Apple says new iOS will help battle smartphone addiction

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We know what you're asking already: is iOS 12 GM faster than Apple's so-yesterday iOS 11.4.1 firmware for iPhone and iPad? It has undergone a total redesign and will make shopping for audiobooks and ebooks a walk in the park. It offers tremendous improvements in performance, even on older devices, and adds a host of new value-added features.

iBooks will be renamed and be called Apple Books; it will include a "Reading Now" tab that lets you jump back into the spot you left your last-read book. If there are no major bugs discovered, the iOS 12 GM build would be seeded to the public as the first public release of the OS. The golden master build, the site says, is expected to be the same version that will be released on September 17.

Does your iPhone or iPad support iOS 12?

Clicking on it will bring up an install box and the user will subsequently be asked to type in their iOS device passcode.

So, perhaps don't rush into the new iPhones right away.


The iOS 12 is one of the most awaited updates for Apple users.

All iPhones from the 5S to the X are supported, as well as the iPod Touch 6th generation, iPad mini 2, 3, and 4, iPad Air and iPad Air 2, 5th generation iPad, iPad 2018, and the iPad Pro (9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and both generations of 12.9-inch).

A speed boost for older iPhones: Apple boasts 40% faster app launches, 50% faster keyboard opening, and a 70% speed boost to opening the camera. Another touted iOS 12 feature is group FaceTime wherein you can video chat with up to 32 people at once. Four new Animoji have also been introduced by Apple - Koala, Tiger, Ghost and T.rex. There's also Screen Time that helps them understand better the time they and the kids spend on apps.

iOS 12 brings a lot of under-the-hood improvements and as well as nifty new features like Screen Time, Memojis, new gesture-based navigation for the iPad and more.

Siri Shortcuts: You'll be able to tell Siri to complete certain strings of commands and tasks.

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