iOS 12 release date. The iOS 12 release date is June 4, 2018. At least, that’s when we expect to see the changes Apple is making to its mobile software during its WWDC 2018 keynote.
Apple is a creature of habit when it comes to OS updates, and past behaviour strongly points to iOS 12 (along with macOS 10.14, tvOS 12 and watchOS 5) being announced and demoed at WWDC 2018 starting on 4 June, before rolling out as a series of beta testing versions, first for developers and then as part of a public We’ve taken a step closer to the iOS 12 release date following the roll out of the latest beta of iOS 11.4 this week. It’s a minor software update, designed to fix
iOS 12 Features
But nonetheless, iOS 12 will include some new features and changes such as:
There have been rumors that iOS 12 could include support for cross-platform apps, which will allow a developer to develop a single app that works on iPhone, iPad and Mac. However, it is not clear if the support for cross-platform apps will be introduced in iOS 12 or iOS 13 as well known Apple blogger, John Gruber, of Daring Fireball recently said that he doesn’t expect the feature to be introduced in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14.
Digital Health Dashboard
iOS 12 may come with improved parental controls with a new Digital Health dashboard which will give parents visibility on how much time children are spending on their iOS devices. It sounds similar to the Digital Wellbeing feature introduced by Google in Android P.
Animoji in FaceTime
Apple may integrate the Animoji feature that is currently available exclusively on iPhone X with FaceTime. So iPhone X users will be able to make FaceTime calls with their Animoji.
A major update would be incomplete with new Animoji characters. So it is not surprising to know that according to some reports iOS 12 will feature new Animoji characters.
Face ID with Horizontal Support
One of the drawbacks of Face ID is that one can unlock iPhone X when it is in portrait mode. So it is good to know that iOS 12 will offer horizontal support for Face ID.
In addition to these features, iOS 12 will also include the following changes and improvements:
- Improved ARKit framework
- Improved Health app
- Revamped Stocks app
- Multi-party FaceTime video calls, though the feature might get pushed
- Siri integration in the Search view and across the OS
- Improved Do Not Disturb mode with more granular controls
- Redesigned interface for importing photos on iPad
iOS 12 Release Date
Apple will preview the major new iOS 12 features at the WWDC 2018 Keynote on June 4. It should also seed the first iOS 12 beta version to Developers on the same day. We expect Apple to release iOS 12 in September just before the launch of the new iPhones..