Apple Inc is all set to release their next big update to iOS. This will be happening Apple WWDC event 2018.This Apple’s annual developer’s conference WWDC happens in June every year. This year the company is expected to launch Apple iOS 12. The new OS will bring several new features to Apple iPhones and iPads. Apple has previously said that the next update will focus more on performance than new features.
Here comes some rumors about the next iOS 12 Update :
Apple has removed its most popular feature slide to unlock from iOS 11 update when the used are pushed towards the use of new technology TouchID. This feature is set to mark a comeback in the next update.
Shazam to be integrated with iPhones and iPads
Music discovery may see some improvements in iOS 12. That’s because of Apple’s acquisition of Shazam, one of the widely-used music discovery app. The service may be integrated into Siri.
Apple Airplay 2 May arrive
Apple Airplay 2 feature was introduced last year at WWDC 2017 conference but is still to be rolled out. It showed up in the initial beta version of iOS 11.3 but was later removed, hinting that a full-fledged version may arrive in iOS 12. The feature lets users enable multi-room audio service.
More Parental Control options
Apple investors are said to be pressurising the company to improve parental controls. This may mean password lock for each app to prevent kids from misusing them.
Facetime with Group Calling
FaceTime is expected to finally get group video calling feature with iOS 12. This feature has been a long-pending demand of users, as services such as Skype, Facebook Messenger and others already have it.
Multiple Account Support
In Apple iOS 12, the company may also add support for multiple-user accounts. Although this may not be there for iPhones, it surely can be one of the features for iPad users.
More Emoji’s to arrive
New emojis are also likely to arrive with iOS 12. Last month, Emojipedia announced 150 new emoji characters. However, it is up to Apple how many out of these 150 characters in includes in iOS 12.
Unified Platform may release iOS apps to mac
Apple uniformity can be one of the features of iOS 12. According to a Bloomberg report, the company is likely to bring Apple Home app to macOS as well. For now, Apple allows developers to bring iOS apps to watchOS and tvOS.
Status Alert for contacts to be contacted
According to a patent filed by Apple, there could be a feature in the making that will allow users to know the location of other users using the location services of his/her iPhone (subject to he/she sharing it). It may also tell if the iPhone is in airplane mode or available to take calls. All this is said to show up in contacts.