Reports are popping up that Apple is working on bringing Animoji characters to the new iPad model that’s expected to launch later this year. However, the company doesn’t stop there, reports are claiming that Apple is bringing the fun animated characters to FaceTime as well.
Bloomberg reports that Apple is planning on bringing Animoji to the new Face ID iPad which is expected to launch this year. In addition, these fun characters will also be added to FaceTime and will work similar to the filters found in Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram thanks to iOS 12.
“Apple plans to integrate Animojis into FaceTime, letting people put virtual faces over themselves in video calls. (Technology to bring multi-person conferencing to FaceTime video calls is being explored but might not be ready for this year.)”
The upcoming software codenamed “Peace” will also introduce universal apps that will work across iPhones, iPads and Macs. If you’re looking for iOS 12 to bring a lot of cool new features, you’ll be disappointed, rumor has it that Apple is focusing on consistency rather than software innovation for iOS 12 and all the big “wow” factor features will be saved for iOS 13 or later.
“Software chief Craig Federighi laid out the new strategy to his army of engineers last month, according to a person familiar with the discussion. His team will have more time to work on new features and focus on under-the-hood refinements without being tied to a list of new features annually simply so the company can tout a massive year-over-year leap, people familiar with the situation say. The renewed focus on quality is designed to make sure the company can fulfill promises made each summer at the annual developers conference and that new features work reliably and as advertised.”
Even though we won’t be getting major updates in iOS 12, it is nice to know that Apple will release an operating system that will be able to run correctly without major bugs. To read the entire article, head over to Bloomberg’s website.