Everything you need to know About iOS 12 beta. Apple have been doing well all days, Apple boss Tim Cook took to the stage at the company’s annual WWDC event to reveal all the new iPhone and iPad features coming in 2018 earlier this month. Here’s a complete guide to what’s new.
About iOS 12 beta
WHAT IS IOS 12?
Every year, Apple uses WWDC to talk about software — the system and programs that make your Apple gadgets so great.
At today’s keynote speech, Apple showed off iOS 12.
There were a few big themes, including improving your digital health (by getting you to use your iPhone less) and boosting performance on older iPhones.
Apple also showed off some amazing new augmented reality features, which we’ll describe in detail below.
WHEN CAN YOU DOWNLOAD IT?
Apple sent the public beta live earlier this week, on June 25.
Bear in mind that beta versions of software are offered up for testing purposes, so expect lots of bugs.
For the general public, Apple confirmed that you won’t get iOS 12 until autumn.
That’ll be so the release can coincide with the rumoured iPhone 9 launch, expected in early September.
Once the new phone is available to buy, we’ll likely see the iOS 12 update made available to all iPhone owners.
So what can we expect from iOS 12? Here are the new features in full:
Performance boost — Apple has made some significant performance improvements with iOS 12.
On certain older iPhones, the camera will launch up to 70 per cent faster, the keyboard will appear 50 per cent faster and typing will be more responsive. Some apps will also launch twice as fast.
Shared AR experiences — A new update to Apple’s AR (augmented reality) tech means developers will be able to make cooler AR apps and games.
AR is when your phone camera places virtual objects in the real-world view — just like Snapchat filters or the popular Pokémon Go game.
With the new version of Apple’s ARKit 2.0 (which lets developers make AR apps), there’s now multiplayer support for AR games.
That means two players could see the same virtual objects in the same place — but on different phones.
So two Pokémon Go players could potentially look at the same Pokémon in one spot, as if it was really there.
The new ARKit 2.0 also supports persistent objects i.e. virtual objects that stay in the same place.