At this year’s developers’ conference, Apple is likely to introduce the next iteration of its mobile operating system iOS, iOS 12. So far not many details are available about the upcoming OS. However, one of the websites has shared some illustrations on how Apple may revamp the lock screen with iOS 12.
Shown in multiple concept images by the iHelp BR (via 9to5 Mac), the iOS 12 lock screen could get Apple Watch-like Complication feature. This means that users will be able to choose app shortcuts that will be shown on the lock screen and will make it easier to access them. These icons are said to support 3D Touch, using which will show users a detailed view. The images show complications for apps such as the Phone app, weather, music, stocks and more. There could also be an always-on mode for iPhone X-like what we have seen in several Android smartphones. The feature will show the complications (shortcut buttons) and the time with a ‘fading effect’.
Apple iOS 12 may introduce a ‘new’ volume indicator that doesn’t take much of the screen area. In the iPhone X, the volume indicator is shown on the top left corner for a few seconds in one of the images shared on the website. Another feature shown is the ‘dark mood’. It is worth noting that all these iOS 12 features are just rumors and are shown in concept images. We are yet to see how many of these actually see the light of the day. Apple last week sent out invitations for its WWDC 2018 that will take place at McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California. Besides iOS 12 Apple is expected to reveal the next version of macOS, tvOS, and wearOS.