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MacStories iOS 12 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Federico Viticci, has written the definitive iOS 12 review at MacStories:

    After years of unabated visual and functional changes, iOS 12 is Apple’s opportunity to regroup and reassess the foundation before the next big step – with one notable exception.

    There’s seventeen pages here, but it’s the most in-depth and informative review on the OS by a large margin.

  2. atlastitsok


    Anybody have the cliff notes? Are those even still a thing?

    Overall I like ios12. Wouldn’t call it ground breaking by any means but some quality of life type upgrades.
    KidLightning likes this.
  3. Elder Lightning

    A lightning bolt without a cloud in the sky Supporter

    I might read it all later, but so far I just read the first page and the last (substantive) page, 16.
  4. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    I'm wondering if they've finally addressed enough of my requirements to drop my jailbreak (currently on iOS 11.3.1). Stacked notifications being a big one (along with the other notification enhancements), and carplay support for mapping apps being another. As much fun as it is to be able to demonstrate how I can play YouTube videos on my car's head unit, I don't actually use that feature. I just use it for Waze.

    Most of the other jailbreak features I'll lose out on are nice-to-haves not deal-breakers.
  5. FrankieThe4th

    things have never been stranger Prestigious

    shoutout to Nearer My God being featured in at least one screenshot.
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  6. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    i'm pretty sure this update allows carplay support for google maps...which is a huge game changer for me. I've been waiting for that for years.
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  7. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    Yeah, I think Waze is supported as well. Even on the jailbreak community, a lot of people are taking the plunge and crossing their fingers that a jailbreak comes. I'm in the process of updating my phone now.
  8. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    I just tried to get this update on my iPhone's and after running the install a few times I keep getting the same error message, "an error occurred with the OS update...try again later". Anyone else?
  9. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    I forgot to check Google Maps through CarPlay on the way in to work. I’m going to have to see later today! I hope it works. Now all we need is wireless CarPlay!
  10. GageStillAlive

    Still Alive Supply Co. Supporter

    This would be huge! I hate plugging in every time I jump in the car.
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  11. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    That’s the only reason I don’t use it more. Plug in? In 2018? It’s just wrong.
  12. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    This is already a thing with certain models/manufactures. My mom's 2017 BMW X5 has it.
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  13. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    For real?!? Man I hope my car gets that soon!

    I also tried Google Maps with CarPlay and it worked. What I wish I could do though (and I’m probably the only one) is justbhave the turn by turn instructions on the screen. I generally prefer that to the lady telling me where to go...just my preference!
  14. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    Not exactly sure what you mean but I had no issue w/ Google maps running in the background while spotify was up and only having pop up directions whenever a turn was immanent.
  15. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    I just mean I prefer the written turn by turn vs the talk through. Just a preference. I know it works the other way. Plus, I tend to reroute a lot so again, I like the written because it’s easy to reset. But I’d like the written turn by turn on the screen then it would be easier to see!