late last year, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg reported that Apple is working on a cross-platform UI project codenamed ”Marzipan” that will allow developers to combine their iOS and macOS apps into one. They could essentially create one app that can run across all of Apple’s entire Mac and iOS lineup. This feature was supposed to be unveiled with iOS 12, but it looks like that might not be the case anymore.
iCloud service launched in 2011 with iOS 5. Since then, the free iCloud tier has stayed at 5 GB. It’s been 7 years of not so substantial iCloud upgrades. While the iCloud sync is way more reliable, iCloud’s feature set has remained the same over all these years. If Apple is serious about Apple services, iCloud needs to be much better.
Hardware wise, the iPhone X is the best phone Apple has ever made. Apple made a lot of bets with the iPhone X. The bezel-less display, the notch, the new software gestures. And Apple has mostly pulled off the hardware changes. But it’s the software reshuffling in iOS which has been less-than-stellar. So many features like Control Center gesture feel like they’re bolted on.
iOS 12 Concept Reimagines Music App With Landscape Support, Coverflow, Smarter Volume Controls and Dark Mode
Apple has just announced that WWDC 2018 will kick off on June 4th, where it is widely expected to unveil iOS 12, the next major iOS update.
iOS 12 is still a few months away from its official unveiling at WWDC 2018, and iOS 13 is still at least a year-and-a-half away from being announced to the public. And yet, thanks to major leaks since the beginning of this year, we already know what Apple is planning for the next two major releases of iOS.