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

iOS 12: Dates, rumours and all the latest news

iOS 12 is the next major version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating system, and for now the rumours all point towards it being an update focussed around performance. 

Apple is yet to officially announce the update (expect that to come around the time of WWDC 2018), but so far there are some tantalising rumours about what might be coming.

First up is performance. The firm’s software engineering chief Craig Federighi made the announcement during a meeting that took place at Apple Park back in January, reports Bloomberg.

However, this means that 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.

Related: iOS 11.3 Features

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

After the release of AirPlay 2 was dropped from iOS 11.3, some are now speculating that the music streaming upgrade might finally make its appearance in iOS 12.

Next up from the rumour-mill is 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.

Related: iPhone X

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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