Apple may currently be in the process of testing iOS 11.3 with registered developers and public testers but have you been thinking further ahead into the future about iOS 12?

If rumors are to be believed, it looks very likely that Apple will focus on stability and security enhancements with iOS 12 and forego any huge changes, but let’s take a look at what we think we already know about the next-generation of iOS.

As mentioned above, it seems that Apple has internally decided to push back any major changes to iOS into 2019, which would be in time for the release of iOS 13. It’s speculated that the company was planning on making major changes to the Home screen for the first time since 2007, as well as to some core native apps which ship with iOS, such as the stock Mail app. However, an internal meeting with team members resulted in focus being shifted to actually trying to stabilize iOS in terms of stability and security. This probably makes perfect sense considering the PR nightmare that Apple has had over the last few months where iOS is concerned.

Taken that focus into consideration, which, in all honesty, is probably the right decision by Apple, we should still see some changes with iOS 12. The next major release is expected to see new functionality which will let parents monitor their kids’ overall usage and screen time as well as making some fairly decent changes to the FaceTime functionality. Apple is also expected to integrate Emoji 11.0 into iOS 12, as announced by the Unicode Consortium recently. That will mean that iPhone and iPad owners will have access to a whopping new 157 emoji characters.

As always, Apple is expected to give the first official glimpse of iOS 12 at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2018) which will be held on June 4 at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. That glimpse will include hands-on sessions with Apple’s engineers, as well as the release of the first pre-release beta seed to developers. A final release to the public will come later in the year around September/October time.

(Image: iOS 12 wishlist features)

Make sure that you bookmark this page if you are eagerly wanting to find out exactly what Apple could introduce with the release of iOS 12 later this year. As more information becomes known, which will include first-party and third-party leaks closer to the time, we will be continuously updating this post to make it a continuously growing and dynamic resource on iOS 12.

History has shown us that we can generally get a fairly accurate insight into what’s coming ahead of time and we want to keep you posted.

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