Apple is due to unveil iOS 12 at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The company almost always introduces new major features with every new iteration of its mobile platform but that might not be the case this year. Word on the street is that Apple is going to delay some iOS 12 features to 2019 as it’s prioritizing performance and reliability improvements.

Axios reports that Apple SVP Craig Federighi has told the company’s software division to delay some major iOS projects and to focus on improving the performance and reliability matters for iOS 12.

Some iOS 12 features like a complete refresh of the Home screen have reportedly been delayed to next year. This will enable the company to dedicate more resources to fixing bugs and making overall improvements to its mobile platform.

Additional iOS 12 features that may have been delayed to next year include a refreshed CarPlay experience, photo editing and sharing enhancements as well as an overhaul of the native Mail application.

iOS 12 will bring some significant improvements, according to the report, but in areas like augmented reality and parental controls. It would make sense for Apple to take this step as the company has recently come under fire for bugs and issues with its mobile platform.

Whether or not this move will pay off is another matter entirely because some team members are reportedly not convinced that any major noticeable improvements to overall stability will be achieved by this.

Apple has not confirmed or denied this report.

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