The main theme of the presentation that opened the WWDC 2018, remains iOS 12, and its characteristics and possibilities of media from all over the world be sure to talk to iOS at WWDC 13 by 2019.
To call iOS 12 svezhenanesennoj not dare. This is a great, but still an evolutionary update of the mobile operating system Apple. However, it still received enough new features, and we have identified the 12 most useful for each of us.
1. Control and Multitasking on the iPad separately
With the release of iOS 11 Apple started a separate operating system for iPhone and iPad. The latter is positioned as a supermobile tool for getting work done in cramped conditions, and last year the company began to confirm it’s not just a loud slogans, but also the software.
However, I personally tablet iOS version 11 seemed too cumbersome and at times even clumsy.
What is the General menu control and the multi-Tasking that fit, and shortcuts for fast control of the main capabilities of the iPad, and switching between the last running applications.
It seems that a year later, Apple realized their mistake, so iOS 12, the company decided to separate these two sections. Now on iPad and iPhone, Item management and Multitasking are two separate menus that are especially convenient to use while holding a tablet cover.
But I don’t think users Smart Keyboard that turns the iPad Pro in a typewriter, will be disappointed this situation. No control Point is used less frequently Multitasking, so the location of the last full screen will be handy for them.
2. Convenient gestures from the iPhone X for the entire line of iPad
iOS 11 on iPhone X is very different from operating system on other devices not only in appearance but also in the way of management.
As the anniversary lost smartphone Home button, the company replaced its use with a whole set of convenient gestures to call up Multitasking, go to the control and a rapid transition between the last applications — all of the 10 key moves to all iPad.
For example, the control now starts a swipe from the right side top of the screen down, Multitasking gets out after a specific gesture from the bottom of the screen up and switch between the last applications can be circular swipe in the bottom of the screen.
In principle, those same capabilities can be used with mnogopaltsevy gestures, but they were not as comfortable as new.
3. iOS 12 works great even on an old iPhone 5s
iOS 11 is considered to be one of the most slow and unstable versions among all the mobile OS of Apple. We started testing it right after WWDC 2017, and even after the final version of many of the problems Beth was left.
The situation was a little corrected only with the release of iOS 11.2 and 11.3 of iOS, but even iOS 11.4 did not work really well. That is why the comparisons with last Android the perfect operating system became known as a real brake.
Long before WWDC 2018, the network appeared rumors that Apple has decided to defer until 13 iOS most of the planned iOS 12 opportunities and focus on speed and stability. It seems that the company succeeded.
We have already seen that iOS 12 beta 1 already works great even on iPhone 5s, and this is only first test version. It is difficult to imagine the quality of work she will surprise us after the release.
4. With a smart notification Center which has been in iOS
When Apple stole notification Center from Android to iOS, we saw that as an opportunity to quickly view all new messages from social networks and messengers, reminders and other incoming in one place.
However, over the past few years the number of notifications has grown significantly, and this menu in the mobile OS virtually unchanged. It turned into a real dump from dozens of incoming, time to use was almost impossible.
Interestingly, Android in this respect changed in almost every version. For example, the notification Center, it supports grouping by apps is not the first year, and all the while we salivate on this chip competitive OS.
But things are changing. In iOS 12 redesigned notification Center, which received not only the grouping of the incoming application, but also the ability to quickly control without going into Settings.
For example, you can disable notifications directly from the lock screen or turn off the sound of their admission.
5. Screen time, which will allow you to control yourself
To be honest, sometimes I have the impression that there are programmers who are simultaneously working on Android and iOS. Anything else I can’t explain the almost simultaneous emergence of nearly the same new features in both OS.
One of these was the time control the use of specific applications and devices in General. With it, you can set the number of hours or minutes that I want to spend on pointless scrolling tape reading Instagram or Twitter.
Many people immediately react to this possibility with skepticism. They stressed that without control of myself, and this is a problem only in the decadent West. But I don’t agree.
To be honest, not just tightly stuck in the same YouTube when it was burning all Ded lines at work. In a large volume of tasks and a small amount of sleep the brain simply decided to switch, and that service would be by the way.
Moreover, this feature gives you the ability to control not only themselves but also their children. You will be able to remotely set the number of hours that your child will play on the iPad, after which it will receive a notification that it is time to close up and block the application. It’s very cool!
6. Big update, Animaze for iPhone X and not only
Many refer to Animaze skeptical, and I very much regret that Apple has not added support for devices without True Depth and feel left out. They are already part of pop culture, and pointless to argue with that.
First, in iOS 12, their number has increased: added dinosaur, Ghost, tiger cub and Koala.
Secondly, the possibility of learned to understand the open mouth, to distinguish between copy and protruding tongue. An indulgence, but very amusing.
Thirdly, there Mamaji. This is such Animaze, but not just animals, but to myself. You have the opportunity to create one or more of their avatars, which can be used to record videos.
And Apple was allowed to use all of it right in the Camera, so to share video recordings with Animaze will be possible not only through Messages but also through any other apps.
7. Redesigned engine augmented reality ARKit 2.0
I think that augmented reality will be to actively use it when there is a convenient device for this. Called iPhone or iPad you can not even such a stretch — you need a Glass Apple or something like that.
However, the engine of augmented reality Apple ARKit is actively developing and have already reached version 2.0. He learned to work with the volume, and the company has demonstrated its basic features with the built-in iOS 12 application called Measure.
It’s like a virtual instrument, which today is characterized by a good accuracy, comparable with traditional instruments.
But the scope for development of augmented reality almost endless. It is particularly interesting to see the leap in this direction in games.
8. The updated Photos app, which is now the
The Photo app is becoming more and more interesting from many different points of view. It is already starting to seem like the real competitor for Google Photos, although previously I thought was absolutely different. What is interesting in iOS 12?
First, the albums in the Photos app reinvented. Now your will be displayed in two lines with horizontal scrolling. You have now created the application is not visible, and everything else is closer. Lovely!
Secondly, Apple put in a search engine and machine learning, which allows you to find photos not just by keywords but also by context. It’s great!
Thirdly, it is now very convenient to share photos with joint visits with friends. You can send them pictures via iCloud, and they immediately receive a request to send from the same location in response.
If things go well, you have to really download all your photos from Google and to fill here.
9. Redesigned do Not disturb mode with geolocation
It’s great that Apple decided to continue the development of the ability Not to be disturbed. Previously you had only 2 ways: enable it manually through the control station or automatically by time through the Settings.
But in iOS 12 tool got more chips. For example, now lock application to disable after changing the location. It’s great when you’re in a meeting, leave the premises and immediately begin to notice.
What is also interesting to turn off do Not disturb is now also possible upon completion of a specific event from the Calendar. It is also very convenient.
The only bad — in this case we are talking only about the standard iOS apps. For more from the App Store yet so impossible, and this is unlikely to change.
10. A cool new app Recorder, directly the fire
The recorder became more clear, and also appeared on the iPad. Before use it was frustrating, now we have from him the opposite impression.
11. Shortcuts for Siri, which gashes on the basis of the Workflow
In early 2017 Apple with giblets bought the app Workflow. It is a tool for automation and creating scripts for sequential execution of preset functions. The moderators of the App Store called him the best from the point of view of design and functionality.
Until recently we didn’t even know what Apple plans to do with the interesting purchase, but today everything fell into place. It becomes the basis for the Siri shortcuts that will help you to activate your scripts by voice command.
With iOS 12, you can cleverly combine all the daily tasksthat relate not only integrated, but third-party software in the scenario and activate their voice. While this almost works, but it sounds great.
For example, if you pick up coffee on the way to work every day, Siri can help you quickly and pre-order it.
12. 32 user group FaceTime simultaneously
FaceTime in iOS 12 learned to work with group calls, audio and video. Now, through the Internet at the same time can chat not 2 or 8, and as many as 32 people. I think we will to use it.
A new version of the operating system is already working perfectly. I use it mainly on the iPhone and are not planning to go back to iOS 11.