The next version of Apple's iPhone software, iOS 12, will be here September 17 — here are some of the biggest changes coming

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  • Apple’s iOS 12 will be available Monday.
  • The new mobile operating system will have some significant changes, including how notifications are displayed, updates to the Photos app, and a new augmented-reality Measure app to take measurements with only your iPhone camera.
  • Apple says older iPhone models should also get a speed boost after downloading the new operating system.

If you’ve been itching to try Apple’s latest operating system, you’re in luck – iOS 12 will be available to download on Monday, Apple announced at its keynote event on Wednesday.

iOS 12 will come with some significant updates, including a speed boost for older iPhones, a change to the notification system, a new augmented-reality app, and more.

Here are some of the most notable iOS 12 features:

  • A speed boost for older iPhones: Apple says it boasts 40% faster app launches, 50% faster keyboard opening, and 70% faster camera opening.
  • With notification grouping on the lock screen, push notifications will be stacked and grouped by app and topic.
  • With “Siri Shortcuts,” you’ll be able to tell Siri to complete certain strings of commands and tasks.
  • CarPlay, the iPhone integration with certain car infotainment systems, will support Google Maps and Waze.
  • “Screen Time” adds the ability to monitor and limit your time in certain apps.
  • The Photos app will be updated with new search suggestions.
  • A new augmented-reality Measure app will let you – ahem – measure distances with only your phone camera.
  • Apple plans to add FaceTime calling with up to 32 participants later this year, but it won’t be in the iOS 12 release on Monday.

Here’s a full list of the biggest features in iOS 12.

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