• What's New in iOS 12



    Apple detailed the next big update to iOS at their WWDC conference yesterday. iOS 12 will be available for the following compatible devices this fall:

    iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s

    12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2,

    iPod touch 6th generation

    In addition to performance boosts and security fixes, here are five new features coming your way:

    1. Grouped Notifications
    iOS finally catches up to Android with notifications grouped by app, greatly reducing clutter and giving you more control over dismissing them.

    2. Group FaceTime
    With iOS 12 Apple's native video chat application will support video calls with up to 32 people at once. Neat.

    3. Screen Time
    This new feature will show you how much time you're spending in individual apps and on your device overall. Increased parental controls can also limit individual app usage—though parents could probably get similar results just turning the WiFi off when it's lights out.

    4. Siri Shortcuts
    Similar to Alexa skills, shortcuts will enable Apple's digital assistant to connect to other apps on your iOS device. Just be prepared to learn some specific commands first.

    5. Memoji
    Apple copies Samsung, who copied Apple, and the virtuous cycle of tech "innovation" is complete. Apple's version of personalized, animated emoji are definitely less hideous than Samsung's, but no less gimmicky.

    Sources: MacWorld UK, The Verge

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: What's New in iOS 12 started by acurrie View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. napy666's Avatar
      napy666 -
      Will this version of IOS really work well for an iPhone5S? Or not really because it is an older model.... I own the 5S.
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      It is indeed officially supported; can't say how well it'll work with your 5s, but after Apple's recent battery debacle it'd be in their best interest to ensure a smooth experience on all supported devices.
    1. TXLady's Avatar
      TXLady -
      Quote Originally Posted by napy666 View Post
      Will this version of IOS really work well for an iPhone5S? Or not really because it is an older model.... I own the 5S.
      https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/05/ios-1...r-devices/amp/
    1. efparri's Avatar
      efparri -
      The iPad 6th Generation is also compatible.
    1. phund's Avatar
      phund -
      Quote Originally Posted by napy666 View Post
      Will this version of IOS really work well for an iPhone5S? Or not really because it is an older model.... I own the 5S.
      Yes work well, but not sure for battery time, this should be test
    1. SkeeterN's Avatar
      SkeeterN -
      3. Screen Time
      This new feature will show you how much time you're spending in individual apps and on your device overall. Increased parental controls can also limit individual app usage—though parents could probably get similar results just turning the WiFi off when it's lights out.

      I'm probably the only one that isn't thrilled with this. I don't want anyone to know how long I am on my phone which is probably to much. Wonder if we can hide it? People get on my phone all the time and I am like eek
    1. mch's Avatar
      mch -
      Quote Originally Posted by SkeeterN View Post
      3. Screen Time
      This new feature will show you how much time you're spending in individual apps and on your device overall. Increased parental controls can also limit individual app usage—though parents could probably get similar results just turning the WiFi off when it's lights out.

      I'm probably the only one that isn't thrilled with this. I don't want anyone to know how long I am on my phone which is probably to much. Wonder if we can hide it? People get on my phone all the time and I am like eek
      I am curious. How is it hard to prevent other people using your phone?
    1. SkeeterN's Avatar
      SkeeterN -
      Quote Originally Posted by mch View Post
      I am curious. How is it hard to prevent other people using your phone?
      I just never care usually
    1. mch's Avatar
      mch -
      Quote Originally Posted by SkeeterN View Post
      I just never care usually
      I think of all the information on my phone: banking, password safe, 2fa, conversations with my wife, emails, lists of books I read, social media, etc. Not all things I want to expose to people I don't know very well.

      Essentially the only other person who ever gets to use my phone is my wife.
    1. SkeeterN's Avatar
      SkeeterN -
      Quote Originally Posted by mch View Post
      I think of all the information on my phone: banking, password safe, 2fa, conversations with my wife, emails, lists of books I read, social media, etc. Not all things I want to expose to people I don't know very well.

      Essentially the only other person who ever gets to use my phone is my wife.
      I do not pay bills with my phone. Except for facebook and messages those are the only things on my phone. I wouldn't let someone I don't know use it though. Just my family
    1. PurpleRabbit84's Avatar
      PurpleRabbit84 -
      As I'm looking through all of the opinions on the iOS 12, generally there seems to be a positive attitude towards it. Do you think that it will solve problems with the fast burning of the battery (like it did in 11) and other glitches? Who tested the beta?
    1. Canington's Avatar
      Canington -
      When iOS 12 will be live?
    1. mch's Avatar
      mch -
      Quote Originally Posted by Canington View Post
      When iOS 12 will be live?
      We don't know with certainty, but likely some time in September.