IOS 12 GM: What To Know & How To Get It!


With the launch of the new products, Apple will also officially release the latest versions of its software, including watchOS 5 and tvOS 12. The new Mac operating system includes Stacks Desktop file organization, Quick Actions in Finder windows for marking up and editing documents, enhanced screenshot and recording with built-in markup and editing, system-wide Dark Mode for apps, Continuity for grabbing and editing photos you snap on your iPhone, and more. Those with older devices have said that its performance improvements have given a new lease on life to the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and the like, and one TidBITS Talk reader said it solved his iOS 11 battery problems.

We now know when Apple is releasing macOS Mojave, named after a smartly-contoured desolate tract: September twenty fourth.

MacOS Mojave 10.14 is the major Mac upgrade to macOS High Sierra.

Activist investor Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), which both have stakes in Apple, early this year called on the company to give parents more tools to ensure children are using its devices in ways that aren't hurting them.

However, if you're more on the cautious side, or if you truly depend on your devices to work properly, here's our advice on when you should think about installing these new versions.

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Rick Broida detailed which devices support iOS 12, but the cheat sheet for compatibility is if your device runs iOS 11, it will run iOS 12.

The watchOS 5 update will be compatible with the Apple Watch Series 2 and newer models. Or you can connect your device to your Mac and upgrade through iTunes. Another touted iOS 12 feature is group FaceTime wherein you can video chat with up to 32 people at once. There is also a new recommendation engine that showcases content based on what you have purchased and Apple editors will also be curating reading lists.

When is it released and how do I update?

This walkthrough will help average users and those who maybe haven't followed the iOS 12 beta or past iOS release dates get comfortable ahead of the roll out.

So there you have it!