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What’s Coming in iOS 12!

iOS 12

We should see this new OS for our mobile Apple devices in September of 2018! Here are the high points of what we will see:

  • Much better performance. Apple has figured out how to ramp the CPU up and down much more effectively. We should see apps launching literally twice as fast.
  • Security and privacy are boosted measurably. Especially in the built-in Web browser Safari.
  • Do Not Disturb gets some great enhancements such as scheduling and even turning on and off based on location.
  • Smart Notifications will allow more tuning than ever regarding what are phone alerts us to. Notifications can also be grouped now – so your lock screen won’t be such a mess.
  • Screen Time allows you to track how much time you are spending on each activity on your mobile device.
  • Parental Controls finally arrive. Easily limit the amount of time the kids can spend on certain apps. You can even grant time based on a reward system!
  • Siri gets smarter with shortcuts. You can program sequences of actions and then run these actions based on a Siri command such as “Siri – start my day!”
  • Animojis get enhanced with he Memoji feature – allowing you to create your own avatar.
  • Facetime gets an overhaul – with the biggest new feature allowing group Facetime call with up to 32 participants.
  • Enhancements come to Photos, iBooks, News, Stocks, and Voice Memos.

Happy April Fools Day 2015 Everyone!

I ordered mine today! Because I am a sucker for anything Apple!

Screenshot 2015-04-01 10.10.08

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Apple Announcements Oct 2014

That’s right – I sit through these media events and take note of the important stuff so you do not have to. 🙂

SOFTWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • ApplePay starts on Monday, October 20, 2014
  • iOS 8.1 hits today Thursday, October 16, 2014
  • OS X Yosemite hits today

HARDWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • iPad Air 2 – thinner and more powerful with updates like Touch ID
  • iPad Mini 3 – updated with features like Touch ID
  • iMac with Retina display
  • New and improved Mac Mini

Screenshot 2014-10-16 14.52.47

What am I going out to buy?

  • Looking forward to the new software updates as always
  • Will purchase an iPad Mini 3 just because life is too short not to have one, but will stick with my iPad Air and keyboard case in that category
  • Thinking about an iMac with Retina as a Christmas gift to myself – I currently use a MacBook Pro docked on my desk and would replace that with the iMac

What was I wanting to hear but did not?

  • Date on AppleWatch
  • Further pricing information on AppleWatch
  • A new Apple TV
  • Always hoping for a new category or major form factor announcement