Apple has just officially unveiled iOS 12 at its annual WWDC conference . This is the software that will define the experience of 2018’s new iPhones, and also update current iPhones and iPads when it comes out to devices later this year.
“With iOS 12, we’re doubling down on performance,” Apple’s senior VP of software engineering, Craig Federighi, said on stage at the keynote. iOS 12 will come to all the same devices as iOS 11. Apple says it’s focusing its efforts on the oldest devices, like the iPhone 6 Plus. Apps will launch up to 40 percent faster, and you can slide to take a photo at up to 70 percent faster than with iOS 11.
This is a developing story, which will update as quickly as my fingers can type while Apple makes announcements in real time. Keep refreshing the page for the latest, and stick around for what it all means for your device.
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…….Playing games with friends in AR life
While AR gaming might not take center stage, Apple might package at least one key update into iOS 12, Bloomberg added.
……A more refined Face ID
Keep your ears cocked for Apple to refine Face ID, Apple’s secure biometric face unlock tool that uses the 3D front-facing camera.
Mac Otakara , a blog out of Japan, reports that Face ID could get support for landscape mode.
More animoji, please
Apple could also branch out with more animated emoji — animoji — and pave the way for both Face ID and animoji for future iPads. Building in software support for Apple’s tablets would hint at future iPads getting a 3D depth-sensing camera like the iPhone X .
Other little things we could see in iOS 12..
…..Make Siri voice assistant more predictive •
Snooze notifications •
Monitor the stock market •
Place video calls •