• What's New in iOS 12

    Apple detailed the next big update to iOS at their WWDC conference yesterday. iOS 12 will be available for the following compatible devices this fall:

    iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s

    12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2,

    iPod touch 6th generation

    In addition to performance boosts and security fixes, here are five new features coming your way:

    1. Grouped Notifications
    iOS finally catches up to Android with notifications grouped by app, greatly reducing clutter and giving you more control over dismissing them.

    2. Group FaceTime
    With iOS 12 Apple's native video chat application will support video calls with up to 32 people at once. Neat.

    3. Screen Time
    This new feature will show you how much time you're spending in individual apps and on your device overall. Increased parental controls can also limit individual app usage—though parents could probably get similar results just turning the WiFi off when it's lights out.

    4. Siri Shortcuts
    Similar to Alexa skills, shortcuts will enable Apple's digital assistant to connect to other apps on your iOS device. Just be prepared to learn some specific commands first.

    5. Memoji
    Apple copies Samsung, who copied Apple, and the virtuous cycle of tech "innovation" is complete. Apple's version of personalized, animated emoji are definitely less hideous than Samsung's, but no less gimmicky.

    Sources: MacWorld UK, The Verge

    This article was originally published in forum thread: What's New in iOS 12 started by acurrie View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. napy666's Avatar
      napy666 -
      Will this version of IOS really work well for an iPhone5S? Or not really because it is an older model.... I own the 5S.
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      It is indeed officially supported; can't say how well it'll work with your 5s, but after Apple's recent battery debacle it'd be in their best interest to ensure a smooth experience on all supported devices.
    1. TXLady's Avatar
      TXLady -
      Quote Originally Posted by napy666 View Post
      Will this version of IOS really work well for an iPhone5S? Or not really because it is an older model.... I own the 5S.
    1. efparri's Avatar
      efparri -
      The iPad 6th Generation is also compatible.