Apple is changing its iOS strategy to focus on reliability and performance

Apple releases Battery Health tool for iPhones

Apple releases Battery Health tool for iPhones

The company hopes to introduce new functionality that will allow users to use Animoji in FaceTime so they can control the animated faces that mirror their behaviors in real time while communicating with others.

Although Apple reportedly scaled back its upcoming release of iOS 12 to focus on squashing bugs and improving stability, a new Bloomberg story spotlights several key features the company expects to add to the iOS and Mac platforms.

The Cupertino tech conglomerate, Apple, is doing wonders in the tech industry ever since it debuted with iPhone X with the new face ID feature. Apple launches an upgrade to its mobile operating system iOS at its annual developers event WWDC held in June every year. In addition to prioritizing quality over quantity, so insiders say, the engineers will also have greater flexibility to push back the release of features that still need time to flawless. They no longer have to follow a strict schedule and can push back a feature if they feel it needs more work. "Apple has shaken up its iOS software plans for 2018, delaying some features to next year in an effort to put more focus on addressing performance and quality issues", says the Axios report quoting sources. These include redesigned home screens for the iPhone, iPad, and CarPlay. The updated features for iOS 12 is expected to have new characters and easier-to-navigate menu.

Apple (aapl) is making a big change to the way it updates its software for iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads, by relaxing its development schedule. Craig Federighi, Apple's senior VP of software engineering, informed engineers at the company last month of the new strategy.

Universal apps that work across iPhone, iPad and Mac are also set to arrive with iOS 12, according to past rumours. Returning to rock-solid software pays dividends for the iPhone's reputation, while minimizing the number of changes in iOS 12 should help developers get their apps up to speed more rapidly.

It's probably also good news for software engineers at Apple, who may get to take a break now and then from the relentless marching forward of the army - though some all-nighters are most likely still in their future.

So if you're an iOS user and you've been jonesing for those features, just be patient. This includes a feature which would have made it possible to run multiple windows in one app with users being able to click between them like tabs in a web browser.

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