Apple has announced that the newest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 12, will be available starting on Sept. 17. The new OS will come installed on -- and -- and will be available as a free download on all late-model iPhones and iPads (we have ).
The company also announced that software updates for itssmart speaker and will be released on Sept. 17 and that will be released on Sept. 24. The will enable multiroom audio via AirPlay 2 and let you search for songs by lyrics, set multiple timers, and ping and locate other Apple devices in your home. TVOS will get support for Dolby Atmos 4K.
We already know from our time with the beta that iOS 12 focuses primarily on improving the performance across Apple's iOS device lineup -- making iPhones and iPads faster, smoother,and less buggy. That noted, there's no shortage of new features and enhancements including applications that leverage AR, , , and .