1 – iPhone Performance

iOS 12 is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive with performance improvements across the system. Camera launches up to 70 percent faster, the keyboard appears up to 50 percent faster and typing is more responsive. Even when there is a lot going on across the system, apps can launch up to twice as fast. iOS 12 will work on all phones from iPhone 5s, introduced in 2013 to the iPhone X.

2 – Augmented Reality

iOS 12’s augmented reality features will be powered by the new “ARKit 2,” enabling shared experiences, persistent AR experiences tied to a specific location, object detection and image tracking, and more that will make AR apps “even more dynamic.” Apple worked with Pixar to create a new open file format, USDZ, so that it’s easy to experience AR “nearly anywhere in iOS,” ranging from apps like Messages to Safari, Mail, Files, News, and more

3 – Photos

In Photos, Apple is making the app a bit more akin to Apple Music and Apple News with a “For You” tab that surfaces favorite moments in one place. A new sharing suggestions feature will make it easier to send photos and videos to friends, and iOS 12 will prompt friends who receive photos to share back any of their own that they took from the same trip or event. Otherwise, there’s also improved search so you can combine multiple terms “to find just the right photos.”

4 – Siri Shortcuts

Siri Shortcuts aims to help users build fully customisable workflows from third-party apps. In the app, you’ll be able to customise Shortcuts by building a voice command that initiates the task, or use the user interface of the app to simply tap your personal Shortcuts and begin the series of actions you have created.

5 – Voice Notes

Voice Memos is now available on iPad and adds iCloud support to sync recordings and edits across devices. A new design makes it easier to capture, share and edit recordings.

6 – Apple Books (Previously iBooks)

Apple Books is redesigned to make it easier to discover and enjoy books and audiobooks, and the Book Store tab makes it easy to explore new titles and browse the top charts, curated collections and special offers.

7 – News App

Apple News is redesigned to make it easier to discover new channels and topics or jump straight to favourites, and on iPad, a new sidebar makes navigation even simpler.

8 – Stocks App

Stocks comes to iPad and illustrates how the market is moving with easy-to-understand quotes and high-quality news.

Apple Books, Apple News, Stocks

9 – Do Not Disturb

New modes in Do Not Disturb automatically end based on a specified time, location or action, and Do Not Disturb during Bedtime helps people get a better night’s sleep by dimming the display and hiding all notifications on the lock screen until prompted in the morning.

10 – Notifications

To help reduce interruptions, iOS 12 gives users more options for controlling how notifications are delivered. They can instantly manage notifications to be delivered quietly or turned off completely. Grouped notifications make it easier to view and manage multiple notifications at once.

11 – Screen Time

Screen Time provides users with detailed information and tools to help them better understand and control the time they spend with apps and websites. Daily and weekly Activity Reports show the total time spent in individual apps, usage across categories of apps, how many notifications are received and how often iPhone or iPad are picked up. Screen Time also gives parents access to their child’s Activity Report right from their own iOS devices using Family Sharing in iCloud, and allows them to schedule times to limit when a child’s iOS device can be used, such as during bedtime.

Screen Time Reports

12 – Animoji’s

The big new addition is “Memoji” for iPhone X, where you can build your own personal Animoji character to look just like you and add in fun accessories like glasses and hats. Then, the Memoji can be used like normal Animoji in Messages, but also as a filter in FaceTime and video Messages.

13 – Group FaceTime

Group FaceTime will enable audio and video chats with multiple people (up to 32) at the same time. Apple explains that participants can be added at any time, join later if the chat is still active, and choose to join using video or just audio from an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch (for audio).

Group FaceTime, Siri Shortcuts and Photo’s


1 Comment

5 updates coming in macOS Mojave | iGenius · June 5, 2018 at 7:35 am

[…] Group FaceTime is another feature exclusive to macOS Mojave, and enables users to initiate chat sessions with up to 32 people at the same time. FaceTime users can also join later if a conversation is still active and choose to join using video or audio from an iPhone, iPad or Mac, or using FaceTime audio via Apple Watch. Group FaceTime is also available on iPhones and iPads running iOS 12. […]

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