Apple Releases iOS 12 with Screen Time, Memoji, More
Sep 17, 2018, 12:00 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Apple today made the latest version of its mobile operating system available to the general public. iOS 12 targets iPhones and iPads and it introduces a number of new features and tools, such as screen time. This is meant to help people manage the time spent on their phone each day. iOS 12 introduces support for grouped notifications, which will let people view, manage, and dismiss multiple notifications at once. The update gives the iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and Xr the ability to create Memoji, customized and animated emoji stickers that resembles their face. People can customize hair color and style, eye color, accessories such as glasses, and much more. With iOS 12, CarPlay, Apple's in-car system, will support third-party apps. This addition means people will be able to, for example, use Google Maps rather than Apple Maps for navigation from point to point when in their car. Other features include group FaceTime chats, dozens of new emoji, improved Do Not Disturb and more. Apple says iOS 12 will work on iPhones back to the iPhone 5s.
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