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iOS 12 preview: Impressive addition of major improvements
Apple has learned from the large number of bugs in iOS 11 and this year takes a step back with iOS 12 . The update appears for all iPhones, iPads and iPod touch (sixth generation) that now run on iOS 11, and ensures first and foremost performance and reliability. The animations have been speeded up, which makes navigation through menus and your home screen finer. In addition, Apple has put a lot of time into improving performance on older iPhones. For example, an iPhone from a few years ago will suddenly have a big boost this fall. Read all about it in our preview.
These Macs get the update to macOS 10.14 Mojave
The most important innovation in MacOS Mojave is Dark Mode, which gives the operating system dark shades. The dark interface should make it finer for users to use their Mac in the evenings. In addition, there are improvements for your desktop, because things are grouped according to your files. Mojave also protects your privacy better by protecting you from trackers and the Mac App Store (finally) gets a redesign. We set out which Macs and MacBooks get the update.
Opinion: iOS and macOS are not combined, but come together
iOS and macOS have always been two separate operating systems, while the software of the Mac and iPhone have many common ground. Users have therefore been wondering for years when Apple combines the two. A series of rumors about Apple’s project ‘Marzipan’ that would do exactly that, threw oil on the fire early this year. This fire flared so high that even during the WWDC 2018 keynote, Apple took the time to discuss it. No, Apple does not merge iOS 12 and macOS, because the company thinks the Mac is too unique and important.
iOS 12 changes AirPods in hearing aids with ‘Live Listen’
TechCrunch discovered the Live Listen function in the Settings of the first iOS 12 developer beta. It goes like this. Once you turn the setting on, you can actually use an iPhone as a wireless microphone. All audio that picks up the microphone from the iPhone is transmitted live to the AirPods . This makes it possible, for example, to place your iPhone in front of you in a busy restaurant, and then make it easier to understand him or her thanks to your AirPods. As long as you stay within the bluetooth range of the iPhone, your AirPods are used as hearing aids.
WWDC 2018 round-up: all announcements in a row
At developer conference WWDC, Apple usually unfolds its software plans for the coming months. Also this year we got a first look at the many new features that the company promises for iOS, macOS and other software, in a nearly two-hour presentation. Discover the improvements for Siri, ARKit and more, or read what new features iOS 12 entails in this WWDC 2018 round-up. You can also review the WWDC keynote from last Monday .