Apple is giving the iPhone a more fluid UI with some tiny tweaks in iOS 12 designed to shave tenths of seconds off each interaction.
You may not even notice the changes once iOS 12 launches to the public, but in a session at WWDC last week, Apple revealed how you can now perform actions without waiting for UI animations to finish. It sounds like an insignificant update, but once you see it in action you’ll be swooning for iOS 12’s release.
Prepare to be wowed:
iOS 12 UI tweaks
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The changes aren’t major but when you’re interacting with your iPhone over a hundred times a day, all those extra seconds add up. Minimizing device usage and screen addiction has become one of Apple’s main goals with iOS 12. This looks like another way to help you get to what you want faster so you can spend less time on your iPhone.
With iOS 12 you can now swipe to go home, then swipe to the next page on your home screen while the app is closing. You can go into multitasking while an app is launching. If you launch an app and realize it’s the wrong app, you can now shoot it back down while it’s opening.
There’s also a new option to interact with an app as it launches, which looks like the most useful of the UI changes.
Even though iOS 12 got the biggest chunk of stage time at the WWDC 2018 keynote there are still tons of new little tidbits that are being revealed as developers dig into the changes. Check out our full list of iOS 12 tweaks and features.