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New iOS Features

Report: Apple to Delay New iOS Features Until 2019

Apple's Software
January 30, 2018

Apple could delay the launch of new iOS features until next year. Instead, Cupertino will focus on addressing performance and quality issues this year, according to Axios.

In a new post, Axios explains:

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, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Apple has been criticized of late, both for security issues and for a number of quality issues, as well as for how it handles battery issues on older devices.

Among of the updates delayed until next year include a refresh of the iOS home screen and in-car user interfaces, and tweaks to core apps like Mail and Photos.

Apple typically announces new iOS versions in June at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). A public iOS release follows in the fall alongside the release of new iPhones. More minor updates are released elsewhere during the year.

Last week, Apple announced iOS 11.3, which includes new battery tracking tools for older iPhones, the introduction of health records for Apple Health, new animoji, and more.