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Topic: iOS 12

A look at the iPad-specific features in iOS 12

06/18/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple mostly touted the benefits of iOS 12 on the iPhone during the two-hour WWDC keynote, but that doesn't mean the iPad was overlooked. We've found 24 iPad-specific features that you may have missed.

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How Apple's iPhone, iOS 12, and RapidSOS could save your life in an emergency

06/18/2018, 06:06 am

The United States' 911 service is in its 50th year, and has saved countless lives over the last half-century. AppleInsider digs deeper into Monday's reveal that iPhones on iOS 12 will provide a wealth of data allowing emergency services to respond much faster after a 911 call.

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iOS 12 will pass your location to emergency responders quickly during a 911 call

06/18/2018, 06:06 am

Later in 2018, iPhone users in the United States who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders nearly instantaneously and in real-time as the crisis develops.

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Here are over 150 new features and changes in iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad

06/15/2018, 12:06 pm

When Apple introduced iOS 12 during the WWDC 2018 keynote, they barely scratched the surface on what was changed in their latest major update. We've tracked down well over 150 features to find everything new in iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad.

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Podcast discusses the end of the lightning connector, waterproof patents, and interviews Moog iOS developer Geert Bevin

06/15/2018, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew O'Hara discuss rumors of the Lightning connector's demise, patents on making connectors waterproof, network building tips, and an interview with the Geert Bevin, Moog Music's iOS Product Manager and Software Engineering Lead.

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Apple confirms iOS 12's 'USB Restricted Mode' will thwart police, criminal access [u]

06/13/2018, 05:06 pm

Apple in a statement to AppleInsider on Wednesday said iOS 12's incarnation of "USB Restricted Mode" will thwart criminals, and enhance user's privacy.

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Apple iOS 12, macOS Mojave Books app redesign biggest ever, with enhanced discovery

06/12/2018, 11:06 am

Apple shines a spotlight on the new and redesigned Books app for iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave.

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HomeKit support for third-party remote controls coming in iOS 12 and tvOS 12

06/12/2018, 10:06 am

HomeKit didn't get any huge mentions during WWDC last week, but it did pick up one major new feature: support for remote controls that aren't Apple's Siri Remote.

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Hands on with the new ARKit Measure app in iOS 12

06/11/2018, 02:06 pm

Measure is a simple ARKit application allowing you to measure objects in the real world using the camera on your iOS device.

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Testing the speed of iOS 11 versus iOS 12 on the iPhone 6 and iPad Mini 2

06/10/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple made some big speed improvement claims regarding iOS 12 on older devices, like as some apps launching twice as fast, and CPU ramp-speed increasing across not just older devices, but also newer ones as well. AppleInsider puts the claims to the test.

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Apple isn't doomed because it didn't release new Macs and iPads at WWDC

06/08/2018, 10:06 am

WWDC is winding down for another year, and once again, there was no new hardware. But, Apple's focus on software at WWDC is neither new, nor unexpected -- and doesn't mean that Apple has abandoned anybody.

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Podcast discusses iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and interviews author Richard Moss

06/08/2018, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss ScreenTime, what developers think of App Store 'trials', and Victor interviews Richard Moss, who wrote the book on the History of Mac Gaming -- literally.

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Startup seeks $200,000 from Apple over 'stolen' Shortcuts app icon

06/07/2018, 09:06 pm

Apple's iOS 12 operating system, unveiled earlier this week, is already the target of a $200,000 legal overture alleging the design of the tech giant's new Shortcuts app icon was cribbed from the logo of tech startup Shift.

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Speed testing iOS 11 versus iOS 12 on an iPhone X

06/07/2018, 06:06 pm

With the unveiling of iOS 12 at Apple's WWDC, Craig Federighi mentioned the company's focus on performance in its upcoming operating system update. AppleInsider starts speed testing the iOS 12 developer beta, comparing it with iOS 11 running on an iPhone X, to see how much faster it really is.

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Apple's Airport Express reappears in Home app in iOS 12 beta

06/07/2018, 02:06 pm

The Home app is once more spotting the AirPort Express in iOS 12, raising the hopes for devotees of the now cancelled hardware.

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These iOS 12 improvements will help you live a less stressful digital life

06/07/2018, 12:06 pm

iOS 12 has a long-awaited "Digital Health" suite of enhancements, which along with other tweaks will greatly help users live a less stressful digital life. AppleInsider delves into all of iOS 12's quality of life improvements, and talks about how they'll help the iPhone-addicted.

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How Apple is making animations smoother in iOS 12

06/07/2018, 09:06 am

Users of iOS 12 may find the user interface to scroll smoother and process animations with fewer dropped frames compared to previous versions, thanks to a series of changes Apple made.

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Siri can interact with streaming media apps like Spotify in iOS 12

06/06/2018, 11:06 pm

Apple appears to be relaxing its grip on Siri's media capabilities, as the company is building a new "Play Media" integration into iOS 12 that opens the door to compatibility with third-party streaming services like Spotify.

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Watch Apple's new Memoji take on Samsung's AR Emoji

06/06/2018, 08:06 pm

After Apple released Animoji for the iPhone X, Samsung fired back with AR Emoji, an augmented reality feature that turns Samsung Galaxy S9 users into cartoon-like avatars. Apple will answer Samsung's retort with Memoji when iOS 12 launches later this year, but you can see how the two features compare right now.

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Hands on: Screen Time in iOS 12 helps build healthy device habits

06/05/2018, 11:06 pm

In efforts to curb tech addiction, Apple is introducing a new feature in iOS 12 that provides users an in-depth look at usage statistics and offers tools to manage onscreen time. We take a first look at the digital health solution, aptly called Screen Time, as it stands in Apple's first iOS 12 developer beta.

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