Apple shifts approach on feature development, report says

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According to the report, Apple's person-to-person video and audio calling app FaceTime is set to receive two major upgrades.

Apple will still release iOS 12 in the spring as usual, but the company is allowing its engineers to delay the release of some features so they can instead focus on reliability and performance. Instead, iOS 12 will bring Apple fans something a lot more important, and it's a "feature" that you might not even notice at first.

Last week, Apple's walled garden suffered a major breach as the iBoot code for iOS leaked onto the web. It should help when it comes to quality issues. iOS 11 hasn't been ideal so far.

And that has sometimes meant making mistakes-random crashes and battery drainage, freezing apps, weird autocorrect bugs. But, again, don't expect these features in iOS 12. In addition to this, Apple is also working on a new iPad model which will feature the new Face ID camera.

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Although the tight deadlines and a multitude of features may not be appreciated by Apple engineers, the feature-packed updates are definitely appreciated by consumers and have kept them tied to the Apple ecosystem. You might be able to replace your face with an Animoji during a FaceTime call too. In its request, Apple wrote that, based on the forks it reviewed, "we believe that all or most of the forks in these networks are infringing to the same extent as the parent repositories". After setting up the augmented reality board, all users could see the same virtual elements at the same place. The iPad will reportedly get tabs within apps so you can run several windows inside a single app, and also run these windows from the same app side by side. The company aims to improve Siri's usage, including integrating the assistant into search view.

And then, there's the elephant in the room. One of the most interesting, Gurman says, will enable developers to create apps that work on both macOS and iOS. For iPhone owners, it's a sign that the smartphone in their pocket is more likely to behave as expected, reducing some of the apprehension when it comes to installing the newest version of iOS. This release will also feature universal apps that work across iOS devices and Mac computers. This wouldn't be surprising given that Apple Watch and iMessage apps can also be downloaded from the iOS App Store.

Apple has yet to confirm the change, but the reported strategy isn't surprising. It feels like those platforms are now almost mature.