Apple Delays iOS Home Screen Redesign to Focus on Stability

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in iOS, Mobile with 51 Comments

In an effort to fix the disaster that is iOS 11, Apple is reportedly delaying some major features for iOS 12. The company is instead focusing on stability and security of the OS, reports Axios.

Apple has been widely criticised for iOS 11’s poor performance. So instead of releasing more new features, the company will now be focusing on improving the stability as well as the security of the OS. In order to make time for the improvements, Apple will be delaying some new features that were initially planned for iOS 12. The company is reportedly working on a much-needed home screen redesign for iOS, which is now scheduled for 2019 — possibly coming out with iOS 13. It is no secret that iOS desperately needs a new home screen design, but we will have to wait until next year for the new, and hopefully improved home screen. No details on what’s actually changing, though.

Bloomberg reports that Apple is still working to get the universal app platform for iOS and macOS ready by 2018. Updates to ARKit to enable multiplayer augmented reality games, Camera improvements, enhancements to the sharing experiences, and improvements to some core apps are, however, being delayed to 2019. But the company is still building new app and screen usage limitation abilities for parents that’ll allow parents to limit their children’s usage of iPhones and iPads by 2018. What’s more, Cupertino is making improvements to FaceTime on its operating systems for this year, though details regarding the updates are scarce.

Apple has been under a lot of fire in the recent months due to an unstable iOS update, security concerns on macOS, and the major iPhone performance throttling controversy. The company is set to release iOS 11.3 next month to address some of the concerns regarding iPhone’s performance throttling, and it’ll likely take the wraps off iOS 12 at this year’s WWDC.

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