Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Apple will let developers port iOS apps to macOS in 2019

Apple will let developers port iOS apps to macOS in 2019

The public beta is out later this month, and iOS 12 stable release will be released with the latest iPhone variants in the Fall of this year.

In addition to the built-in code autofill option above, Apple will make your life infinitely easier with iOS 12, by simply providing API access to trusted password manager apps like 1Password or LastPass to fill all those pesky security boxes for you. Users who do not have an iOS 11 backup will not be able to restore since you can not restore an iOS 12 backup to a device running iOS 11. You can enter your app name, subtitle, keywords, description, and more, in up to 28 languages. Swiping down from the top right of the screen will open control center.

In a response to The Sun, Shift said that they are not having any pleasure in going after Apple and also said that Apple can keep the logo if they wish, but has to compensate them for redesigning a new logo for themselves.


The photos app will become more dynamic, offering search suggestions such as "hiking" and categorising events by place and time, with a separate "For You" tab offering suggestions for edits or people you may want to share images.

Siri can also prompt you to turn notifications off entirely or just delivery them quietly.

"Grouped Notifications", a feature of Android, has been introduced in the new iOS. Another interesting feature is Downtime, which suggests when it's time to put the phone down. In case you're still using an iPhone 7 or older, animoji are animated characters such as a panda bear, cat, bunny, pig and unicorn. Apart from that, the company has brought various digital wellness tidbits such as time limits for app usage, your daily summary of how much time you've spent staring at your phone, and more. And if you're comfortable using beta software that isn't as stable as a final release, you can get it even earlier than most people.


According to Apple, the new platform also offers streamlined device enrolment, ability to purchase apps and books, as well as controls for assigning privileges and settings. When your time is about up, you'll get an alert, and when the time is up, a new "Times Up" screen comes up.

You'll need to sign up for Apple's Beta Software Program.

There will be plenty of new features in the upcoming software update.


"Some apps demand more of our attention than we might realise", Federighi said.

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