iOS Overview Updated August 15, 2018


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iOS is Apple’s mobile operating system that runs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Historically, Apple releases a new iOS version once a year, the current version is iOS 11. Here is the complete list of iOS 11 compatible devices.

Apple unveiled iOS 11 in June of 2017 during its Worldwide Developer Conference, releasing the first developer beta the same day. iOS 11 became available to the public on September 19.

iOS 11 includes a host of new features and interface changes, including a new file system with the Files app, a new Dock for iPad, a redesigned Control Center, drag and drop, ARKit (an augmented reality platform), Apple Pay in Messages, a redesigned App Store, improved Siri, and much more.

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After pulling the 7th iOS 12 beta due to issues with performance, Apple today released the 8th developer beta for iOS 12. In this brief hands-on walkthrough, we cover new changes and features across both betas. expand full story

[Update: Build 16A5357b now available, up from 16A5354b. Note that users who downloaded but didn’t install beta 7 may need to remove the file from Storage Settings.]

We expect Apple to release iOS 12 developer beta 8 for iPhone and iPad today after pulling iOS 12 developer beta 7 on Monday. The release earlier this week included initial performance issues that eventually caused Apple to pull both the OTA update and IPSW restore images for the build.

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iOS Stories August 13

Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 OTA update amid reports of sluggish performance [U: ISPW files too]

[Update: Apple has pulled the ISPW restore images as well.]

Apple has temporarily pulled the over-the-air update for iOS 12 developer beta 7 after testers reported widespread issues with sluggish performance after updating.

[Update: now available!]

[Update 2: now unavailable!]

iOS 12 beta 7 for iPhone and iPad will be released shortly, just one week after the previous beta and the third release in as many weeks. The last beta version included changes to the Home app’s default wallpaper set, updated icons, and other small tweaks. We’ll dig in to the new build today as soon as it is released and update with any features that have changed.

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iOS Stories August 10

iPhone & iPad: How to customize keyboard shortcuts

One of the most underrated features on iOS has always been keyboard shortcuts, or like Apple likes to call them, text replacements. This allows users to easily expand something such as an email address or phone number by typing out “@@”, or “##” for example. Text replacements can also be useful as a shortcut to certain emojis, as well.

iOS Stories August 9

iPhone & iPad: How to change language and region

iOS lets users change their language and region, in case you decide to move away to a different country, or if you’d like to simply change the date format.

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