Apple Plans To Make iPhone Software Less Prone To Bugs With iOS 12, Also Adds Enticing Features

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Feb 12, 2018
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Apple has something special in store for its iOS users. This fall, the company is planning to offer a plethora of new features while also making core changes in the platform. You do not have to be a keen observer to know that iOS on iPhone or iPad is no longer the same as it used to be.

Even though the company seeds timely bug fixes and performance enhancements, the reliability of the operating system is on the decline. With the release of iOS 11, we encountered plenty of bugs in many areas. So, let’s dive in to see what the company might have in store for us with iOS 12.

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Apple Devises New Strategy To Push Timely, But Polished Updates

As we have mentioned earlier that Apple will introduce changes in the platform on a deeper level, mainly the way the company develops and launches new products. According to people familiar with the matter, Apple will focus on the next two years of updates of iOS on the iPhone and iPad. Apart from cramming every feature in a single update just to get it out on time, the company engineers would be allowed more discretion to push back features which are not ready at that time.

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The new strategy has been laid by the company’s Software Chief, Craig Federighi. His team of engineers will focus on under the hood enhancements as well as having more time to develop new features without being tied to the annual list of features. With that said, it can be seen that the main focus is on quality and time.

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The first release of the new development strategy is highly expected to arrive in the fall of this year. Codenamed “Peace”, the software upgrade for iPhone and iPad will be called iOS 12, keeping up with the annual running cycle.

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Some of the new features and arrivals expected include bringing iPhone apps to the Mac like Home, which controls several devices. In addition to this, Animoji will also feature an extended update for the iPad as well as FaceTime integration. In addition to this, Apple is also working on a new iPad model which will feature the new Face ID camera. However, the technology required to bring multi-person FaceTime conference video calls is there but will not arrive in time for this year.

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Apple is also expected to add a redesigned version of its in-house stock-tracking app. Along with this, the Do Not Disturb feature will also receive an update. The most important part of the update will include deeper Siri integration into the iPhone’s Search view. The interface used to import photos into an iPad will be redesigned. Moreover, it will also be possible to play AR games with multiple people.

Apart from this year’s iOS 12 update, users will have to wait for iOS 13 in 2019 to expect significant updates for the iPad. Some of the features mentioned include the ability to run several apps within one app and shift between them just like you would do on a Mac when changing browser tabs. There are various other upgrades to follow.

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However, the focus on the quality of features and their availability is the main concern for the company at this point in time. While it would not be easy to balance between the two aspects, it’s good that the company has jotted down the new strategy. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more.

What are your thoughts on the new strategy that Apple has devised taking into account its operating system? Do you think the company will find a balance between timely releases and quality? Share your views with us in the comments.

Source: Bloomberg

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