WHILE APPLE MADE as song and dance about is new news, TV and games services, it has also been dressing up iOS to support them.
Cupertino's iOS 12.2 release will hardly be a night-and-day update over previous versions, but it will bring in a suite of features.
Not only will there be re-jigged apps to incorporate the new services Apple is bringing to the market, starting with Apple News+, but there will also be support for... wait for it... new Animojis; be still our beating heart.
If you're the type of person who feels a stirring in your loin at being a cartoonish digital owl, bear, shark or giraffe, then you're in luck as they're all now supported.
For fans of more practical, and frankly less creepy updates, Apple has tweaked the user interface for Apple Music and AirPlay and has added support for its second-generation AirPods.
The Wallet app will display the recent transactions below the cards they were made on, and Apple Pay Cash has also been given some attention and now lets users transfer the balances of a virtual card to their bank account, providing they're using a Visa debit card.
Other tweaks include improved audio for Messages with the ability to leave voice missives at 24,000Hz using the Opus codec, improved Siri interactions when controlling Apple TV from an iOS device, and a whole host of security fixes and bug squashes.
And really that's about it. Yeah don't look at us like that, we told you it was a suite of minor tweaks.
Apple will likely show off a fresher take on iOS in the summer during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, with iOS 13 then expected top pop up in the next iPhone.
As for iOS 12.2, it's rolling out now for iPhone and iPads, so get updating if you're using an iThingy. µ
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