Mane Product & Technology Issue 5 - August 2018 - Page 10


*Background image from macOS Mojave's new dark mode

Here's what Apple announced at WWDC 2018

iOS 12: More Power to You

iOS 12 is designed to make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive, and more delightful. Here are some exciting new features and improvements coming to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.

At first glance, iOS 12 looks identical to iOS 11. But using it for just a few moments and you'll immediately notice a drastic improvement in the performance of your device as compared to using it on iOS 11 - especially for older devices like the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. The update gives your device that added speed boost it needs after a rocky iOS 11 launch. It will be available to all devices that were capable of running iOS 11.

The iPad now adds gestures and features that were previously only available on Apple's flagship phone - the iPhone X. In the menu bar, the iPad's time and date get pushed to the left-hand side hinting at the possible release of a near-bezeless iPad similar to the iPhone X.

New features in iOS 12 includes FaceTime up to 32 people at once, an update to Animojis including the all new Memoji where you can create your own personal Animoji, new Camera effects, improved augmented reality, several refreshed apps and arguably the biggest new feature of all - grouped notifications. For more information on iOS 12 and it's features click here.

macOS Mojave: Simply powerful

Now macOS Mojave brings new features inspired by its most powerful users, but designed for everyone. Unlike iOS 12, there is a clear, visible difference in macOS Mojave. The long requested Dark Mode arrives in the update that darkens elements of the operating system

that Apple says helps you focus on your work. The Mac App store gets a redesign a year after it was redesigned for iOS.

Several iOS favourites are arriving on the Mac including News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos. This was followed with the announcement that Apple will be making it easier to port iOS applications over to macOS. The cross-platform porting is made possible by integrating elements of iOS’s UIKit frameworks directly into macOS, alongside the existing AppKit framework used on desktop. Apple will release the functionality to developers sometime in 2019.

There are a number of other new features announced for macOS Mojave for more information click here.