Apple's Alleged Upcoming iPad May Feature Face ID Technology

Apple has a plan to fight iOS bugs

Apple is now working on an iOS update codenamed "Peace" and a macOS update called "Liberty", expected to be released as iOS 12 and macOS 10.14, respectively.

According to the Bloomberg article, the only feature to expect on the iPad in iOS 11 is for Apple's Animoji characters to arrive on the iPad (which would match with rumors suggesting that Face ID is coming to the tablet).

In good news for iPhone users sick of buggy iOS software, Apple is revamping its entire development schedule to focus on perfecting what it's got instead of relentlessly churning out new features. While TrueDepth and Animojis are now exclusive to the iPhone X, the report indicates that a new iPad model will include the necessary hardware to support the feature.

Apple has been criticized for several humiliating failures in quality assurance with iOS 10 and 11 related to the keyboard and Apple Pay Cash. Under the new scheme, major features will be planned over a two-year period, with engineers having more leeway to delay features that need more work.

Apple' solution: don't pressure developers to cram flashy features into apps ahead of stability.

Apple will reveal its next major platform update for mobile devices, iOS 12, in the summer this year before eventually releasing it in the fall. This includes a framework for third parties to develop apps that will work on iOS and macOS devices - part of what was reported on earlier by the outlet's Mark Gurman.

The New York Post reports individuals within a jailbreak community encouraged a "low-level" Apple employee to leak iBoot's source code in 2016, resulting in the biggest leak in Apple's history.

Quoting sources, the report claims that Apple software chief Craig Federighi last month laid out a new strategy for the company's army of engineers.

Apple has a very convincing rational behind delaying various features and adopting a new iOS release cycle.

According to Bloomberg's sources, Apple will now start working on next two years of updates and engineers are now given the discretion to put new features on the backburner if they feel the code is not polished enough for shipping.

Oh, and the iOS 12 update will have a redesigned, built-in Stocks app. Internally speculated to be known as "Peace", what will later most likely become iOS 12, is expected to be released in September of 2018. Apple might also wait on rolling out some new Apple Pencil features, as well as a new toggle in the email app to mute threads.

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