Apple released the first public build of iOS 12 at the beginning of this week. Unlike the last few releases of the OS, iOS 12 is all about performance improvements. The highlight of this update is the performance improvements it brings to the table and not any crazy new feature.
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS definitely are beautiful and extremely powerful. They also come with a dual-camera setup and feature an improved water-resistance rating over the iPhone X. But they are also exorbitantly expensive. Perhaps Apple understands the $999 iPhone XS is not for everyone which is why it also unveiled the $749 iPhone XR.
Coolstar and the Electra team released the much-awaited jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.2 over the weekend. At the time of writing this post, more than 100,000 users have already successfully jailbroken their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Before WWDC even began, Apple released iOS 11.4 for all compatible iPhones and iPads. The update was a major audio-focused one as it introduced a number of audio-related enhancements including the release of AirPlay 2. For the HomePod, the update added support for Stereo mode and multi-room audio.
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.
Its soon going to be 24 hours since Apple unveiled iOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Majove, and more at its opening keynote of WWDC 2018. In its presentation, the company provided everyone with a quick rundown of the major new features in the upcoming major releases of its software.
Since the beginning of this year, Apple has been running a discounted iPhone battery replacement program. The program is a way for Apple to apologize to its customers for not clearly communicating with them that it was intentionally slowing down older iPhones.
Back in September, when Apple first unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, it also unveiled AirPower. The wireless charger from the company was based on the Qi charging standard but came with its own set of improvements. The highlight of AirPower is the ability to wirelessly charge the iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch simultaneously.
The release of HomePod has sparked quite a debate in online forums and among passionate Apple followers. It is about whether the HomePod’s excellent music quality makes up for its lack of smartness. Many people have dismissed the HomePod due to Siri’s limited integration with third-party services. Instead, they prefer the Google Home or Amazon Echo despite these speakers not delivering sound quality anywhere close to that of the HomePod.