Coming this fall: iOS 12

Coming this fall: iOS 12

Last week Apple announced the upcoming release of the much-anticipated iOS 12. The system update boasts improved performance along with a string of new tools and features including augmented reality and group FaceTime.

BETTER PROCESSING

Under new runtime protocols, apps should be expected to launch up to 40% faster, the keyboard should display up to 50% faster, and the swipe to camera function should launch up to 70% faster! Users should see improved performance even in older Apple devices such as the iPhone 6!

GROUP NOTIFICATIONS

You can now manage notifications straight from the lock screen. Notifications can be grouped by topic or filtered in a way this is most convenient for you. Siri is also able to learn and adjust how to alert you of notifications by the way you interact with them.

AUGMENTED REALITY

Feel free to open your camera to measure true distances. This and more is now possible with the new iOS. 3D object detection allows the physical and the digital to interact in ways we never thought possible.

PHOTOS

Filter through your photos by categories, people, locations, or events. Siri will now automatically suggest sharing photos or albums with other people who might be in them if they are also running iOS 12.

CARPLAY

Your favorite third-party navigation app is now supported by Carplay’s new framework! Continue using Waze and Google Maps with ease.

GROUP FACETIME

FaceTime will now support up to 32 users! Use this new feature for squad chats, conference calls, or even virtual classrooms!

Memoji

Express your current feel with the new customizable Animoji. Memoji can be used in both your messages and in FaceTime.

Visit Apple’s iOS 12 preview page for a complete list of features

 

KNOWN ISSUES

Though iOS 12 is currently in closed beta, we do know of the following problems users are experiencing. If you are part of the beta and would like to downgrade to your previous iOS version, Apple has posted instructions on how to do so using iTunes.

FORTNITE CRASH

Epic Games has yet to find a solution after countless users have reported the app crashing just after jumping out of the battle bus. BUG REPORT

SKYPE CRASH [FIXED- KINDA]

When the iOS 12 beta was released, users running skype would experience a crash upon sign-in. Skype has since released a patch to fix this, but the patch is only available to Skype insiders at this time. If you are looking to beta test this iOS, know that you won't be able to run skype unless you are an insider.

NO PERSONAL HOTSPOT

The personal hotspot toggle has been greyed out to most beta users. So far, Apple has not commented on this issue.

 

iOS 12 is listed to be compatible with the following devices

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

iPad 5th & 6th generation, Pro 1st & 2nd generation, Air & Air 2, mini 2-4

and the iPod touch 6th generation.

 

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