Apple iOS12 is coming! Here’s what will be new!
PERFORMANCE, PERFORMANCE, PERFORMANCE
Apple is working to make iOS feel faster than ever — particularly on older iPhones and iPads.
Like Google, Apple is trying to help users strike a better, healthier balance between gadgets and life. A new Screen Time feature in iOS 12 will detail how much time you’re spending on your device and using individual apps.
Apple is taking a huge, overdue step to fix its messy notifications situation: iOS 12 will support grouped notifications, so you’ll be able to interact with or dismiss multiple notifications from the same app at once.
NEW ANIMOJI WITH TONGUE DETECTION
The roster of Animoji characters that first debuted with the iPhone X is expanding again with a ghost, koala, tiger, and tyrannosaurus rex.
MEMOJI: CUSTOM EMOJI THAT LOOK LIKE YOU
In iOS 12, you’ll be able to create characters that have your own appearance, choosing skin color, hairstyle, and outfitting your Memoji with accessories
Apple’s video chat app will soon be capable of hosting more than one-on-one conversations. iOS 12 will introduce group FaceTime sessions that can include up to a staggering 32 people.
BETTER AUGMENTED REALITY EXPERIENCES
Apple has been working with Pixar on a new file format specifically designed for augmented reality applications.
iOS 12’s more powerful augmented reality is being put to use right away in a new Apple app called Measure. As the name suggests, the software allows you to accurately measure objects or walls around you.
The Photos app in iOS 12 will automatically offer up search suggestions. And a new “For You” tab will suggest filters and effects you might want to apply to images you’ve taken.
SIRI OPENS TO MORE APPS
Apple claims Siri is the most popular digital assistant in the world, and to help bolster that lead, it’s allowing developers more integration with iOS 12.
Apple is introducing a new Shortcuts app that lets users string together multiple actions that can be triggered by a single, custom Siri request.
CARPLAY IS GETTING GOOGLE MAPS AND WAZE
Apple announced that its in-car platform CarPlay will add support for two of the most popular turn-by-turn navigation apps — Google Maps and Waze — after the launch of iOS 12.
The Apple News app is getting minor improvements such as a new Browse tab.
A COMPLETELY REBUILT STOCKS APP
For the first time in years, Apple is putting real work into the iPhone’s built-in Stocks app. It’s coming to iPad, will support after-hours stock prices, and will now include content from Apple News that might be relevant to your current investments or influencing the market
VOICE MEMOS IS COMING TO THE IPAD AND ADDING ICLOUD SYNCING
Apple announced that the Voice Memos app has similarly been redesigned and will come to the iPad with the release of iOS 12.
IBOOKS BECOMES APPLE BOOKS
Apple is rebranding its ebook app from iBooks to Apple Books. Along with the name change comes a refreshed design that focuses on discoverability.