A report surfaced this year that Apple was planning to slow-down update process for iOS 12 with a focus on performance over new features.
Axios reported that “pushed into 2019 are a number of features including a refresh of the home screen and in-car user interfaces, improvements to core apps like mail and updates to the picture-taking, photo editing and sharing experiences.”
Bloomberg has now added some extra details to those initial reports. While the bulk of this report is simply a rehash of the first one, with little new added, Bloomberg adds additional detail on what features Apple will be bringing to their devices over the next two years.
The biggest change with iOS 12, users will find, is the new universal app system. Apple will a[p[parently make it possible for a single third party app to work on both the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. How this will be accomplished is currently unclear. The firm could go the Microsoft route, and allow only certain apps to run on their PC platform — or it could use Google’s path and allow all apps to run with phone only apps running in small window sizes.
Apple will reportedly port animoji over to the iPad, and improve the So Not Diatub functionality of the iPhone.
Bloomberg reports further that Apple plans to make the iPad more desktop-like in 2019, with features like tabbed app shells and multi-window support for single apps being worked on.
Apple is expected to discuss more on iOS 12 later this year at WWDC, and we’ll see just what features Apple does debut.