This year’s WWDC is not the most bland one, but it is certainly not the most exciting one. Apple’s system update is basically inseparable from such fields as health, safety, privacy, AR, music and education. It happens that they have nothing to do with hardware. And this time it was not even released a hardware product. The updated contents of the four core systems are basically centered on the patching of tiniest details.
Last year, Apple’s iOS 11 system encountered a number of bugs. This is actually the same as many Android ROMs that have been updated for several generations. The increase in new features also means an increase in the number of codes and levels, besides an increase in the number of device maintenance. The software team needs to squeeze more time to fix various vulnerabilities.
For this reason, some software developers expressed the hope that Apple could give priority to solving basic software problems rather than adding new functions. It is better to ensure the stability of the foundation than building high-rise buildings continuously. Obviously, Apple heard the complaint, so at the beginning of the conference, Apple emphasized the optimization of iOS 12 in system fluency and processor frequency. In addition to guaranteeing the performance of the old devices including iPhone 5s, the startup speed and operating efficiency of iOS 12 will also increase.
The highlight of the iOS 12 is Siri’s Shortcuts feature. On the one hand, it allows users to create customed Siri voice commands, and on the other hand, it allows users to design an automated action that allows Siri to finish such repeatable work as looking for a nearby cafe.
Does your iPhone or iPad support iOS 12?
The compatible devices of iOS 12 including:
iPhone: iPhone X、iPhone 8、iPhone 8 Plus、iPhone 7、iPhone 7 Plus、iPhone 6s、iPhone 6s Plus、iPhone 6、iPhone 6 Plus、iPhone SE and iPhone 5s.
iPad: 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad 6th generation, iPad 5th generation, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini4, iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 2.
iPod: iPod Touch 6th generation.
How to Upgrade to iOS 12?
1. Back up your device with iTunes before the upgrade.
2. Check manually by going to Settings>General>Software Update. And then download the iOS 12 Beta Software Profile.
3. Install the iOS 12 Beta Software Profile.
4. Restart your device.
Over the past period of time, Siri has often been complained of not smart enough or not able to answer questions well. Now Apple has given a compromise in iOS 12.