Apple fans could barely sustain their excitement when iOS 12 got launched at the WWDC on 13th of June. And it comes with a bunch of exciting features. From the iMessage platform to Apple Music Makeover, Apple has finally tipped us on what we can expect from the all new operating system. And by the looks of it, we’ve got some great list of features that is sure to generate positive reviews about the OS. It’s worth noting that the iOS 12 will not only be available in the upcoming Apple devices like iPhone 11, but the updates are also going to be available on some of the selected Apple devices. We have covered that in iOS 12 compatibility section along with other significant iOS 12 features in the list below.
Apple has done it, they have created a Siri SDk which means you can order Siri to follow more commands than you could before. Now third-party apps like Yelp, OpenTable, WeChat, Slack, and WhatsApp, can be operated by Siri. And this is something that’s available for now in the Beta version, so we are hoping by the time iOS 12 will be available in full version, things are going to be much more interesting.
We already know that although the iMessage for Android didn’t go well but the platform has been quiet a hit with Apple users. Being the company’s very own chat app, iMessage comes rich with features like users can play songs from Music or videos from YouTube without having to come out and move on to the app. Moreover, the emojis are going to appear bigger and users will be prompted to use emojis in place of certain words. The size of the texts can be changed for effective conversation and an entirely new feature called the ‘invincible ink’ which the recipient can only see after tapping or swiping. And due to the third-party integration, iMessage allows users to order a couple of services like sending money with Square, ordering food with DoorDash among things.
More Responsible Notification
Apple comes with a display that shows users notifications whenever you pick up the phone while the device is still locked. User can then respond using 3D Touch while the screen is still locked. Moreover, when dealing with apps that notify in real-time, you’d get live updates too. The whole thing looks and works different, which seems to be the theme of the new operating system. It’s worth remembering though that the lock screen notification is nothing new and Moto X has been doing this for years and has only made the lives of users easier.
Apple Music Makeover
The app is basically Apple’s very own competitor to Spotify. By the looks of it, the app is very clean and easily navigable. Some of the highlights are the new ‘Downloaded Music’ tab and the ‘For You’ section which recommends users with new songs every day. The app is going to be constantly updated for smooth functioning.
The new Photos App allows features that Google Photos had already incorporated last year. Users can now, access features like face recognition, sorting by date, place and person, object recognition, clustering among other things. It’s interesting to note, that that Google allows you to store photographs in the cloud free of cost but when to you out of space in Apple device, you’ll have to access to iCloud which requires a paid subscription.
Maps got a different design and have presently become open to third-party developers. So like iMessage, you can now search for a restaurant of your choice, make reservation without bailing out of the app, and summon a taxi to take you there. Maps has now got a gas station listings.
The Apple News app has become much more efficient than in the last OS. Previously, the stories that appeared were a random collection of news but now news is divided into sections that aren’t random and makes sense. The app also features a support section for subscribers.
Siri Answers And Types For You
The new iOS promises to boost the QuickType keyboard by use of contextual awareness which means, your location, calendar etc are taken into consideration. Siri will provide suggested replies to text message. For instance if anyone asks you, where you are, Siri can type and sent the reply to the question.
Yup, HomeKit has survived and it has a new name – Home. Not a very innovative name, but it does it does help users to control all your smart home devices, provided that they come with compatible apps.
Other iOS 12 Feature:
Apple had demonstrated the above the above features at the WWDC but a lot of other iOS 12 features Apple didn’t have time to demo at WWDC 2016. We’ve provided a list below:
Read receipts by conversation in iMessages
- iCloud Drive Desktop folder
- Air Quality Index for China
- Faster Camera launch
- Continuity Clipboard
- Autocorrect improvements for Korean and Thai
- Notes Collaboration
- Unlimited tabs in Safari
- Male and female Siri voices for Russia, Spain, & Italy
- Definition dictionary in Danish
- Live Photos stabilization
- Markup in Messages
- Side-by-side Mail compose iPad
- Location suggestions in Calendar
- New iPad Camera UI
- Live Filters for Live Photos
- Conversation view in Mail
- Discover in iBooks
- Improved Auto Enhance in Photos
- Faster FaceTime connectivity
- CarPlay app reordering
- Split View in Safari on iPad
- Rest & type iPad keyboard
- Sort Favorites in News
- iCloud Drive Documents folder
- Bilingual dictionaries in Dutch & Italian
- Apple Pay in Safari
- Mail suggested move folder
- Air quality in Maps for China
- Found in Messages
- Brilliance adjustment slider in Photos
- Mail filters
- CarPlay on ultrawide screens
- Bedtime alarm
- Siri for South Africa & Ireland
- Definition dictionary in Traditional Chinese
- Live Photos editing
- Avoid tolls in Maps
- Mailbox column
- Faster attachment sending in Messages
iOS 12 Compatibility
Speaking of iOS 12 compatibility, iPhones staring from iPhone 6 are compatible to the new OS. So not only the next generation iPhones, tablets, and iPods will receive the new OS but the update will also be available on some of the existing range of Apple devices. If you have an Apple device that isn’t supported by iOS, then it’s high time for you to get a new device.
iOS 12 Release Date
We are expecting Apple to release iOS 12 in its usual time i.e. in the month of June during the WWDC event. Thereafter the beta version of the software will be available to the registered members of Apple Developers Program immediately and the public beta version will be available to the users in general in a fortnight. The final updated version of the software is going to be released along with the next flagship iPhone i.e. iPhone 11 in the month of September and thereafter the update will be available to all other gadgets.
ios 12 Download
One of the most anticipated revelations at the World Developers Conference 2016 is that of iOS 12. The OS supports Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The company has been pretty tight-lipped regarding the upcoming operating system. But we are expecting some big advancement with the next iOS. It’s worth noting that when iOS 8.0.1 came out, people complained that the new OS has brought with it a lot of bugs and errors. We only hope Apple never repeats that mistake again. The World Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 will take place on June 13 where the all new iOS 12 is going to be unveiled.
The all new iOS 12 offers a bunch of new and exciting features. We already discussed why the new Apple OS is a big deal and now it’s probably time to stop talking about all those new features and start trying them out.
Stay with us to know more about iOS 12.