In combination with the release of iOS 12 and TVOS 12, Apple has updated three of its optional iOS apps, namely GarageBand, Apple Support and Apple TV Remote.
Apple TV Remote has been upgraded to support the screen sizes of two upcoming iPhones, the 6.1-inch iPhone XR and the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. The first shipments of the XS Max hit boards and thresholds on September 21, while the XR is due in October.
Also added in Remote is the ability to use AutoFill to enter passwords in Apple TV apps.
New to Apple Support is the ability to purchase AppleCare + for existing devices, as well as a simplified process for resetting an Apple ID password.
GarageBand has won a collection of Touch Instrument and Drummer Apple Loops and especially import and playback of MIDI files, which could simplify projects for some musicians. MIDI is a sector-wide composition format with small file formats, making it easy to transfer songs from one device or instrument to another.
iOS 12 offers better performance for older devices, ARKit 2, screen time, Siri shortcuts and a host of other improvements.
tvOS 12 brings Dolby Atmos sound, "zero sign-on" for some cable providers, and compatibility with remote controls, in addition to other changes.