Apple may skip these features in iOS 12, save them for iOS 13

Every year, Apple launches a new iOS version for iPhone and iPad users, packing it with several new features. But it looks like the Cupertino-based tech firm is adopting the macOS update strategy as it is said to skip some new features in the upcoming ‘iOS 12’ and focus solely on making it more stable release.

Just a day before the company reveals its fourth quarter results for the year 2017, a report coming from Axios claims that most of the key features, which could’ve been the highlight of iOS 12, are now delayed. These are likely to arrive next year (2019), probably with ‘iOS 13’.

Apple employees were reportedly briefed about the plans by the company’s software head Craig Federighi in a meeting earlier this month. Some of the key features that are said to be no-show in iOS 12 include updates to the Mail app, improvements in the Camera app, new features for photo-editing and sharing.

Instead of these features, Federighi and his team is said to focus on the OS’ stability on iPhone and iPad models. However, this doesn’t mean there won’t be any new features in iOS 12. The report expects features like ARKit enhancements, new digital health capabilities and better controls by parents to arrive in the OS version. The handsets may become ‘more responsive’ and ‘less prone to cause customer support issues.’

Although there is no official word on the matter, we may get a clearer picture of what’s about to come at this year’s WWDC 2018 conference.

Skipping new features for more stability in its OS version is not a new move for Apple. The company has been doing this with OS versions like Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, and High Sierra, all of which were a more stable version of Leopard, Lion and Sierra OSes.

 For now, Apple is being said to be developing its iOS 11.3, which is supposed to hand over more controls of the handset’s battery and performance settings to users.

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