Geared Up Podcast: Hands-on with iOS 12


Geared Up co-hosts Todd Bishop, left, and Andru Edwards check out the new MeMojis on iOS 12. (GeekWire Photo / Clare McGrane)

iOS, Apple Watch, Siri — oh my! Apple just wrapped up its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and it announced new features and upgrades to some of its most popular software. We tell you everything you need to know on this week’s episode of Geared Up.

The big-money item is iOS 12, the newest version of Apple’s operating system for the iPhone and iPad. iOS 12 has plenty of interesting and useful new features, and we’ve been testing them on the early access developer beta of the software. Get ready for a smarter Siri, some killer AR applications and lots of goofy MeMojis. We’ll also give you the rundown on the new features included in the next macOS, Mojave, along with updates to the Watch OS and the Apple TV OS.

Listen to the episode in the player below or subscribe to Geared Up in your favorite podcast app to listen on the go.

This week’s stories:

  • Apple introduces iOS 12, with a smarter Siri and more augmented reality features
  • Apple’s new macOS: Dark Mode, a souped up Finder window, additional screenshot effects and more
  • Siri Shortcuts vs. Alexa Skills: How Apple is tapping apps to compete with Amazon’s voice assistant

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