By • 1:19 pm, June 4, 2018 • • WWDC 2018 was packed with new software. Photo: Apple Apple’s nearly 130 minutes and was jam-packed with new software goodies for developers and regular old Apple fanboys. Mac storage other. Advertisement But if you were hoping to see some shiny new hardware unveiled at today’s event, you were in for some big disappointments. Apple is doubling down on its software game.
So, Apple is going to start testing running its own iOS apps on Mac, starting with things like Apple News and Stocks.
And even though they didn’t have any new physical toys to show off, Tim Cook and company still managed to pull out some big surprises. IOS 12 gets a speed boost iOS 12 is really, really fast.
Photo: Apple The star of today’s keynote was undoubtedly — and for good reason. Apple is making some big under-the-hood changes to improve performance across the board. Everything will be faster in iOS 12.
On an iPhone 6s, apps load up to 40 percent faster, the keyboard opens up to 50 percent faster, and the Camera app launches up to 70 percent faster. IOS 12 will work on all iPhones and iPads that can currently run iOS 11. That will make it the most widely supported iOS update Apple ever released. Not only will you get to enjoy the speed boost, but iOS 12 will bring some sweet new apps and some unexpected tricks when it lands this fall. Siri Shortcuts Siri Shortcuts could become super-powerful. Photo: Apple Among all the new iOS 12 features, Siri Shortcuts packs the most potential to change how you use your iPhone.
With Shortcuts, Siri can perform all kinds of complex actions when you utter simple commands. For instance, if you tell Siri, “I lost my keys,” Apple’s AI assistant can use the Tile app to locate them automatically.