Apple’s upcoming iOS 12 release will feature a new app that will be a must-have for designers and scrapbookers alike.
With iOS 12, Apple says Safari will prevent share buttons and widgets on website from tracking users without their permission.
New Animoji are also on the way, as is a new Bitmoji-like feature called Memoji.
This Dark Mode lets users toggle between a light and dark desktop, and apps like Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar and Photos all support the new look too.
Apple unveiled new steps to make it hard for advertisers to distinguish among users, building on its effort, begun past year, to prevent such tracking.
Apple did announce a new set of features meant to curb device addiction, as well as revamped notifications. This will be helpful at the beginning of a new lease, when trying to measure out your new place or decide what furniture to buy. For instance, if you use an app to regularly order coffee in the morning, Siri will learn that, and eventually, start suggesting that regular action. IOS 12 promises to improve devices’ performance, provide you with an experience unlike any other, and finally solve the iPhone’s problematic battery issue.
One of the most discussed features of the iOS 12 is the Memojis, which are very similar to Snapchat’s Bitmoji, but with much more flexibility.
Other new features have also been added to the default macOS app Finder, but unless you’re a photography nut, you won’t really notice the new previewing and photo management features.
The software-focused conference didn’t include any hardware-related announcements, but the company did unveil a bevy of upgrades that will roll out in the coming months.
Downtime is another tool for parents that will allow them to partially disable their child’s device for a period of time, like bedtime or school.
New improvements to the “Family Sharing” app will also allow parents to set limits for children to better manage their kids’ screen time.
Siri will also be empowered to “intelligently make suggestions for notifications settings”, according to Apple. Based on prior predictions, iOS 12 the release date for iOS 12 should be in September to coincide with the release of new iPhone devices for 2018.
Apple is also planning an update to ARKit, its platform for developers to build augmented-reality experiences on iPhone and iPads, which it initially announced a year ago.