This is my favorite new feature in the latest iPhone software (AAPL)

This is my favorite new feature in the latest iPhone software (AAPL)

Apple's apps in the App Store are usually only available there since they're not as directly tied into the OS in how they work, they aren't necessarily used by every single user of Apple devices, and they can be updated out of step with the annual release cycle.

With this update, Apple says the camera will now launch up to 70 percent faster, and the keyboard 50 percent faster.

iOS 12 introduces Memoji, personalized characters you can use when communicating in iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and the Memories and iCloud Shared Albums have been combined in a new For You tab. This comes after Apple received heavy backlash for allegedly slowing down the performance of older iPhones. That means you can use some apps to tell Siri to snap a photo, or take a note. The new Shortcuts app lets you define your own routines, in order to streamline frequent tasks.

As promised at its special event last week, Apple today released iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

After days of anticipation, the final version of Apple's iOS 12 is here. Do share with us your experience after upgrading to iOS 12. We may be out of the immediate danger zone now, but if you need your phone for a conference call mid-day, you may want to wait until after work to start the process, just to be safe.

Although Apple has worked hard to include as many devices as possible, this latest operating system isn't compatible with all iPhone and iPad models. In addition, AR files are now supported across core iOS apps including Messages, Safari, Mail, Files and News. If the device is completely out of juice or you've manually turned it off, you won't be able to perform any NFC actions.

During that time, Apple will likely release a few bug fix updates like iOS 12.0.1 and 12.0.2, and a few months later, the company usually issues a feature update that will probably be version iOS 12.1.

Notifications. This new system is all about avoiding interruptions and reducing clutter on your lock screen.

But one problem Apple users face year and year out is the ability to quickly download new iOS software. Here's the interesting thing: this time I went with the over the air method of installing the update because that is a real test of the firmware as it keeps your previous settings in place while installing new underlying software. That said, we can help you approximate how much time you should set aside when you decide to download and install iOS 12. Siri even suggests which notifications you should turn off, depending on the apps you don't use often. If you're itching to get your hands on the earliest versions of Apple's mobile software, like upcoming betas, you'll need to join the Apple Developer Program.

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