Apple iOS 12 unveiled at WDC; from faster older iPhones to Amazon like Siri, 12 pts to note

Jun 05, 2018, 11:20 AM IST

Apple has unveiled powerful new software upgrades at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose. 


1. Seen together, it shows that Apple's focus is on keeping its 1.3 billion users happy with their devices, allowing them to do more, making the experience richer and even faster. Image source: Reuters


2. Among the upgrades available through new iOS 12 is that it would let older iPhones run faster. Image source: Reuters


3. Apple will help parents limit their children's screen time.Iamge source: Reuters


4. Apple voice assistant Siri will work more like the feature on rival Image source: Reuters


5. The latest version of Apple's operating system for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 12, will make older devices, such as the iPhone 6, work better.  Image source: Reuters


6. iOS 12 can carry out simple tasks, such as opening apps, up to twice as fast as its predecessor, iOS 11.  Image source: Reuters



7. Those people who have devices going as far back as 2013 will be able to benefit from this. It applies across a range of products. Image source: Reuters


8. Some in-app voice controls have been relaxed. Features earlier limited to a handful of apps, such as PayPal and Uber will be open to a much larger user base. Image source: Reuters


9. Apple also rolled out group video chat sessions with up to 32 users. This puts it in direct competition with Cisco and Skype. Image source: Reuters


10. Parents using iPhones and iPads can now limit the time children spend in apps. They can also pick apps they can use. They can monitor and limit their screen time. Image source: Reuters



11. Notably, new iOS12 features protect users' anonymity online. The company said its Safari web browser for both Macs and iPhones will keep users from being tracked without their permission. Significantly, it added that this applies to social media websites that use "like" or "share" buttons. Image source: Reuters


12. Apple has also made it hard for advertisers to distinguish among users to prevent tracking. Image source: Reuters