Will iOS 12 Be the iPhone's Snow Leopard?

Nichole Vega
February 15, 2018

Bloomberg wrote that Apple's software head Craig Federighi told engineers last month they would have "more time to work on new features and focus on under-the-hood refinements without being tied to a list of new features annually simply so the company can tout a massive year-over-year leap".

According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple's focus on squashing bugs in iOS 12 has delayed a bunch of features, including nearly anything significant for the iPad, until 2019. This focus on introducing a bevy of new features with every major update saw the likes of Apple Pay Cash and Messages on iCloud being delayed despite their announcement a year ago.

iOS 12 will be run according to these new plans, but that doesn't mean the OS won't include new features.

Apple's iOS 12 is rumored to feature Animoji in FaceTime, improved Siri integration, and new Do Not Disturb features and more.

But several other features that were initially cooked up with iOS 12 in mind have been postponed to iOS 13 or later.

A new report from Bloomberg says that Apple chose to fix its software issue by rethinking its launch schedule.

Apple also expects to integrate iOS 11's cartoony Animojis into FaceTime, enabling participants with TrueDepth cameras to appear as various animated animals during calls. This fall, the company is planning to offer a plethora of new features while also making core changes in the platform.

Apple is slowing the pace on iOS updates, with the Cupertino firm allegedly opting to get absolutely right a smaller number of changes in its flagship iPhone software.

The change could lead to more polished software update and less bugs. iOS 11 hasn't been flawless so far, for starters, with customers having to contend with autocorrect bugs, messages arriving out of order, and the calculator app misbehaving. First, Apple is going to fix some low-hanging fruits with nice-to-have features on iOS.

Additionally, there will be new features for the Apple Pencil, as well as a switch in the Mail app to silence selected email threads.

Apple has been the face of innovation in the tech industry for last 10 years.

These features will be part of a new iOS release that's reportedly codenamed Peace.

The biggest change coming to all iOS devices will be the ability to use third-party apps across all devices including Macs. As per the report, the features that have been pushed to 2019 include a redesigned home screen, updates apps like Mail, and some reported tweaks in the Photos app.

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