Although it was an "S" year for the iPhone, 2018 was still a busy year for Apple. During the year, the company released a number of new products and accessories, some of which you may have forgotten. Keep reading as we recap of everything – including software and hardware – that Apple released in 2018.
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January As usual, January was a relatively quiet month for Apple. The month passed without hardware releases from the company, but some software updates were released for the various products. IOS 11.2.2 was released on January 9, followed by iOS 11.2.5 on January 23.
Apart from software releases, Apple had a pretty quiet start to the year. In December, however, Apple had just released the iMac Pro, and in February came off the introduction of a specific intelligent speaker.
Apple's January releases:
After several months of delay, HomePod was officially released on February 9. As Zac wrote in his article HomePod Year-in-Review, it's easy to forget that Apple's intelligent speaker has not been available for a full year. In the software programs, Apple continued its trend focus on bug fixes in February, release of iOS 11.2.6 on February 19, as well as updates for watchOS, tvOS and macOS. Here is everything:
Apple's February release:
In March, Apple's first press event took place. This focused on education and took place in Chicago, Illinois. At the event, Apple introduced the latest 9.7-inch iPad with support for Apple Pencil. In March, Apple also saw its space-gray keyboard, Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse as a separate purchases, after he was initially limited to the iMac Pro.
March was also a busy month for software. Apple has released iOS 11.3 with ARKit 1.5, iPhone Battery Health Details, New Animoji, Health Records and more. This is all that Apple has released in March 2018:
Apple's March Releases:
After a busy March for Apple, the situation slowed down again in April. While Apple released its stylish Mac Pro in 2019 and re-entered the display market in April, there were no new hardware versions for Mac or iPad.
As for the iPhone, Apple officially released the (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on April 10th. The iPhone X was not treated with the PRODUCT (RED). Apple also released a slew of new software in April, including a new release of Final Cut Pro and iOS 11.3.1.
Apple's April Releases:
] In May, Apple released AirPlay 2 officially for everyone. After a short delay, AirPlay 2 was introduced as part of IOS 11.4 and offers features such as multi-room and stereo support for HomePod. Apple has also released watchOS 4.3.1 and tvOS 11.4.
In addition to AirPlay, iOS 11.4 included the much-anticipated "Messages in iCloud" feature, which synchronizes your iMessages with your various Apple devices and was originally intended as part of iOS 11
Apple's May Publications :
As always, June was a busy month for Apple as the annual Worldwide Developer Conference took place in San Jose. While this year's focus was not so much on hardware as on the WWDC of 2017, the announced software prepared the rest of the year.
On the WWDC stage, Apple announced a hardware announcement: its latest Apple Watch Pride band and a new Pride face for the Apple Watch. It was, however, in terms of new hardware.
Apple used WWDC to show iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave, and introduced the first developer betas. Apart from that, however, Apple made no noteworthy releases in June, but the software releases were the stage for the rest of the year.
Apple's June Publications:
- Apple Introduces the New Apple Watch Pride Band, Available Today
- Apple announces watchOS 5: podcasts, activity-sharing challenges, automatic workout detection, walkie-talkie ,
- Apple introduces iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad
- Apple announces tvOS 12 with impressive Dolby Atmos audio, updated iTunes content for free, more
- Apple introduces macOS 10.14 Mojave with Dark Mode, Home -App, New App Store, More before
July + August
After a busy June with the WWDC Apple entered the normal summer downturn in July and August. The focus during these months was on the refinement of the upcoming iOS 12 beta release and related updates.
The end of July, however, surprisingly announced the latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Announcing a press release, Apple introduced new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro modes with new Intel chips, a third-generation Butterfly keyboard and more. For the 15-inch model, Apple added for the first time the option for 32 GB of RAM.
Also in July, Apple launched its annual Back to School promo, which offers users a free pair of Beats headphones when they purchase a suitable iPad and Mac models. Apple has also released iOS 11.4.1, watchOS 4.3.2, macOS 10.13.6 and tvOS 11.4.1.
Apple's July + August versions:
September Apple's "Gather Round" event at the Steve Jobs Theater kicked off. At the event, Tim Cook introduced the stage to introduce the Apple Watch Series 4, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR.
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were announced at the event on September 12th. Orders from 14th September and full availability on 21st September. In the meantime, the iPhone XR was announced at the event, but released in October.
The Apple Watch Series 4 was also announced at the event "Gather round". Pre-orders will start on September 14th and the portable shelves will officially be on the market on September 21. In addition to the new iPhone and Apple Watch hardware, Apple also has new Apple Watch tapes, new iPhone XS and XS Max. Sheaths published and shortened its iPhone product range.
According to its new hardware, Apple also released iOS 12, tvOS 12, MacOS Mojave and WatchOS 5 in September.
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The fun continued in October. Mid-month, Apple's colorful iPhone XR was officially pre-ordered on October 19th. The device was released to all on October 26 the following week.
At the end of October, Apple hosted a special event in Brooklyn, New York, to introduce new Macs and iPad professionals. The company announced a brand new MacBook Air as well as a new Mac mini and new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models at the event. The event also featured the new Apple Pencil.
In addition to the new hardware for the flagship, Apple also introduced a new Smart Keyboard Folio, Smart Folio and new dongles for the iPad Pro. Also released in October was iOS 12.1, which included Group FaceTime, new emoji support, support for two SIM cards, and so on.
Apple's October Publications:
- Apple's Colorful New iPhone XR Available Now
- First iPhone XR Pre-Orders for Customers around the World [Gallery]
- Apple unveils the new 2018 iPad Pro Full-featured Color Screen, New Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio
- Smart Keyboard Folio, Smart Folio, and More Now Available for 2018 iPad Pro
- Apple Now Sells a USB-C Male to a 3.5-mm Dongle while the iPad Pro headset drops jack
- Apple introduces new MacBook Air with Retina display, Touch-ID, USB-C and more
- After 1475 days of waiting, Apple introduces the new Mac mini: quad-core ,> 32GB of RAM, all SSDs
- New MacBook Pros with Radeon Pro Vega Graphics Coming Next Month
- Apple Released iOS 12.0.1 with iPhone XS Charging and iPad®? 123 & # 39; Key position set today
- iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, macOS 10.14. 1 and updates for HomePod 12.1 now available
 In the first week of November, Apple officially released the new iPad Pros, MacBook Air and Mac mini to consumers after opening pre-orders in October. On November 14, Apple officially released the 15-inch MacBook with discrete Radeon Pro Vega graphics. The Radeon Pro Vega 16 or Radeon Pro Vega 20 cards represent upgrades of $ 250 and $ 350, respectively.
Apple also released several new Apple Watch bands and iPhone cases in November, including new Nike options , a (PRODUCT) RED Sport Loop and
At the end of the year, December was a surprisingly hectic month for Apple. The company began the month with the release of its long awaited clear iPhone iPhone case. Apple also sold its 18-watt PSU as a single device the same day.
On December 6, Apple officially released watchOS 5.1.2 with new infographic complications and ECG support. The ECG was originally announced at the Apple event in September. In addition, Apple has released iOS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2 and corresponding TVOS and MacOS updates.
2018 was a big year for Apple. While product delays and concerns over overpriced devices persist, the products Apple has brought to market have been well received. Apple has released important updates for its iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac product lines this year, and there is still much to do in 2019. Of course, the elephant in the room is AirPower and the accompanying AirPods case for wireless charging.
Be Safe We will keep you up to date on our full review of the Apple 2018's performance later this week. What do you think about Apple's 2018? How do you rate the performance of the company? Let us know in the comments.
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