iOS 12: What to expect from Apple’s next major iOS update

iOS 12: Dates, rumours and all the latest news

Apple has decided to bench all the visual improvements bundled in iOS 12, so it can focus the bulk of its attention on addressing various performance issues. Here’s what you need to know about the next major build of iOS, including the features its set to bring to the table and its release date.

The firm’s software engineering chief Craig Federighi announced the revised plan during a meeting that took place at Apple Park back in January, reports Bloomberg.

A number of new features have been postponed, including a revised iPhone home screen and CarPlay interface, while Apple focuses on making iOS more responsive.

It’s looking like iOS 12 will bundle at least a couple of new features, though.

iOS 12 Features: What goodies will it bring to the table?

Rumours suggest that the build will be equipped with a fresh batch of Animoji, which could be baked into FaceTime, as well as a Digital Health usage-tracking tool.

iPhone X

iOS 11 running on an iPhone X

It’s also tipped to introduce universal applications that work across iPad, iPhone and Mac, and an enhanced version of Do Not Disturb, among several other things.

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Sure, it doesn’t sound as exciting as a complete overhaul – but based on the current unpredictable state of iOS, prioritising performance is the right thing to do.

iOS 12 Release Date: When will it be available?

It’s worth noting that Federighi’s decision won’t affect the release of iOS 11.3, which is scheduled to start rolling out to all compatible iPhone models in the spring.

Apple is rumoured to preview iOS 12, on the other hand, at WWDC 2018 in June, with a view to rolling it out to consumers sometime in the fall.

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