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Have you ever accidental delete apps on your iPhone? That happens to me so many time when I’m just holding my device, and I get that “Delete?” message. Even if you haven't experience that problem before, I would still suggest you to use the tip to prevent accidentally deleting apps on your iOS device, cause your kids can be heavy-handed sometimes: it's so easy to just hold down an app to delete it.

  1. Open the Settings app on your devices
  2. Tap on Screen Time, and then to the Content & Privacy Restrictions
  3. Click on the iTunes & App Store Purchases
  4. Select the Deleting Apps option, and set it to Don't Allow
  5. So there you have it!
In normal settings, an “X” will appear when you tap on hold down an app icon at the top left corner of the App icons, which letting you to delete apps by tapping on the X symbol, now, it will no longer be that case. Of course, in order to delete apps again in the future, you will have to temporarily enable the restriction, though you will be in full control of when you want to delete apps.

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Following its official release of iOS 12.1.1, watchOS 5.1.2, macOS 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1, Apple has seeded the first developer update of iOS 12.1.2, watchOS 5.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, and tvOS 12.1.2. Developers who Registered through Apple Developer Center can download the update via OTA.


The release notes for these upcoming updates only highlight bug fixes and performance improvements, however, we expect to fix an issue that bother many users, in which they found that the iPhone failed to connect to cellular network after updating the iOS 12.1.1, and affecting some app, it's understood that the problem already known by Apple engineers, so iOS 12.1.2 is likely to fix that bug.

Asides from that, no major changes or features being discovered at the moment, if we found anything new, we will update the post right way. We will be also pleased if you comment down below your findings.

Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 12, introduced a feature called "Instant Tuning" that allows users to adjust and configure notification settings without having to go to the Settings app, in other words, you can immediately "mute" notification from a certain app, which it won't display on the lock screen, or basically, it filters out unnecessary notifications. Here is how to do it!

  1. Choose a notification on the Lock Screen or the Notification Center
  2. Swipe from the right side to the left side on a specific application
  3. Tap on Manage, and then click on the Deliver Quitely so notification won't show on the lock screen or make any sounds
  4. If you don't want to see the notification on the Notification Center, you can Turn Off that the notifications will be completely muted.
  5. Change your mind? Just simply go to Settings -> Notifications, then activate it
With iOS 12, users can more easily reduce interference. In addition to introducing Instant Tuning, the company also makes it easy for users to turn off all alerts at once with an improved "Do Not Disturb" feature, better, you can schedule a time to enable the Do Not Disturb, for instance, when you study an exam.

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Apple has just released the third update to the iOS 12 operating system, you can download the update through Settings - General - Software Update.  iOS 12.1.1 reintroduces the ability to take a Live Photo while on a FaceTime call, Apple also tweaked bottom bar that includes quick access buttons for muting a call and flipping the camera in the FaceTime app.


In addition, iOS 12.1.1 brings support for Haptic Touch with notifications on iPhone XR, allows you to expand notifications on the Lock screen through a long press to see additional content. Furthermore, the release notes says that Dual-SIM now works with more carriers on iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, you can hide the sidebar in the News app when you place your iPad in landscape mode.
iOS 12.1.1 adds features and fixes bugs for your iPhone and iPad. Features and improvements include:

- Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR
- Dual SIM with eSIM for additional carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
- One tap to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call
- Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls
- The option to hide the sidebar in News on iPad in landscape orientation
- Real-time text (RTT) when using Wi-Fi calling on iPad and iPod touch
- Stability improvements for dictation along with VoiceOver

Bug fixes include:

- Fixes an issue where Face ID may temporarily become unavailable
- Addresses an issue that prevented visual voicemail from downloading for some customers
- Fixes an issue in Messages that could prevent predictive text suggestions when typing on the Chinese or Japanese keyboards
- Addresses an issue that could prevent Voice Memos recordings from uploading to iCloud
- Fixes an issue where time zones may not have updated automatically

This release also adds features and fixes bugs for HomePod including:

- Support in Mainland China and Hong Kong
- HomePod LEDs illuminate during Group FaceTime calls

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Aside from iOS 12.1.1, Apple also released the tvOS 12.1.1 and macOS 10.14.2 with mirror bug fixes and speed improvements. Meanwhile, Apple still holds watchOS 5.1.2 with ECG support in beta testing.

Every December, Apple publishes top of apps and games in this year. and the App Store editorial team from five continents reviewed all the works launched in the past year, and found out their own practical, more complete, and beautifully designed works. After a long debates, a consensus was reached. Here's what they have come up with on the App Store's best of 2018:

According to Apple, popular games like This year, like Fortnite and PUBG Mobile dominated global gaming culture with exciting, last-player-standing action. The company also highlights newcomer apps like Fabulous, Shine, 10% Happier and Headspace expanded the practice of wellness around the world. Moreover, they also listed the best of 2018 on Apple Music, Books, Podcasts, and TV & Movies.

Apple has updated its App Store support page as well, confirms that iOS 12 is now installed on 70% of devices, while 21% of devices continue running iOS 11, and the rest of 9% are earlier iOS versions. Compared to the same period last year, where iOS 11 only has an adoption of 59%, which again shows that its successor is way popular thanks to the performance gains.

Following the release of iOS 12.1 last month, Apple has just stopped signing iOS 12.0.1, which means you can’t downgrade to the version anymore. Apple usually stops signing old versions after the release of a new update. However, perhaps in response to the JailbreakMe Unified that allows users to jailbreak their devices on iOS 4 to the iOS 12.0.1 version.


Apple oftently stopped signing certain iOS version as a way of ensuring that users can experience the most recent version of iOS and thus have the latest security fixes as well as performance improvements. Meanwhile, the company is in beta testing iOS 12.1.1 with FaceTime app UI tweak and reintroduced Live Photo feature, as well as expanded the use of iPhone XR's Haptic Touch on Notification Center.

Regarding jailbreak, as we have reported, an iOS hacker called SemVoigtländer is developing a mobile browser-based jailbreak tool that allows users to jailbreak iOS 12.0.1. Since it's in a JailbreakMe style, SemVoigtländer calls the tool as JailbreakMeUnified, if you interested in this tool, check the process by visiting JailbreakMeUnified official GitHub page.

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Right after it released iOS 12.1, macOS 10.14.1, and tvOS 12.1 to the public, Apple just seeded its first beta of iOS 12.1.1, as they also released the first beta of macOS 10.14.2 and tvOS 11.2. To install these updates, you are required to get a proper developer profile, from there to install it via Software Update in the Settings app.


iOS 12.1.1 reintroduces the ability to take a Live Photo while on a FaceTime call, Apple also tweaked bottom bar that includes quick access buttons for muting a call and flipping the camera in the FaceTime app. Additionally, it fixes bugs and brings speed improvements.

Meanwhile, iOS 12's adoption continues climbing, in fact, Apple's App Store support page for developers shows that 63% of devices that introduced last four years are running iOS 12, whereas 60% of the all devices powered by the mobile operating system.

For iOS devices released in the past 4 years, the iOS 11 installation rate is 30%, and the earlier iOS versions' adoption rate remains 7%. Among all active iOS devices, the iOS 11 installation rate is at 29%, whereas 11% of the iOS devices running earlier versions such as iOS 10, iOS 9, etc. The rose of the iOS 12 adoption rate likely due to the launch of iPhone XR.

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Apple has released the second update to the iOS 12, iOS 12.1, over a month after the official iOS 12 pushed to all users. The update will introduce support for eSIM, Group FaceTime, 70+ new emojis, and bug fixes. iOS 12.1 can be downloaded via Software Update in the Settings app and the go to the General Section.


iOS 12.1 brings eSIM support for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, enable Dual-SIM dual standby via eSIM (except for the Chinese iPhones). With this feature on, you can have two phone number at the same time, you will be able to add another line to your existing iPhone, giving the device two phone numbers for phone calls and texting.

It also includes as many as 70+ Unicode 11 emojis including red hair, gray hair, curly hair, and no hair, as well as cold face, party face, pleading face, face with hearts, Nazar amulet, an infinity symbol, along with new animals such as kangaroo, peacock, parrot, lobster, and food items include mango, lettuce, cupcake, and mooncake.

The update also re-added Group FaceTime since it removed it previously in iOS 12.0, the feature will allow to Facetime Video call up to 32 people at once, but some older devices such as iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, iPad mini 2 and 3 will not be supported. Users of iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR can adjust the Depth Field real-time. We also expect skin smoothing bug will be addressed under this major update.
iOS 12.1 introduces Group FaceTime, adds over 70 new emoji, and includes support for Dual SIM with eSIM for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

Group FaceTime
Adds support for video and audio calls with up to 32 participants simultaneously
Encrypted end-to-end so your conversations remain private
Start Group FaceTime right from a group Messages conversation, or join an active call at any time

Emoji
Over 70 new emoji, including new characters with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food

Dual SIM support
Introduces Dual SIM with eSIM which allows two numbers in one device for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR

Other improvements and fixes
Introduces Depth Control in Camera preview for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
Improves cellular connectivity for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
Adds the ability to change or reset your child’s Screen Time passcode using Face ID or Touch ID
Fixes an issue where the sharpest reference frame was not always selected in front-facing photos for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
Resolves an issue that caused messages to be merged into one thread when two users were signed in with the same Apple ID on multiple iPhones
Addresses an issue that prevented some voicemails from appearing in the Phone app
Resolves an issue in the Phone app that could cause phone numbers to appear without their corresponding contact name
Fixes an issue that could prevent Screen Time from reporting specific websites in the activity report
Addresses an issue that could prevent adding or removing family members from Family Sharing
Adds a performance management feature to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down, including the option to disable this feature if an unexpected shutdown occurs, for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Adds the ability for Battery Health to inform users that it is unable to verify if a genuine Apple battery is in iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
Improves reliability of VoiceOver in Camera, Siri, and Safari
Fixes an issue that could cause MDM Device Enrollment to report an Invalid Profile error for some enterprise users

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
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As early as the fifth beta of iOS 12, there was an icon in the operating system that was speculated as an indication of the full-screen iPad Pro image. The iPad icon shows it has no Home button and the notch, but the icon at the time was small and it was not clear, so today 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo leaked an icon that's bigger and purer looking.


You can clearly see the iPad Pro design that's without the Notch and the Home button. However, it is somewhat disappointing that the bezels of the full-screen iPad Pro seem to be somewhat wider than the iPhone XS and XS Max, though it's likely for the use of hiding notch. The sleep/wake is still on the top but rather on the side, unlike the new iPhone models.

Other things we can expect on the new tablet are a USB-C port instead of Lightning port to charge and transfer data, an LCD screen, Face D support with the new TrueDepth camera, A12X bionic chip, a new custom Apple graphics chip - the first time in iPad history, and finally a new updated Apple Pencil that could be paired like the way to pair AirPods.

We are just a few days apart from Apple take the stage in Brooklyn, New York, to unveil new Mac and iPads. The theme of the event is "making," and it will take place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, to marks the future outcome of Apple's tablets and computers.

Both the front camera and rear wide-angle lens of the iPhone XR and iPhone XS series are basically the same, which means that the iPhone XR will also have the beautygate issues. However, a report by The Verge, Apple is adjusting the algorithm for Smart HDR in iOS 12.1 to solve the problem while retaining more details.


Last month, shortly after the iPhone XS was released, many users found that the portrait photos taken by the iPhone XS front camera were automatically skin smoothing. Though Apple has not announced the details of how to solve the problem of automatic beauty, the problem appears to be caused by the Smart HDR feature, first introduced last month.

The Verge says that the Smart HDR chose the wrong base frame when processing during self-timer. It sometimes chooses frames with longer shutter speeds instead of selecting frames with shorter shutter speeds to freeze motion and preserve detail. Since the front camera also does not have an optical image stabilization function, so taking pictures at the same shutter speed as the rear camera will result in loss of detail that looks like smoothing on the front camera.

We expect Apple to release iOS 12.1 early of November, if not next week. At the same time, they also stopped signing iOS 12, meaning you can't downgrade to iOS 12 by all means. As for why Apple has doing this for so long, it's a solution that prevent users from jailbreaking.

Apple just seeded its fifth beta of iOS 12.1, a week after it seeds iOS 12.1 beta 4, as they also seeds the fifth beta of watchOS 5.1 and tvOS 11.1. To install these updates, you required to get a proper profile, from there to install it via Software Update in the Settings app.

iOS 12.1 enables the Dual-SIM capabilities for iPhone XS series and iPhone XR. It introduces as many as 70+ Unicode 11 emojis including red hair, gray hair, curly hair, and no hair, as well as cold face, party face, pleading face, face with hearts, Nazar amulet, an infinity symbol, along with new animals such as kangaroo, peacock, parrot, lobster, and food items include mango, lettuce, cupcake, and mooncake.



The forthcoming update also re-added Group Facetime since it removed it previously in iOS 12.0, the feature will allow to Facetime Video call up to 32 people at once. iOS 12.1 will also introduce support of ECG app that specially made for Apple Watch Series 4 models. You can adjust the Depth Field real-time after you installed iOS 12.1 The update should address issues that previously not fixed on iOS 12.0.1.

Otherwise, watchOS 5.1 adds ECG app, no major new features or changes introduced for both tvOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1 whatsoever. Nevertheless, we expect these updates to be released next week, since Apple is confirmed to host an event on October 30th to announce new iPads and Macs.

Apple has just released its fourth beta of iOS 12.1, one week after it seeded iOS 12.1 beta 3, which brings Group FaceTime, eSIM for iPhone XS and XS Max, Real-Time Blur Background Edit for Camera app, and bug fixes. They has also pushed out fourth beta of tvOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1 to developers with no major features in the update.


Besides Apple, at the Adobe Max event, Adobe has announced that it will bring Photoshop CC to the iPad platform in 2019 and is a full version. Photoshop CC for iPad will feature a newly designed user interface designed specifically for the Multi-Touch experience. At the same time, it will bring all the powerful features of the desktop version to these tablets,

Photoshop CC users will be able to open and edit PSD files on the iPad, using standard Photoshop image editing tools to support layer operations. Appearance of the app, however, will be similar to the desktop version, and all toolbar options will be retained, furthermore, all edited items can be synced with the desktop version.

Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller also made an appearance today, saying that Adobe recognized the technologies of iPad Pros and then working together for amazing technology, with the hope of turn to the device into a tool essential for creative workflows. "Adobe has understood the potential of the iPad Pro and our teams have been working together on some really amazing technology," says Phil Schiller.

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According to Apple's official App Store support page for developers, 53% of devices that introduced last four years are running iOS 12, while 50% of the all devices powers by the mobile operating system. However, we are not clear why the iOS installation rates are being broken down in a new way, perhaps related to app support age.


As for the iOS devices released in the past 4 years, the iOS 11 installation rate is 40%, and the earlier iOS versions' adoption rate is 7%. Among all active iOS devices, the iOS 11 installation rate is at 39%, whereas 11% of the iOS devices running earlier versions such as iOS 10, iOS 9, etc. A year ago, iOS 11 was only installed 38.5% of devices, it wasn't until November that the system reaches a 50% adoption rate.

The major reason that people are updating to iOS 12 due to the fact that it brings huge speed improvements, especially on older devices like iPhone 5s or iPhone 6. For example, swipe for the camera and bring up keyboard are 2 times faster, and share sheet could invoke instantly.

Also, there are fewer bugs than iOS 11 once had, though it caught to have a couple of bugs, such as devices won't charge until you tap the screen, overall, no major issues whatsoever. Besides iOS 12 brings popular features like Group Facetime, Digital Health tool called Screen Time, animated emoji called Memoji, Siri Shortcuts for creating custom voice commands, etc.

Apple has just released iOS 12's first official update, iOS 12.0.1, three weeks after it pushed iOS 12 to all users. iOS 12.0.1 can be downloaded via Software Update in the Settings app and the go to the General Section. The update mainly fixes recent discovered bugs.



iOS 12 fixed an issue that could cause some iPhones not to charge when screen is off and connected to a Lightning cable.The update also addressed a major Wi-Fi bug that some iPhone XS to prefer to join a 2.4GHz Wifi network rather than a 5GHz Wifi network, which make it slower connection, it also resolves an issue where Bluetooth won't work, and more:
iOS 12.0.1 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone or iPad. This update:
- Fixes an issue where some iPhone XS devices do not immediately charge when connected to a Lightning cable
- Resolves an issue that could cause iPhone XS devices to rejoin a Wi-Fi network at 2.4 GHz instead of 5 GHz
- Restores the original position of the ".?123" key on the iPad keyboard
- Fixes an issue where subtitles may not appear in some video apps
- Addresses an issue where Bluetooth could become unavailable
- For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
As of now, data from Mixpanel shows that iOS 12 now installed on 50% of device, outpacing the iOS 11 adoption rate. Nevertheless, iOS 12 brings popular features like Group Facetime, Digital Health tool called Screen Time, animated emoji called Memoji, Siri Shortcuts for creating custom voice commands, promised huge speed bump, and more.

Apple has began offering Shortcut 2.1 beta 1 to developers for testing, and the new version brings new Weather and Photos Shortcuts. Apple brings new Shortcuts app to iOS 12, integrating previous Workflow app, and hopes that Shortcuts would make it easier for users to complete some of the tricky tasks.


New Weather commands in Shortcut 2.1 can perform many functions, such as getting current weather conditions and getting weather forecasts. You can select a photo from the album and then get weather information based on where the photo was taken. Also, you can change the HomeKit scenes and the Apple Music playlist according to the current weather.

Are you using Siri Shortcuts? If you have good ideas, don't forget to share them with us!

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Two weeks ago, Apple released the latest update of its mobile operating system, iOS 12 that promised to bring performance improvements. Though users faced couple bugs, however, the adoption rate does seem like better than last year's iOS 11. After two weeks the update was released to users, it's installed on 46.5% of devices, according to Mixpanel.


Mixpanel says that iOS 12 pre-successor, iOS 11, which has an adoption rate of 38 percent on devices two weeks after its launch, Back in 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 48.15 percent of devices within two weeks. Overall, iOS 12 have an adoption rate of 46.49%, whereas iOS 11 now powers only 46.42% of the devices, iOS 12 successfully overtook iOS 11 adoption rate.

Without a doubt, more and more people will be updating to iOS 12, as Apple said on WWDC 2018 that iOS 12 will bring significant speed improvements, especially on older devices like iPhone 5s or iPhone 6. For instance, swipe for the camera and bring up keyboard are 2 times faster, and share sheet could invoke instantly.

There are couple bugs in the iOS 12.1, but most of them will be addressed when iOS 12.1 released to public users because of the update is still in beta testing. Asides from that, iOS 12 brings popular features like Group Facetime, Digital Health tool called Screen Time, animated emoji called Memoji, Siri Shortcuts for creating custom voice commands, etc.

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Apple released iOS 12 couple weeks ago, though it promised to focus on software quality and privacy issues, however, a bug in the iOS 12 allows anyone to passcode bypass then accesses contacts and photos that works even on iPhone XS, according to a YouTube video posted by EverythingApplePro Channel.


Bypass and access contacts is not simple anymore, as the YouTuber says you will need to invoke Siri, ask it to enable VoiceOver, call the phone number, when the 'slide to answer' interface shown up, click on the message icon twice, then tap on Contact twice, press on the '+' button, then send a message from other device to this device, the display all the sudden change into white screen, tap on and swipe the display many times, enter numbers, tap on a contact, then click on the "i" icon, and you can see the contact info.

Unlike most iPhone passcode bypasses, the process is far complicated, but appears to work, provided the attacker has physical access to a device that has Siri enabled. It works on every iOS 12 devices such as iPhone 5S all the way to iPhone XS, however, it's unclear if it works for non-iOS 12 devices.

Currently, it's likely Apple will fix the bug rather sooner than later, in a form of iOS 12.0.1 or other. Well, it does look like Apple still needs some work on iOS 12, although this seems pretty tricky to do it. We will update if Apple responds the matter.

Apple recently released the latest iOS 12.1 beta for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, which includes the Group FaceTime feature that was removed in iOS 12 beta 8. iPhone XS buyers will require to install a developer beta profile in order to test the beta on your devices.


As early as the September 18, Apple seeded the first beta of the iOS 12.1. Following the official launch of the iPhone XS models, Apple has rolled out a new update for the new devices. Early speed test indicates that iOS 12 is not super stable on these new iPhone models, so hopefully, the update will help make them snappier and more responsive.

Aside from that the Group Facetime feature has been re-added, iOS 12.1 also introduce support ECG app that specially made for Apple Watch Series 4 models. We also expect Apple to introduce new emojis in the update since they did so in IOS 11 last year.

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Apple has officially launched the latest update of the most advanced mobile operating system, iOS 12, on Monday, which it should be stable than iOS 11. However, the adoption rate doesn't look like sharp at all, in fact, it saw an even slower adoption rate compared to iOS 11 and iOS 12. After 48 hours since it was released to users, it was only installed 10% of devices, according to analytics company Mixpanel.


Mixpanel says that iOS 12 pre-successor, iOS 11, which has an adoption rate of 10 percent on devices just 24 hours after its launch, Back in 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 14.45 percent of devices within one day, so it indicates that the iOS 12 was indeed not accepted by users for various reasons, perhaps they more concerned about battery life or stay jailbreak iOS 11.

Sure enough, as more and more people updating to iOS 12, iOS 11 adoption will begin to fall as more people adopt the latest software update designed for iPhone and iPad users. As Apple said on WWDC 2018 that iOS 12 will bring significant speed improvements, especially on older devices like iPhone 5s or iPhone 6. Hopefully, the speed enhancements will ring a bell to users who still rocking their devices. 

In addition to speed improvements, iOS 12 also introduced many highly-anticipated features like Group Facetime that let up to 32 people video call at same time, new Digital Health tool called Screen Time for the purpose of warns you to take a break from using iOS devices, new animated emoji called Memoji, more advanced ARKit 2.0 and new Measure app, Siri Shortcuts for creating custom voice commands, and so much more!

Yesterday, Apple released iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 to the public users, which means new beta versions will soon be rolled out to developers. Not surprisingly, Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1, which it can be download and install once you got a proper profile, from there to install it via OTA.


For iOS 12.1, it appears that Group Facetime has re-added since it removed the feature previously in iOS 12, the feature was highly-popular on business leaders when they hold a conference call. iOS 12.1 will also introduce support ECG app that specially made for Apple Watch Series 4 models. Moreover, developer Steve Though-Smith says iOS 12.1 code suggest future iPad Pros will gain Landscape Face ID feature.

As far as watchOS 5.1 concerned, you may have noticed that when Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 4 last week, there is a footnote in the bottom of a slide, which says watchOS 5.1 will include ECG/EKG app support. There is, however, no features were brought this time to the tvOS 12.1.

On WWD 2018, Carplay was said to support third-party navigation apps, such as Waze and Google Maps. Surely, Google has released its Maps app with Carplay support, nonetheless, take a note here that you will require to update your iPhone to the latest iOS 12 operating system in order to enable the Google Maps app works in your car system.

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