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What’s New in iOS 12.2

Taken straight from the all too fleeting Update Dialogue:

iOS 12.2 provides support for Apple News+, adds the ability for Siri to play videos from your iOS device to Apple TV, and includes four new Animoji. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

Apple News+

  • Apple News+ is a new subscription service that extends the Apple News experience with hundreds of magazines and top newspapers
  • Our editors handpick top articles and magazine issues, and you also get personalized recommendations on the topics most interesting to you
  • Automatic downloads make it easy to read magazine issues offline
  • Apple News is now available in Canada, with a free experience that includes handpicked Top Stories, a personalized Today feed, and support for both English and French
  • Apple News+ is available in the U.S. and in Canada, with dozens of additional Canadian magazines

Siri

  • Ask Siri on your iPhone or iPad to play any video, show, movie, sports game, or channel on Apple TV. For example, “Hey Siri, play Free Solo on my TV”

Animoji

  • Four new Animoji—owl, boar, giraffe and shark—are included for iPhone X and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch

AirPlay

  • Dedicated TV controls in Control Center and on the Lock Screen give you quick access to TV controls
  • AirPlay multitasking for video allows you to browse other apps, as well as play other short form audio and video files locally on your device without interrupting AirPlay
  • AirPlay destinations are now grouped by content type making it faster for you to find what device you want to play to

Apple Pay

  • Apple Pay Cash customers can now transfer money to their bank accounts instantly using their Visa debit cards
  • Wallet app now conveniently displays Apple Pay credit and debit transactions right below the card

Screen Time

  • Downtime can be configured with a different schedule for each day of the week
  • A new toggle enables easily turning app limits on or off temporarily

Safari

  • Website sign-in now occurs automatically after filling credentials with Password AutoFill
  • Warnings now appear when loading unencrypted webpages
  • Removes support for the expired Do Not Track standard to prevent potential use as a fingerprinting variable; Intelligent Tracking Prevention now protects against cross-site tracking by default
  • Smart Search Field queries can now be modified by tapping the arrow icon next to search suggestions

Apple Music

  • The Browse tab shows more editorial highlights on a single page making it easier to discover new music, playlists, and more

AirPods

  • Support for new AirPods (2nd generation)

This update also includes other improvements and bug fixes. This update:

  • Supports Air Quality Index in Maps for US, UK, and India
  • Includes information in Settings on how much time remains on your device’s warranty period
  • Supports real-time text (RTT) for phone calls made through a nearby iPhone on iPad and iPod Touch
  • Displays a “5G E” icon for iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) or iPad Pro 11-inch indicating that users are in an area where AT&T’s 5G Evolution network is available
  • Improves quality of audio recordings in Messages
  • Improves stability and performance of Apple TV Remote on iOS
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some missed calls from appearing in Notification Center
  • Addresses an issue where a badge notification could appear on Settings even though no action is needed
  • Addresses an issue in Settings > General > iPhone Storage where the storage size of some large apps, the System category, and the Other category in the storage bar graph could be incorrect
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Voice Memos to automatically play back recordings after connecting to a car Bluetooth device
  • Resolves an issue that could cause Voice Memos to temporarily prevent renaming a recording

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

What’s New in iOS 12.0.1

Lew from Unbox Therapy says iOS 12.0.1 fixes that spurious random non-charging issue, appropriately dubbed ChargeGate. I’m glad the issue has been fixed, although Apple does not officially acknowledge that there even was a problem.

From the Upgrade Dialogue:

iOS 12.0.1 brings performance improvements and exciting new features to iPhone and iPad.

  • Photos introduces new features to help you rediscover and share the photos in your library
  • Memoji—a new, more customizable Animoji—make Messages more expressive and fun.
  • Screen Time helps you and your family understand and make the most of the time spent on devices
  • Siri Shortcuts deliver a faster way to get things done with the ability for any app to work with Siri
  • augmented reality becomes even more engaging with the ability for developers to create shared AR experiences
  • and new privacy features help protect you from being tracked on the web.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

What’s New in iOS 12

Straight from the Update Dialogue that we can’t view anymore as soon as we hit “update”:

iOS 12 brings performance improvements and exciting new features to iPhone and iPad. Photos introduces new features to help you rediscover and share the photos in your library, Memoji—a new, more customizable Animoji—make Messages more expressive and fun, Screen Time helps you and your family understand and make the most of the time spent on devices, Siri Shortcuts deliver a faster way to get things done with the ability for any app to work with Siri, augmented reality becomes even more engaging with the ability for developers to create shared AR experiences, and new privacy features help protect you from being tracked on the web.

This update introduces new features and improvements to [the following areas]:

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What’s New in iOS 11

I always find it helpful to sum up what’s new in a release, and I can never remember where to find such documents once a release has happened.

So here it is, Apple’s “biggest and best ever release”, iOS 11.

General changes

iOS 11 requires Xcode 9+ to develop your apps. It is the first major release to drop support for 32 bit binaries. The following devices are supported in iOS 11:

  • iPhone 5s and above
  • iPad Air and above
  • iPhone 5, 5c and lower are no longer supported
  • iPad 4 and below are no longer supported

This release also drops native support for integrated services such as Vimeo, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter.

The iCloud Drive app is removed and replaced with the new Files app.

New frameworks we can tinker with are:

  • ARKit for Augmented Reality (requires devices with A9 chip and above)
  • Core ML for Machine Learning (identifying shapes in images, or words in sentences)
  • Depth API to access the dual cameras on iPhone 7, 8 and X
  • Core NFC for (limited) access to the NFC chip in most devices

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What’s new in iOS 10.2

iOS 10.2 introduces new features including the TV app (US Only), a new and unified experience for accessing your TV shows and movies across multiple video apps.

Emoji have been beautifully redesigned to reveal even more detail and over 100 new emoji have been added including new faces, food, animals, sports, and professions.

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What’s New in iOS 10

From the upgrade dialogue:

iOS 10 is the biggest release of iOS ever.

A massive update to Messages brings the power of the App Store to your conversations and makes messaging more personal than ever.

Find your route with beautifully redesigned Maps. Relive memories like never before in Photos. Use the power of Siri in more apps than ever. A new Home app to make controlling your home even easier. And all-new Music and News.iOS 10 introduces new features and improvements including:

Messages lets you express yourself in new ways and access your favorite apps right in your conversations

Siri now works with apps from the App Store to send messages, make phone calls, and more

Maps comes with an all new look and extensions to make reservations and book a ride

Photos is all-new with intelligent search making it easier to find people, places and more as well as new and beautiful ways to rediscover your memories

Home is a new app that lets you simply and securely manage your home automation products in one place

Apple Music has an all-new design, bringing greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience

Apple News has an all-new design adding bold typography, vibrant color, and distinct sections that make it easier to find stories on specific topics

Accessing the information you need is easier and quicker with a redesigned Lock Screen and deeper 3D Touch integration

QuickType keyboard adds new emoji, multi-lingual typing, and contextual predictions that leverage deep neural network technology

Suggested events and contact details are added to apps based on information found in Mail

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