IOS 12 for iPads Looks Like a Big Bummer

Saul Franklin
February 15, 2018

READ NEXT:Oracle unveils "self-driving" automated cloud platform Apple's already had to cut some features from its upcoming iOS 12 update to address quality concerns.

Back to building quality Major iOS releases are highly predictable, arriving each September with a slew of new features in tow. The company usually previews its next big update at WWDC, its developer conference over the summer, giving coders and app-makers an opportunity to get to grips with what changes are in the pipeline. However, there are actually quite a few features buried within iOS that are basically hidden, or at the very least, not as well-known.

Rather than a long list of attention-grabbing features which can then become a chain around its neck, Apple instead intends to be more measured with each iterative iOS update, Bloomberg reports. To recall, the Apple iPhone X comes with a 5.8 inches Capacitive Touchscreen display and supports a screen resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels.

The Bloomberg report also sees the decision to give engineers more time and the discretion to "push back features that aren't as polished to the following year" a cultural shift in the company that is known for "quick turnarounds and flashy upgrades". Unlike Google, which introduces new capabilities in a piecemeal fashion as individual apps are updated, Apple goes for an all-or-nothing approach.

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Twitter users offered tips on how to uninstall the update to get the old version of the application. The app is most popular with teens and millennials, who are increasingly bolting from Facebook.

While it may suck to wait for new features, it will result in a better overall experience for iPhone and iPad users. According to people familiar with the matter, Apple will focus on the next two years of updates of iOS on the iPhone and iPad.

Instead of introducing a bunch of new features on its annual software update, the company will be more focused on rolling out a bug-free software update.

The report says Apple is also planning on revamping the Stocks app, improving Do Not Disturb to integrate Siri, as well as improvements to ARKit. The "Peace" feature is being expected to develop universal apps that will work across the Apple's ecosystem of the devices. 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.

Bloomberg said the iPad is set to get tabs within apps, allowing you to run several windows inside one app. Apple's tablets will also get the ability to run windows from the same app side-by-side.

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