Apple released its iOS 12 update on Sept 17th, 2018 that focuses on performance and quality improvements, alongside new features like Memoji, Screen Time, Group FaceTime, and much more. It is designed to make your iPhone and iPad experience quicker, more responsive and more delightful. Before getting to know the details of the features of iOS 12, let's get to know the devices that are compatible with the new update.
iOS 12 is compatible with all devices that can run iOS 11. This includes the iPhone 5s and newer, the iPad mini 2 and newer, the iPad Air and newer, and the 6th generation iPod touch. Here are the latest features and improvements in the world's most advanced mobile operating system.
- Privacy: Apple believes privacy is a central human right, which is the reason iOS has always been designed with built-in encryption, on-device intelligence, and other devices that let you share what you need on your terms. And, with iOS 12, they are taking privacy considerably further. Safari now prevents share buttons and comment gadgets on web pages from tracking you without your permission. Safari also prevents advertisers from collecting your device's unique characteristics, so they cannot recognize your gadget or retarget promotions to you across the web.
- Performance: Regardless of whether you are utilizing your iPhone or iPad, iOS has been improved for a quicker and more responsive experience all around. Things you do all the time, such as launching Camera and typing with the keyboard, happen faster than ever. And, there are considerably more significant improvements when you are doing a lot on your gadget at once. These enhancements enhance performance on every single supported device, going all the way back to iPhone 5s and iPad Air.
- Notifications: Manage your notifications continuously from the Lock screen, send notifications from a specific app to Notification Center or turn them off altogether. Siri also makes intelligent suggestions about your alerts in light of how you interact with them. And, message strings and notification topics are grouped together, so it is less demanding to see what is important.
- Siri Shortcuts: Siri can now pair your daily schedules with third-party applications to recommend convenient shortcuts right when you require them. So if you usually pick up a sandwich on the way to work, Siri will learn your everyday routine and recommend when to place your order from the Lock screen. You can also run shortcuts ways with your voice or make your own with the Shortcuts app.
- Augmented Reality: ARKit 2 makes it feasible for developers to make more immersive augmented reality experiences even ones that numerous individuals can experience simultaneously. AR objects can now be sent with Messages and Mail, then viewed in the real world. And, another AR application in iOS called Measure helps you measure real-world objects just by pointing your camera at them.
- Do Not Disturb: iOS 12 gives you more ways to manage your notifications than ever, however, there are times when you would prefer not to be disrupted by any alerts, messages or calls at all. So now you can set Do Not Disturb just for a meeting or while you are at a location, and it will automatically turn off when your meeting ends or you leave that place.
- FaceTime: This feature will come a little later in this year. It will now support video and sound with up to 32 people at once. The tile of the person speaking will get larger automatically with the goal that you never lose the track of the conversation. You can begin Group FaceTime specifically from a group thread in Messages or join an active one at any time.
- Screen Time: Applications enable us to do so many numerous exceptional things that we can at times forget about how much we utilize them. Screen Time helps give you a superior comprehension of the time you and your children spend using applications, visiting sites and on your devices overall. So you can capitalize on how to spend time on your iPhone or iPad.
- Photo Search: Search suggestions enable you to locate the exact photo you are searching for or rediscover an incredible one you forgot about. Even before you start typing, you will see suggestions for recent occasions, people and places. Also, as you compose, the results are smarter and greater, and you can refine them by including multiple keywords.
- Photo Sharing: The "For You" tab shows you great moments from your photo library and intelligently suggests sharing photographs with the people in them. And, if the recipients are utilizing iOS 12, they will be provoked to share their photos from the occasion with you too.
- Animoji: Choose from four new Animoji — koala, tiger, ghost or T. rex to inject some fun into your next Messages thread or FaceTime call. Simply go ahead and wink or even stick out your tongue, on the grounds that Animojis are additionally more expressive than ever
- Camera Effects: Add personality to Messages and FaceTime directly from the in-app camera. Quickly create and share a photo or video with Animoji, Memoji, cool filters, animated text effects, fun stickers and more.
- Memoji: Now you can easily create a Memoji to match your personality and mood. You can make as many alter egos as you want to use in Messages and FaceTime.
That is all the news about iOS 12, yet believe it or not there are already rumors circulating about the iOS 13 update for 2019. Reports show that a number of planned features have been pushed back from the iOS 12 update to iOS 13 so that the firm can implement the widespread stability improvements and bug fixes that it believes are the priority this time around.
Apple will, of course, have long-term plans in place as the team providing iOS app development services won't sit down with a blank sheet of paper the day after iOS 12 ships but it is unusual for us to have this much information so far ahead of a launch.