The new Apple iPhones may have been the focus of their big hardware event, but that did not stop the company from falling into one or two more software ads at the end.
iOS 12, the next major iOS release, will hit iPhones on September 17, Apple announced.
In addition to iOS 12, Apple's latest Mac operating system, Mojave, will be available the same day, along with watchOS 5, the latest software for Apple Watch.
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iOS 12, the next major iOS release, will hit iPhones on September 17, Apple announced. MacOS Mojave from Apple, as well as WatchoS 5, will also arrive the same day
The new iOS 12, which has been available to beta users and developers since June, promises a lot of improvements for iOS 11 iPhones and iPads.
With iOS 12, great improvements are expected to be seen more on older devices.
In older devices like the iPhone 6, it is expected to help them perform up to 70 percent faster.
This should translate into applications that start and run faster, as well as faster camera functions and fewer faults when entering text.
Apple's new digital wellness tools have been promoted in the same way.
There is a new Screen Time feature that tells users exactly how much their devices are using and allows them to block or limit specific applications.
iOS 12 has a new screen time feature that tells users exactly how long they are using their device. It also comes with AR Kit 2, an updated version of Apple's AR platform for developers
The new iOS 12, which has been available to beta users and developers since Apple's WWDC event in June, promises a host of improvements for iOS 11 iPhones and iPads.
Users now have more control over notifications, so they are grouped on the screen based on applications and themes.
In addition, certain notifications can also be silenced so that they do not appear in the lock screen.
An expanded Do Not Disturb feature allows users to clear the notification screen before bedtime and when they wake up in the morning.
Users can also create their own shortcuts for Siri, teaching them the phrases they want to use.
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HOW WILL APPLE WANT YOU TO USE YOUR PHONE LESS?
Apple today released an important revision to ensure that people use their phones less.
The features will be part of a free iOS 12 update available later this year, and include:
The screen time feature gives users more control over how they spend their time on the phone, showing information about their weekly activity in various applications.
It shows users how much time they spend on applications, how their use is broken down throughout the day, how often they are picking up their phones and more.
Limits of the application
Apple now allows users to set time limits for specific applications.
Users can set their own limit and receive reminders informing them that the time is almost over.
Users can set limits for individual applications within iOS 12, preventing them from being used at certain times of the day
Parents can now easily see their children's activity on all devices in the Screen Time application.
There, you can see how your child spends his time on specific applications, as well as set time limits for each application.
You can also configure certain applications to always be activated, such as the Phone application.
It can be managed remotely from an iPhone or an iPad.
Do not do Bother
Apple is releasing a new Do Not Disturb feature at bedtime that allows you to clean your notifications before bedtime.
Now, users will only see a blank screen and when they wake up in the morning, they will be greeted with simplified notifications, and they can touch when they want to see more.
Another new Do Not Disturb feature allows users to set a timer for when they expire.
Users will have better control of downtime when notifications are shown in the new iOs 12 oftware
Users can now "adjust" their notifications and change settings so that specific notifications only appear in the notification center and completely disable other notifications.
Siri will also suggest that users deactivate some notifications if the user has not opened the application for a while.
A new grouped notifications tool will categorize app notifications by apps and themes.
Users can swipe over a group of notifications and choose to view them later, removing them from the blocking screen.
Siri also got a great update, and application developers will be able to use Siri for the first time.
Third-party applications can now allow users to invoke Siri for common-use tasks, just like competing attendees at Google and Amazon do.
It also comes with AR Kit 2, an enhanced version of Apple's augmented reality platform for developers, which includes the ability to measure the size of real-world objects.
AR Kit 2 also features multiplayer games.
There are also new animojis such as the T Rex, the ghost, the koala and the tiger, plus the ability to create your own personalized Memoji or a personalized emoji that looks like you.
Users now have more control over notifications, so they are grouped on the screen based on applications and themes. Certain notifications can be silenced so they do not appear on the lock screen
An expanded Do Not Disturb feature allows users to clear the notification screen before bedtime and when they wake up in the morning. It also establishes time limits for certain applications
Before installing iOS 12, users should make sure they have at least iOS 11 to be able to access iOS 12.
It will be available as a free download on your device, or you can sign up for Apple's beta testing program today to get your hands on what is likely to be identical to the official version that will be released next week.
However, as usual, beta testers should make sure to back up their data in case the unofficial version of iOS 12 has an error.
Of course, in addition to the older devices, iOS 12 will be available for Apple's new trio of iPhones, which includes the $ 749 iPhone XR budget, the $ 999 iPhone XS and the $ 1,099 iPhone XS Max.
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE IPHONE XS AND XS MAX?
The largest iPhone XS and XS Max are Apple's latest flagship devices.
The pair has a design and features similar to the existing iPhone X, including its much publicized Face ID unlocking system, with some key additions.
They hit stores on September 21, 2018 with the iPhone XS priced at $ 999 (£ 999) and the XS Max at a whopping $ 1,099 (£ 1,099).
Like the iPhone X, the XS has a 5.8-inch OLED screen, while the XS Max has a gigantic 6.5-inch OLED screen.
By way of comparison, the iPhone XS Max is even larger than the Galaxy Note 9, which covers 6.4 inches.
The XS and XS Max have dual 12 megapixel rear cameras and a 7 megapixel dual selfie camera, such as the iPhone X.
Apple launched its flagship XS Max and XS Max devices at an event in San Francisco on September 12
Apple has also reinforced the batteries charged in each phone.
It states that the iPhone XS runs for half an hour longer than the X last year, while the XS Max lasts an additional 1.5 hours.
The newer Apple phones have faster processors and better memory capabilities than their predecessor.
Both are loaded with Apple's new Bionic A12 chip, which according to Apple runs 15 percent faster than the A11 chip on the iPhone X.
The iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max ship in 64GB, 256GB or 512GB, the largest integrated storage ever sent on an Apple branded smartphone.
They are available in gold, silver and space gray.