Quality operating systems Apple falls with each new release. And this applies not only to iOS, where relatively fresh devices are beginning no reason to slow down and lag, but also macOS. Years of complaints have borne fruit, and Apple has promised to release a stable and fast operating system. On 17 September the new iOS came out officially, and “Ribbon.ru” understood, what’s new, and whether updated.


Externally to the new iOS, there is virtually no change. The most important thing and the first thing that catches my eye — full processing “notification Center”. Even now they can be used, firstly, by grouping pushey. Moreover, in addition to fold them by category, the system analyzes the user’s behavior and ranks notice. Thus, the most important alerts will always be at the top of the list, and mailing at the bottom.

We can also add the ability to quickly set up the “notification Center”. Swipe to the left open for possible action: to remove push to open the preview and settings. In addition to this, you can either mute the notifications of this app, or disable notifications altogether.

Mode “do Not disturb” also changed, adding more flexibility. If you previously had the options to just enable it or configure it to start automatically, now there is a new tab. It can be run on one hour before morning and until the user leaves the location. Besides, there was a separate button “bedtime”, with the inclusion of which on the smartphone screen will not show the alert (but come they will), and the display will be dimmed. After turning off all notifications appear on the screen in chronological order.

A little more visual changes in iOS for iPad. The developers completely rewrote the control of your tablet making it in the manner of X. iPhone To exit the app you need to swipe from the bottom of the screen. But the same action is used to launch the Dock, so the first time will have to get used to the new gestures. To launch multitasking, you must also slide your finger from the bottom of the screen, but then briefly hold it (exactly like the new iPhone). “Control center” is called swipe from the upper right down. Probably so Apple prepares users for the release of the iPad without the Home button, because even now she only need to Touch ID.

The “fastest iOS”

Given the bad reputation of Apple in regard to iOS more importantly, how are things going with optimization and speed. With this in iOS all. Surprisingly, even on the first test versions of the device run faster and more stable than on iOS 11. Yes, there were departures, but during the beta test that’s fine. GM version all works incredibly well and fast.

In Apple say that the camera is now run 70 percent faster, keyboard in messenger, you receive 50 percent faster, and the speed with heavy load has doubled. And here was sincere (though very few people will be decided with a stopwatch to measure the difference), because the speed indeed increased significantly.

It is important to note that this applies to all devices that support iOS 12. Among them is the iPhone 5s and iPad Air 2013 release. In real tests, the head of an old 5s the new firmware is enabled, launch apps and perform other operations faster than on iOS 11.4.1. After updating the smartphone is becoming much more responsive and twitchy animations disappear.

However, the most tangible performance increase noticeable in newer devices, like the iPhone 7. Yes, even the iPhone X has accelerated, although he “stretched” iOS 11. A considerable role was played by the fact that Apple has accelerated animation system. In terms of autonomy, alas, no changes. Although it was good that she at all has not changed.

Given the hand

The presentation of the new Apple OS a lot of time devoted to the security of personal data. For many, probably, was the discovery that web sites collect a lot of information about users, ranging from the device from which it enters, and ending with his approximate location. This was especially true after a series of scandals with Facebook.

Accordingly, the first changes system security concern of the trackers social networks. In Safari on iOS and macOS 12 Mojave 10.14 prohibits the transmission of information about the device and monitor users through different buttons and Windows of the review (though as long as he does not push). Thus, Facebook and other social networks will not be able to follow users on other sites. This feature is enabled by default to protect users who do not even know about such methods of surveillance.

Simultaneously, Apple has covered the activities and GrayShift Cellebrite products used by intelligence agencies around the world (including Russia) for the iPhone. In the old iOS after unlocking the data access restriction occurred only after a week of inactivity. For complete search took only a few days, so the vulnerability is actively exploited. In iOS 12 this time period was reduced to one hour, closing the opportunity to crack using brute force.

In addition, simplified work with passwords on the device. Firstly, now when you register on the sites iOS will offer a complex and unique password (this feature is already in macOS), and then save them in the “iCloud keychain”. In the case where the user itself is trying to come up with a password, to remind him, if it has already been used on other sites. Third-party password managers, like LastPass and 1Password, also now have native support for Safari and other apps.

Last but one of the most curious: the autocomplete one-time codes that come via SMS in two-factor authentication. On the iPhone X (Xs and Xr) you can add a second person to unlock with Face ID.

Smaller changes

Detailed information about the battery

At the end of last year it became clear that because of deterioration of the battery begins to slow down iOS smartphone so that he could live longer. Many resented it, so a little later, Apple gave users the opportunity to know the battery status of your smartphone and disable the slowdown (if it works). In iOS 12 added more detailed information about the battery. In a separate tab you can see a graph of battery usage and see which apps more than others “planted” smartphone.

iMessage, Facetime and Memoji

Despite the fact that Animoji were not so many fans, Apple continues to develop the story and added Memoji. The principle of operation is about the same, but instead of the prepared masks the user can create a mask of your own face (just like Samsung). Support for these masks is in iMessage and Facetime. In the latter, by the way, added support for group calls simultaneously for 32 people, both through video and voice.

Screen time

One of the most promoted features of iOS 12 is the new feature “Screen time”. This is done to wean people spend too much time with smartphones and social networks, but whether it will do to the masses, is not yet clear. The system collects data about how much and what is the user doing with the device and gives weekly reports. In a perfect world, the user, looking at these numbers, must change their behavior. But in reality, it is perceived as amusing information.

Have the opportunity to block all distracting apps for a certain time. For example, you yourself start to ban social networks at work or when limit is reached. This can be configured as a “Parental control”, that is, to disable on smartphones kids some apps to not played and not sit in social networks in the classroom.

Roulette and other state programs

Apple continues to develop the platform ARKit and released the second version of the platform. But it’s not that interesting, unlike the new app “Roulette”. Using the smartphone’s camera, it can measure real objects, and does so quite clearly. This application moved the Level that was previously in the program “Compass”.

Also, the developers have reworked some of the regular programs. For example, completely re-designed “Stock”, “Books” and “Recorder”. Appeared in the App Store tab “You might like these articles” from past collections. In the “Photo” to add an item “For You”, which contains the best (according to the system) images, improved search and added support for photos in RAW for processing.

iOS 12 is the first in a long time stable release Apple. Let it and there are no visual changes, everything important is hidden “under the hood”. Here and performance improvement, and safety improvement, and other small changes. The new iOS was released on September 17 for iPhone 5s, SE and newer, and iPad, ranging from first Air and iPod Touch sixth generation.

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