Apple has concluded the ‘Gather Around’ event after announcing the new iPhones, Apple Watch. Apart from these, the company has also announced the rollout schedule for the iOS 12, HomePod and tvOS 12 with Atmos and Watch OS and macOS Mojave which it introduced at WWDC. The rollout of the iOS 12 will start from September 17th, while the macOS Mojave will commence from September 24th.
Apart from iOS 12, HomePod and tvOS 12 with Atmos and Watch OS 5.0 update will also start from September 17th. These updates will be Over-The-Air and are free to install. The iOS 12 brings Improved Performance, Siri Shortcuts, Group FaceTime, Memoji, Screen Time, Shared AR Experiences and more. It brings up to 70% faster swipe to Camera, up to 50% faster keyboard display, up to 2x faster app launch under a heavy workload.
iOS 12 brings Group FaceTime that lets you do video and audio chats with up to 32 people at once. The tvOS 12 brings Dolby Atmos, zero sign-in, and TV app improvements. The tvOS 12 updates will be a free upgrade to TV users. With tvOS 12, Apple TV simply detects the user’s broadband network and automatically signs them into all the supported apps they receive through their subscription. Apple TV supports 4K already and with tvOS 12, Apple says that it is bringing support for Dolby Atmos audio and iTunes will have the largest collection of Dolby Atmos-supported movies.
The macOS Mojave update brings a brand new cosmetic overhaul in addition to app updates and improvements to security and privacy. This time around, the entire interface including the finder and system apps like Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar, and Photos have been updated for Dark Mode elements.
As for the WatchOS 5, one of the more intriguing additions is the new Walkie Talkie feature that lets you talk directly to family members using an Apple Watch. You can fire off a voice clip directly to another watch user with a tap of the wrist. The feature works over both WiFi and LTE.