iOS 12 Update Announced: Full Features List, Roll-out Schedule

Check out iOS 12 update release date, features, rumors and what to expect.

iOS 12 update is the most awaited next-gen operating system which is still in development in Apple’s headquarters in California. The update has been codenamed ‘Peace‘ and we are expecting some major changes as Apple looks to address quality issues and overall performance of the OS.

iOS 12 update

iOS 12 Update

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The development with iOS continues. Currently iOS 11.3 is the latest version and the development for the iOS 11.4 is ON as beta releases are available for developers. Moving ahead, the upcoming iPhone will be released with the latest version.

According to some reports, Apple was originally planning on making changes like:-

  • Revamped CarPlay interface
  • Core apps like mail has given slight improvements
  • Redesigned app grid
  • Pictures, photo editing, photo sharing updates
  • Health Connected apps service

But these features were shelved to 2019 to make iPhones less prone to cause customer support issues and more responsive than before.

iOS 12 Features

The upcoming iOS version is said to include lot many features that will make your iDevices an advanced device. The following are the iOS 12 features you can expect:

Cross-Platform Functionality

If we are to believe the rumors, cross-platform functionality will be the biggest feature added to iOS 12 which will enable developers to make applications that work on all devices unlike the current Mac and iOS apps. A Mac update aka MacOS 10.14 will also be needed for the successful transition.

iOS 12 Animoji

New animoji characters might also be added in the update along with a revamped interface which can help in easier navigation.  Animoji characters were first introduced in iPhone X.

Parental Control

Another major feature could be the addition of parental controls update with a new digital health tool to monitor the usage of iPhone by kids to facilitate parents to better control screen time.

Animoji Support for FaceTime

Animoji features to be integrated into the Facetime also was on the cards but the recent news says that this might get delayed along with multi-person Facetime calls to update and might appear in the 2019 update only.

Health Connected Apps

Apple is looking for a tendency to find basic health support on your iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus. Possibilities for Fall 2018 release are less but the development is going on. Maybe it will be out with iPhone 10 and iPhone 10 Plus.

Small but Useful Features:

There were several other minor changes reported as well like stock app redesign, deeper SIRI integration in photos, revamped iBooks app, multi-person augmented reality games etc.

iOS 12 Release date

iOS 12 will be previewed at the Worldwide Developers Conference in the month of June. Following the unveiling most likely to happen between June 4th and June 8th, the update will be seeded to developers for testing and also will be given to Apple’s Beta testing group.Public release will most likely be along with the release of a new version of iPhone if the trend is followed by Apple which is highly likely.

iOS 12 IPSW Download

The download iOS 12 IPSW file will be soon available for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone SE, iPad, iPod and other models.

This post was last modified on June 5, 2018 8:57 AM

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