Apple (AAPL) on Monday unveiled its next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 12, which boasts faster performance and enhanced features such as new augmented reality apps for the iPhone and iPad. With up to 40% faster app launch, up to 50% faster keyboard display, up to 70% faster camera launch, up to 2x faster app launch under load, up to 2x faster share sheet display under load, Apple promises to improve performance of older devices by up to 40% with iOS 12.
"We are bringing all these protections to both Mojave and iOS 12", he added. Users can also find out which apps most often make them pick up their iPhones. Even when there is a lot going on across the system, apps can launch up to twice as fast.
■ Apple is also planning an update to ARKit, its platform for developers to build augmented-reality experiences on iPhones and iPads, which it announced a year ago.
Along with the announcement of the new and improved ARKit 2, Apple introduced a new file format for AR scenes called usdz, which is based on the Universal Scene Description file format. Last year, Apple released iOS 11 public beta less than two weeks after the keynote.
Animoji: There are four new Animojis: a new tiger, koala, t-rex, and your own Animoji: Memoji.
Users can also converse on Group FaceTime with Animoji and Memoji characters, which brings us to yet another exciting addition.More news: Trump says he'll pardon Dinesh D'Souza
FaceTime users will now be able to make group video calls with up to 32 other people.
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WWDC will be kicking off in just a few minutes time. You tap it, record a custom phrase, and then you can say it to Siri. It's easy for developers to take advantage of this new capability using Shortcut APIs. Users will also be able to search by business or place names, or even events such as a concert.
The company is also taking steps to help users limit the amount of time they spend with particular apps and to fight back against the tactics Facebook and other companies use to repeatedly lure them back into their services. You can set limits on how much time your kids use the phone, limit access to all or certain apps and only let them use it at certain times.
Rick Broida detailed which devices support iOS 12, but the cheat sheet for compatibility is if your device runs iOS 11, it will run iOS 12. They can instantly manage notifications to be delivered quietly or turned off completely. Group FaceTime will also be integrated directly into the Messages app. Instead of waking up to a string of notifications missed over night, users will get a new "Good morning" screen summarizing the alerts. Its approach includes fading the screen to gray before bed, a dashboard that shows how much time you've spent on the phone, and a "shush" mode that silences calls and notifications when a phone is face down.