As we expected, Apple today announced its next big software update. It was in the framework of the WWDC 2018, an event for the developers of the platform and in which we had the opportunity to know all the news of iOS 12, all the details, as well as the version of iPhones and compatible iPads.
It was an open secret. Apple has staged its new version of iOS, the next major update of the operating system of iPhones and iPads. Among the novelties of iOS 12 highlights, in particular, the work of the firm in optimization. The rumours heard during the last months are finally confirmed given that Apple will focus on polishing the operation and experience of using iOS 12 over the introduction of new tools. However, that does not mean there are no important changes.
All iOS 12 news at WWDC 2018
The first novelty of iOS 12 announced by Apple in WWDC 2018 is not another that we already anticipated. Apple will focus on improving the performance of less powerful iPhones. In fact, iOS 12 is compatible with all iPhones and iPads that were already last year with iOS 11.
As far as performance is concerned, the North Americans point out that iOS 12 will accelerate the start of applications by around 40%. As far as the keyboard is concerned, that figure rises to 50%, being 70% for the camera in older models.
The augmented reality also increases its presence in iOS 12, with new tools such as Creative Cloud. A native tool that will allow measurements in real time through the camera.
Another application that will improve with the arrival of iOS 12 is the photo reel. From now on the search engine will become more intelligent as there will be search tags and suggestions around prominent dates or people, as well as places and categories. It also introduces a new tab in which suggested photos appear, much like what Google Photos currently does.
But it is not the only similarity with Google Photos since contact suggestions are also included when sharing images.
Siri, the voice assistant, also integrates improvements and new features with iOS 12. The wizard now includes shortcuts that can be configured by the users themselves. In the same way, there will be more interaction with the system’s apps thanks to artificial intelligence.
As for other system apps, such as iBooks, Bolsa or Apple News, Apple applies a small redesign to its interface. In addition, Voice Memos officially arrives as an app for iPad and will do so with support with iCloud.
As expected, Apple also included among the new IOS 12 the grouped notifications. A feature that had been much in demand by fans of the brand, especially after Android users already enjoyed this type of system notifications. The Do Not Disturb feature is also important here, with which Apple offers the ability to remove notifications on the lock screen.
Likewise, iOS 12 will integrate another of the functions that were rumoured during the last weeks. It is a tool that will offer us a summary of the time we use the apps throughout the week. There are also options to limit the use of certain applications. Once this time limit has been exceeded, the system will warn us about it. Additionally, Apple will block the use of apps due to its limited use, a function of special interest for parents when it comes to controlling the activity of their children on the Internet and social networks.
New animojis and group calls with FaceTime
If iOS 11 introduced the animojis for the iPhone X, among the novelties of iOS 12 we find new types of animoji, but also an improvement in them since the facial recognition system Face ID of Apple now also recognizes the movement of the language. In this way, the new animoji integrated with iOS 12 will be more expressive.
Memoji also comes, with a tool with which we can customize our own animoji by introducing additional elements such as glasses, earrings or even styles of hairstyle and skin tones.
FaceTime does not escape the renewal of iOS 12 since Apple’s video call application integrates group calls of up to 32 people. When one of the participants speaks, the video screen of the same becomes larger to highlight its activity.
Animoji also gains prominence in FaceTime video calls since the possibility of animojis is integrated in real time. The video calls FaceTime will be compatible with iPhones, iPads, and Macs Apple Watch, although the latter will only voice.
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