New iOS Update Follows Up Apple's Latest Offerings
Apple has been dominating headlines recently for throwing out updates and new products like candy. After a major event that served as the grand reveal for several new services, the tech giant appropriately followed up with an iOS software update.
The main feature of iOS 12.2 is its ability to support Apple News+. For $10 per month, Apple News+ users gain access to top articles and magazine issues as chosen by Apple editors. The update also allows user to access content while offline, and receive personalized recommendations based on their history. Other services like Apple Arcade, Apple TV Channels, Apple TV+, and the Apple Card credit card will be released sporadically throughout the year, and will likely get their own iOS updates when the time comes.
Apple's next generation AirPods will also be a major component of iOS 12.2. Thanks to the new H1 chip, users can now summon Siri without having to touch the headphones at all. The voice assistant will also be able to display videos from an iOS device onto an Apple TV, which essentially turns your mobile devices into a virtual remote.