On Monday, iOS 12 will arrive for iPhones and iPads.
Apple announced the upgrade to its mobile operating system in June, at its annual developer conference, WWDC.
iOS 12 includes some major new features, along with several changes designed to make using your iPhone or iPad a lot easier.
Among the notable additions: a standalone Measure app that’s like a virtual tape measure, tools to combat smartphone addiction, grouped notifications, and customizable animated avatars called “Memoji.”
iOS 12 Gives Older Devices A Performance Boost.
With iOS 12, older iPhones and iPads could feel like new again.
Apple is giving older devices a performance boost when the new software rolls out on Monday. It says apps will launch 40% faster, the camera will open 70% faster, and the keyboard will display 50% faster.
iOS 12 will be available for devices as old as the iPhone 5S.
Apple Has A Brand-New App Called Measure.
Measure helps you take measurements of real-world objects. The app uses your iPhone’s camera to virtually take accurate readings, letting you see the width, length, and height of things just by tapping your screen.
Plus, if you point Measure at a photo, it’ll automatically detect it and tell you the dimensions.
Apple’s Photos App Is Smarter And More Interactive Than Before.
Apple made a bunch of subtle updates to the Photos app, putting it on par with apps like the popular Google Photos:
Search suggestions. The Photos app can recommend searching for people, places, categories, business names, sporting events, or concerts. When you select a term, the app will pull up all photos related to that term.
Search refinements. You can search with multiple search terms too.
“For You.” The Photos app will automatically generate personalized items like memory movies, features photos, and “on this day” images.
Sharing suggestions. The Photos app will suggest photos and videos to share with the people who are in them.
When someone accepts the images from you, they’ll get a recommendation to share their photos back with you. Apple says that sharing is end-to-end encrypted and works via iMessage.
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