Among the new features included in the latest iPhone operating system will be an updated health app, which in addition to tracking your steps and sleep patterns, will allow users to store their medical records on their phones. According to a report from Bloomberg today, this model is now being dramatically revised. Compare that with 79 percent as of last February and it's easy to see why Apple is ready to start taking bugs more seriously.
Despite earlier rumors that Apple intends to focus primarily on improving quality and stability of its operating systems, a new round of rumors from Bloomberg suggests iOS 12 won't be completely devoid of new features.
iOS 12 will be run according to these new plans, but that doesn't mean the OS won't include new features.
While this update-probably called iOS 12-will bring new features such as the ability for third-party apps to run across Apple's mobile and desktop platforms, and new "Animoji" characters, some planned features will reportedly be left out.
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Currently, Animoji is only available on the iPhone X and is enabled by the powerful facial recognition technology built into the device's camera.
The list of news channels include CNN, CBS, Fox News, Bloomberg, CNBC and Cheddar that appear in the primary "Watch Now" section of the app on iOS and tvOS 11.2.5.
Apple has also recently released features later than it expected, as the rush to meet the annual deadline overtaxed engineers and created last-minute delays. This release will also feature universal apps that work across iOS devices and Mac computers. The next update to macOS is internally known as "Liberty" and will likely be macOS 10.14.
In other (bigger) news, Apple is now working on a FaceTime update that will finally let you call multiple people at once. The redesigned home screens for the iPhone, iPad and CarPlay, and a revamped Photos app won't come in 2018. Federighi's team will have more time to develop new features and work on under-the-hood improvements without being forced to follow a checklist of features so Apple could herald massive year-over-year leaps in terms of software.
Apple is definitely promising a lot with its upcoming software update. This feature is targeted to begin public runs in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 with Apple's own Home app being one of the big test beds.