|A version of the iOS operating system|
iOS 12 running on an iPhone X
|Source model||Closed with open-source components|
|Latest preview||12.0 Public Beta 3 (16A5327f) (July 18, 2018 ) [±]|
|Kernel type||Hybrid (XNU)|
|License||Proprietary software with open-source components|
|Preceded by||iOS 11|
iOS 12 will be the twelfth major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc., being the successor to iOS 11. It was announced at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 4, 2018. It is similar in aesthetics to iOS 11, but contains numerous performance, security, and battery-saving updates, as well as added functionalities to some apps.
iOS 12 was introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address on June 4, 2018. The first developer beta version was released after the keynote presentation, with the first public beta released on June 25, 2018.
Apple said that device performance will be up to 70% faster with iOS 12. Enhancements were made to the camera application specifically to make launching it and taking photos a quicker experience.
iOS 12 has been updated to include a feature that allows users to track how much time they are spending on their devices and what they are doing. The system provides reports broken into categories and timeframes.
A dedicated application in iOS 12 allows users to set up shortcuts. Shortcuts are automated actions that the user can ask Siri to perform.
ARKit has been updated to include the ability for users to share their view with other iPhones. ARKit 2 additionally allows full 2D image tracking and incorporates the ability to detect 3D objects.
iPads can now use the gestures that are found on the iPhone X. The Voice Memos and Stocks apps are now available for iPads. When pulling up the dock whilst in an app, this gesture is now used to return to the home screen. Control Center is now separated from the app switcher on iPad.
Messages in iOS 12 introduces a new type of customizable Animoji called “Memoji” which allows a user to create a 3D character of themselves. Apple also introduced Koala, Tiger, Ghost and T-Rex Animojis.
Notifications are now grouped and have a "manage" tab, to turn off notifications for that app or to deliver them quietly.
Do Not Disturb now has a feature called "Do Not Disturb During Bedtime" to automatically send notification to history, send calls to voicemail (can be changed to Favourites/Repeated calls) and has a darker screen to assist sleep.
The Voice Memos and Stocks apps are now on iPads. Voice Memos and Stocks have had a design refresh, and the latter has integrated Apple News.
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