iOS 12, a smaller iOS update releasing in 2018, is said to include new Animoji features, Group FaceTime, a redesigned Stocks app and more.
This information comes in another new report from Bloomberg, who has a great reputation for predicting Apple’s future hardware and software plans.
Animojis will reportedly become a bigger and more important part of iOS with the release of iOS 12. There will be new characters, and the UI for choosing Animojis will be redesigned as well. They will also be coming to the 2018 iPad with Face ID, marking the first time they will be available on a device other than the iPhone X.
Group FaceTime is also a possibility for iOS 12. However, Bloomberg reports that it is, “being explored but might not be ready for this year.”
A redesigned Stocks app is also in the works, which hasn’t seen any major changes since the release of iOS 7 in 2013.
Also being worked on is more advanced Siri integration into search, and a refreshed photo import screen for iPad.
Finally, Do Not Disturb will get new features, that, “give users more options to automatically reject phone calls or silence notifications.”
Bloomberg previously reported that iOS 12 would feature cross-platform apps between iOS and macOS, new parental controls to monitor screen time and multiplayer capabilities for augmented reality games.