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.

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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?

Better notifications


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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

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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…

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