Apple iOS 12: An insider’s guide (free PDF)
iOS 12 features performance improvements, as well as a host of new features and enhanced functionality. This ebook offers a look at what you can expect from the latest version of iOS.
From the ebook:
What are the key features in iOS 12?
iOS 12 comes with performance improvements, including 70% faster access to the camera from the Lock Screen; 50% faster keyboard appearance; and 2x faster app launches when the device is under a heavy workload. All of these performance improvements are likely to significantly impact older devices, but will also boost newer devices like the iPhone X and iPad Pro, which are more capable of background tasks and more likely to run into strain under heavy workloads.
The other big change with iOS 12 is the ability for Siri to integrate with nearly all apps through a feature called Shortcuts. Developers will be able to provide a UI to users that enables them to record a custom phrase that activates the app from within Siri on either iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. Apple also announced that support for Siri Shortcuts will extend to the recently released HomePod.
Apple’s recently acquired Workflow app has made a rebranded appearance as the Shortcuts app with minor UI changes. This app now integrates with Siri and the system more seamlessly to allow users to chain together actions from multiple apps in the Shortcuts app to make automation workflows that are voice activated.
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