When iOS 12 releases this fall, iPhone and iPad owners will be able to unlock their phone in either portrait or landscape orientation, removing yet another friction to using Apple’s infrared-based facial recognition system.
iOS 12 is supposed to focus on under-the-hood performance optimization plus stability and reliability fixes so it’s not surprising that it will work on the same hardware as iOS 11. What’s notable is that iOS 12 would make iPhone 5s the oldest iPhone model supported by Apple’s mobile software.
Apple’s annual software upgrades this fall will offer users plenty of new capabilities, including a revamped Stocks app for iPhone even though the company will push back some features that aren’t as polished to the following year.
If you have been impressed with the initial version of ARKit, iOS 11’s augmented reality framework, then you’re going to love enhanced augmented reality gaming features afforded by iOS 12 with the rumored multiplayer support for ARKit.
Among other planned enhancements, iOS 12 code-named “Peace” will reportedly integrate the Siri smart assistant more deeply into the iPhone’s search view in an effort to bring Siri intelligence to more places.
A new report claims Apple has pivoted their upcoming plans for iOS. Instead of several new features making their debut this year, Apple will put a higher priority on performance and quality, delaying the majority of new features until next year.