Improves performance on an old iOS device? Mmmm … how about battery life?
As expected from Apple’s developer-focused showcase here at WWDC, here’s your first glimpse of iOS 12. Previewing what’s headed to your iPhone (and iPad) later this year, you might be surprised that it doesn’t look all that different. CEO Tim Cook teased that the customer is at the center of everything — and perhaps nothing illustrates that better than its updated mobile OS. Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, noted that iOS 12 will be supported by all the same devices that iOS 11 ran on — it’s the biggest range of supported devices yet.
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Other features …
- Apple News is being embedded to iOS’ Stocks app.
- The Voice Memos app is coming to the iPad — and it’s been rebuilt.
- Siri Shortcuts can be said to the HomePod and Apple Watch too.
- iBooks is out, Apple Books is in.
- In iOS 12, Apple CarPlay works with both Google Maps and Waze.
- Apple has added “tongue detection” — certain Animoji can stick out their tongues just as you do. Killer app.
- New Animoji include: Ghost, koala, tiger and T. rex
- Siri translation expands to more than 40 language pairs. It’ll also have more knowledge of sports, celebrities, food and nutrition.
- Siri can also sniff out your photos by person, place, event, time and topic.