iOS 12 Roundup: Rumors, Features, Release Date, Beta & More [Constantly Updated]


Here are all the iOS 12 features, rumors, release date and beta download details we know so far. This article is constantly updated with new information.

iOS 12 is Set for Release Later this Year - Here's Everything We Know so Far

Whenever a major update to iOS is released, the focus automatically turns towards the next big thing; in this case - iOS 12. While it's too early to say what the new OS will bring to the table, but we have a few details at hand for what we can expect from it. More details will be constantly added to this article as they arrive. Here's what we have to work with so far.

iOS 12.5.4 and iPadOS 12.5.4 Security Update Released for Older iPhones and iPads

Lots and Lots of Bug Fixes

According to a report that was published earlier this year, it seems as though iOS 12 will be a massive bug fix release. The troubles caused by iOS 11 are so widely known that Apple is finally doing something about it. This means that the next-generation mobile operating system from Apple is going to be extremely stable and hopefully won't be as troublesome as iOS 11 is.

Other than bug fixes, Apple's strict focus on quality means that we won't see many drastic feature changes this year either. But still, we will get a handful of stuff that will surely appease quite a lot of users.

iOS 12 Features

Though the full extent of features that will come with Apple's new OS are unknown, but we do have little glimpses into what we can expect. For example, it is rumored that it will include a brand new Stocks app. This will be a complete overhaul rather than a little lick of paint.

If multiplayer is your thing, along with augmented reality, then you will be pleased to learn that those two aforementioned features are going to shake hands in iOS 12. This means that you will be able to throw in a multiple gaming session with people around you in sweet AR. The first games will definitely be showcased this year.

It's also rumored that Do Not Disturb will get a good revamp in the upcoming release. It's expected that the feature will automatically reject calls and silence notifications whenever needed. It's unclear how this will work, but it surely has our attention. Our guess suggests that it has something to do with 'machine learning' for sure. It always does in such cases.

iOS 12.5.3 and iPadOS 12.5.3 for iPhone 6, iPad mini 3 and More Also Available for Download

Moving on, Animoji is going to play a huge role in the next big release. Instead of just living in the Messages app for fun, it's reported that users will be able to utilize them during a FaceTime call while new characters will be thrown into the mix as well. It's unclear whether or not Animoji will make their way to other devices just yet.

If Siri is your go-to assistant, which you obviously are if you are diehard iPhone or iPad user, then you will be pleased that she will see far greater integration in search. This means that you will get far better, assisted results which will be more interactive than before.

Last but not the least, if you are importing photos on an iPhone or iPad, you will be greeted with a revamped interface. What are the changes, you ask? Well, we don't know more than what's written.

Other Stuff

It's believed that iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 will mark an important step forward as Apple will utilize the realize to introduce iPad apps to the Mac. This will be a pretty big deal as a lot of Mac App Store apps aren't updated as frequently as their iOS counterparts.

iOS 12 Beta Release Date

If past releases are anything to go by then we should see the first beta of the OS right after the opening WWDC 2018 keynote. According to reports, Apple is going to hold the event between 4 and 8th of June.

iOS 12 Release Date

Again, educated guesses suggest that the full and final version of iOS 12 will see the day of light right before the new iPhone hits shelves later this year. When exactly? We should expect this around September 19th. In fact, that's the exact date iOS 11 was released last year, so there is a chance the company will follow the same plan this year.