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  • Writer's pictureJacob Ng

Top Features of iOS 12 and macOS 10.14

Recently (a month ago), Apple announced the new operating systems for iOS devices and Mac: iOS 12 and macOS Mojave (respectively). They were packed with new features and abilities, so I am compiling a list of the best ones.

Dark Mode

A long awaited feature for all devices has been dark mode. Though, yes, the Mac did sort of have a dark mode, it only stylised the menubar and dock. With macOS Mojave, it applies an inverted colour scheme onto all base Apple apps (Settings, Finder, etc.) and can even apply to some third-party apps. Unfortunately, dark mode isn't on iOS yet, but Smart-Invert has gotten smarter.

Notification Grouping

The iOS Notification Centre can easily get crowded. Apple combated this by introducing notification grouping. It will automatically group notifications from apps, time periods and people together to make it easier to navigate through your notifications.

Group FaceTime

Many third-party apps have implemented this as a feature, and Apple has finally caught up. With the stock FaceTime app, you can now call up to 32 people at once.

Siri Shortcuts

With Siri Shortcuts, you can automate simple tasks with Siri (similar to IFTTT). You can control many smart devices and applications with this feature. For example, saying "Hey Siri, I lost my keys!" can automatically trigger Tile to find your keys.


This feature will save many people's desktops from over-cluttering. It will group desktop items into apps, time, or size.

So, all this is cool and all, but how do I get it? Well, the official release is set to September, but you can download the public beta if you just can't wait. The beta can affect on your devices' speed and performance, so download with caution.

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