When Apple announced its new iPhones last week, the company also confirmed when it will be releasing iOS 12 for existing handsets. The latest update for its operating system was detailed at the company’s WWDC 2018 event a few months ago and it has been in beta since then. Now, iOS 12 is available for download to the public.

iPhone models from the iPhone 5S up all support iOS 12. The software update is also supported by the sixth-generation iPod touch, iPad mini 2, 3, and 4, iPad Air and iPad Air 2, fifth-generation iPad, iPad (2018), all iPad Pro models.

Apple’s main focus with iOS 12 has been to improve the system’s performance to make the OS feel faster particularly on older devices that users feel have gone sluggish and thus complain about. Several new features have been added, though, such as tools to help users better track the time they spend on the phone and in apps. The notifications experience has been improved as well since they will be grouped together by app now which will make it easier to manage and mute them.

Some native apps such as Apple News, Stocks, iBooks, and Voice Memos have all received new designs. Improvements have been made to Animoji as well. However, one feature that many were looking forward to which was group FaceTime chats with up to 32 people has been delayed until later this year.

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