iOS 12: Our Picks

June 15, 2018

On the surface, the differences from iOS 11 may not be glaringly obvious, but under the hood Apple have promised big improvements. None more so than for users of older iPhones, who can expect significant speed and performance upgrades. Here’s our pick of the highlights for the upcoming iOS 12...

 

 

Streamlined Notifications

Apple have addressed the cluttered lock screen of previous operating systems by introducing ‘grouped notifications’. Where previously notifications were displayed in list form, messages can now be grouped into groups such as message sender, meaning a much cleaner notification hub.   

 

Siri improvements

One gripe that iPhone users have often bemoaned is Siri’s incompatibility with other apps. Apple seem to have started addressing this in iOS 12 with the introduction of Siri Shortcuts. This new feature allows you to pre-programme voice commands such as launching apps and selecting playlists in Spotify. A big improvement to Siri but still short of full integration with the major non-Apple apps.

 

Google Maps is coming to Car Play

Users of Apple Car Play have, until now, been limited to apples own navigation system for in car directions. iOS 12, however, will now integrate third party apps including Google Maps to your car, great news for those loyal Google map users.  

 

What devices is it available on?

iOS 12 will be available to any user currently running iOS 11, which means devices from the 5S onwards, as well as any iPad from the Mini 2.

 

When is it released?

Although Apple have put no official date on the release, it is expected that the update will roll out in early September.

 

 

Be sure to check back in with Garnell for all the latest news and, of course, the official release date of iOS 12.

 

 

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