Apple Releases iOS 12 With Faster Performance, Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, Revamped Maps App, ARKit 2.0, and More

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    Apple today officially released iOS 12, the latest operating system designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. iOS 12 is available on all devices able to run iOS 11, which includes the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, and the 6th-generation iPod touch.

    The update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. It could potentially take a few minutes for the update to propagate to all users due to high demand. As with all iOS updates, iOS 12 is free to download.


    iOS 12 is a major update that brings several new features and upgrades to Apple's iOS devices, along with some significant performance improvements. Apple has revamped the operating system from top to bottom to make iPhones and iPads, especially the older models, faster and more responsive.

    Apps open more speedily than before, the keyboard pops up faster, and the Camera launches much quicker. Apple has also introduced optimizations for when the system is under load, making iOS devices faster when you need performance most.

    On the iPhone X (and upcoming XS and XS Max models), there are new Animoji characters (Ghost, Koala, Tiger, and T-Rex) along with "Memoji," which are customizable, personalized, humanoid Animoji that can be used both in Messages and in FaceTime, plus there are fun new camera effects in both of those apps.

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    Apple originally planned to introduce Group FaceTime support in iOS 12, but the feature was removed during the beta testing period. It will be reintroduced later this fall in a future iOS 12 update.

    Siri is smarter than ever in iOS 12 with a new Shortcuts feature designed to let you create multi-step customized automations using first and third-party apps that can be activated with Siri voice commands. Shortcuts can be created through the Shortcuts app, which Apple is releasing alongside iOS 12.

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    Apple built comprehensive time management and monitoring tools into iOS 12 with Screen Time, allowing you to keep track of how much time you're spending in apps on your iPhone and iPad. App limits can help you cut back on iOS device usage, and robust parental controls are included for families.

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    Updated Do Not Disturb options make activating Do Not Disturb more intuitive and simple, and a new Do Not Disturb at Bedtime feature cuts down on nighttime distractions and sleep interruptions by hiding notifications at night.

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    Grouped Notifications make incoming notifications easier to view and manage, while a new Instant Tuning feature lets you tweak your notification settings right on the Lock screen on a notification-by-notification basis to cut down on the number of notifications you receive.


    Apple News has a new Browse feature, the Stocks app has been redesigned and brought to the iPad, iBooks has been overhauled with a new look and a new name -- Apple Books -- and Voice Memos has been revamped with iCloud support and an iPad app.

    ARKit 2.0 introduces new capabilities like shared experiences that let two people see the same AR environment on separate devices, and persistence, which allows AR experiences to be saved across multiple sessions. There's also a new Apple-built Measure app for measuring objects using AR functionality.

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    iOS 12 includes a revamped and rebuilt Maps app that uses a new Apple-designed Maps engine that displays foliage, pools, buildings, pedestrian pathways, and other map elements more accurately. The new Maps also includes significant improvements to traffic, real-time road conditions, construction, and more, plus it lets Apple push out changes and fixes more quickly.

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    The updated Maps app is available in the Northern California area during beta testing and at launch. Following iOS 12's public release, Apple plans to continue rolling out the new Maps app to additional U.S. locations.

    For a complete rundown on all of the features that are included in iOS 12, make sure to check out our iOS 12 roundup. Apple's full iOS 12 release notes are also listed below.

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  2. ghostface147 macrumors 68020

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    Good luck to all updating today. Surely there will be some bricks somewhere. Same build as what released last week.
     
  3. moabal macrumors regular

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    What's the build number? Want to make sure it is the same as GM.
     
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    I'm checking, I'm checking but nothing appearing on my X yet :/

    EDIT: There it is, appeared at 1:07 EST (Boston)
     
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    Screentime is still very buggy, and your kids can still change the time on their phones to get around your restrictions you have implemented on them. :(
     
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    Enjoy the screen time bugs, all reported and none fixed by the GM.
     
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  14. BigMcGuire, Sep 17, 2018
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    10:02am, not showing here in California. Was just going to post that I guess they're not releasing at 10am PDT today... then Macrumor posted this. So I guess it's supposed to come out today?

    You can tell the servers are getting hammered because it takes 5-10 seconds for it to tell me there are no updates now. lol.

    10:13am? - it's out.
     
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    Already installed the GM. Just waiting for the shortcuts app now.
     
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    Well as usual updates have-not made Illinois yet at a few minutes past hour, but I am sure I will see it soon

    UPDATE: finally showed here in Illinois at 8 past hour Installing on my X first...
     
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    I wonder how we will be able to install Shortcuts if we already have GM (which did not have it).
     
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    Still nothing four minutes after the hour.

    EDIT: Took an additional four minutes to get the download to show up.
     
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    Yup - nothing yet.
     
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