Apple on Monday unveiled iOS 12 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Set for full release this fall, the company’s mobile operating system is currently in developer preview, with a public beta expected later this month.
Heading into the announcement, I came up with a wish list of what I humbly wanted to see in the update. Here’s what made the cut and what (still) is nowhere to be seen.
What’s new in iOS 12?
With iOS 12, notifications are now grouped by app, removing the never-ending list of notifications that greeted me each morning.
There’s a drop-down arrow to unveil all notifications in a particular bundle and tools to adjust an app’s notification settings directly from the lock screen.
There’s still some work to be done on notifications, but this is a good start.
Better parental controls
Even though this was toward the bottom of my wish list, it honestly was something I hoped for more than anything else. I have three kids, each with their own iPod touch. I’ve grown frustrated over the years with Apple’s lack of in-depth parental controls.
With iOS 12’s Screen Time feature, all users will have access to granular information about time spent in specific apps, how many times a device is unlocked per day, and the number of notifications each app…