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You can now download iOS 12… but should you?

10 June 2018
You can now download iOS 12… but should you?

Apple releases its new software at its annual developer's conference so that programmers can update their new apps so they will work when the operating system is released in the fall.

"You get a summary of the time you're spending in apps, how many times in an hour that you're picking up your phone, and what apps are sending you the most notifications", explained Craig Federighi, Apple SVP of Software Engineering.

The really good news is that Apple has finally chose to bring the Mac App Store up to par with what the iOS App Store looks like.

Apple has wasted little time in adjusting its rules to allow Valve's Steam Link app to appear on the App Store. You can use this feature to limit the amount of time you spend inside an app.

Once you link your phone to your computer, many apps will have a new "Take Photo" option at your disposal (alternatively you can also use your iPhone to scan documents). Now that the announcements have been made, fans are eagerly awaiting the newer features which will streamline their devices and make them more efficient.

If you're not a fan of the new aesthetic, you'll be able toggle between a light and dark mode.

In a response to The Sun, Shift said that they are not having any pleasure in going after Apple and also said that Apple can keep the logo if they wish, but has to compensate them for redesigning a new logo for themselves. Based on prior predictions, iOS 12 the release date for iOS 12 should be in September to coincide with the release of new iPhone devices for 2018.

There will be plenty of new features in the upcoming software update.

The real meat and bones of Apple's phone addiction features is what they're calling ScreenTime, which comes with a whole host of features, including "Reports". Once you've exceeded the time limit, a notification will pop up and you won't be allowed to use that app anymore.

Apple has announced there will be a group FaceTime feature available for iOS coming soon and if you're someone who already participates in group chats with friends and family, the group FaceTime feature will bring you closer to all the people you chat with. We'll have to wait for the various music streaming apps to support Suggestions for example, and even then you'll have to program each trigger phrase individually for each artist or playlist.