Apple announces iOS 12 for iPhones and iPads

Everything we officially know so far.

Apple has just officially unveiled iOS 12 at its annual WWDC conference. This is the software that will define the experience of 2018’s new iPhones, and also update current iPhones and iPads when it comes out to devices later this year.

“With iOS 12, we’re doubling down on performance,” Apple’s senior VP of software engineering, Craig Federighi, said on stage at the keynote. iOS 12 will come to all the same devices as iOS 11. Apple says it’s focusing its efforts on the oldest devices, like the iPhone 6 Plus. Apps will launch up to 40 percent faster, and you can slide to take a photo at up to 70 percent faster than with iOS 11.

Siri shortcuts burrow deeply into your day-to-day

Siri’s new shortcuts feature was created to provide the information and services that Apple thinks you need throughout your day. For example, if you go to a movie, Siri can remind you to turn off your ringer. It’ll prompt you to call your mom on her birthday

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