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WWDC 2018: Everything Apple announced at its big keynote presentation

This yr’s WWDC is all about device. That implies no new Mac bulletins, no cheap HomePod, no iPhone SE…not anything however iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS. There used to be nonetheless lots to get fascinated by. Apple’s upcoming running techniques are going to ship a bunch of welcome enhancements and new options after they unlock q4. This is the whole lot Apple introduced at its WWDC 2018 keynote presentation, along side hyperlinks to our deeper protection.

iOS 12

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Apple is rolling out iOS 12 with emoji, Memoji, progressed notifications and AR options, and a lot more. 

That is the massive one. Apple’s most well liked units run iOS, and they are getting a large, fats pile of enhancements. Here is a fast checklist of the whole lot introduced, however for a deeper dive, take a look at our iOS 12 characteristic.

Efficiency: Apple’s paying particular consideration to efficiency, in particular on older units. The corporate says that, on an iPhone 6s Plus, apps release as much as 40 p.c sooner, and two times as speedy when there may be a number of heavy multitasking occurring. The digital camera launches 70 p.c sooner, the keyboard pops up 50 p.c sooner, and the percentage menu is two times as speedy, all on an iPhone 6S Plus. 

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Apple’s embracing 5 years’ price of goods with iOS 12, and promising efficiency enhancements even for older units. 

FaceTime: Apple is including staff FaceTime with as much as 32 other people, the facility so as to add other people in the midst of a FaceTime name, the facility to make use of Animoji and Memoji in FaceTime calls, stickers in FaceTime calls, or even video filters.

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FaceTime with as much as 32 other people, and replace Memoji or Animoji to your head. Use stickers, too!

Animoji: There are 4 new Animoji: T-Rex, Ghost, Koala, and Tiger. Animoji clips were lengthened to 30 seconds, too. Animoji (and Memoji) acknowledge whilst you stick out your tongue or wink.

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New animoji in iOS12 will come with the a ghost, a koala, a tiger, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Memoji: iOS 12 introduces a brand new type of Animoji this is made to appear to be your face (or any individual else’s, if you wish to have). Call to mind it as an animated 3-d model of Bitmoji. You’ll customise how your face appears, regulate your hair, and decorate.

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That is Tim Prepare dinner’s Memoji, which can also be styled with other haircuts, eyewear, pores and skin and eye choices and extra. 

Display Time: Monitor how a lot time you or your children spends glued to their iPhone or iPad. You’ll set deadlines through app kind and day, and so they even sync between iPhone and iPad. Create exceptions for apps you all the time need to be had, like training apps.

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iOS 12 in any case will give you the gear you wish to have to watch and keep watch over how a lot you utilize your instrument. For fogeys or those that simply wish to spend much less time on their telephone.

Notifications: In spite of everything, higher iOS notifications! Notifications shall be grouped in combination through app, and you’ll be able to immediately make a choice to have notifications for explicit apps delviered silently. You’ll mark sure signals as vital so that you get them even whilst in Do No longer Disturb mode. 

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At long last, grouped notifications in iOS.

Do Not Disturb: Choose a bedtime, and your display will dim and silence notifications until you unlock your phone the next day. You can also quickly set DND mode to end in an hour, at the end of the meeting you’re in, or when you leave your current location. Perfect for school or the movies.

ARKit 2: With ARKit 2, Apple extends its leadership in mobile augmented reality. There’s improved face tracking, better rendering, a new cross-platform AR file format called USDZ, the ability to save persistent AR states, and the ability for multiple people to share in a single AR experience together. Apple’s even including its own app named Measure that lets you quickly measure real-world objects.

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Apple showed off the augmented reality features of iOS12 in a game using Lego buildings as the setting. 

Photos: Photos gets a bit of a facelift with a new For You tab, event search, sharing suggestions, and smarter search suggestions. It now supports RAW images, including the ability to edit them on an iPad Pro. 

Camera: Portrait mode is improved, the QR code reader is better, and there’s an API for developers to separate layers in a photo, so they can do their own portrait modes and other special effects.

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Siri Shortcuts lets you perform a set of actions all with a single command.

Siri: It looks like Siri is getting a host of improvements in iOS 12. The big one is Siri Shortcuts, which lets you perform a set of actions all with a single command. This represents the first real integration of Workflow into iOS, too. Siri makes intelligent suggestions on the lock screen based on your past history. Siri can give you more facts about more things (including nutrition facts), and help you search for a password, too.

Privacy and Security: Safari can do more to prevent websites from tracking you. iOS can help you automatically generate strong passwords for websites and apps, and store them in Keychain. The passwords list will flag reused passwords, too. If you get one-time use passcodes via SMS, they’ll be suggested for autofill so you don’t have to pop back and forth or memorize them. Third-party password apps get an API to integrate into the keyboard, too.

Overhauled apps: iBooks (now just Books), Stocks, News, and Voice Memos have all been given a redesign and new features.

CarPlay navigation apps: At long last, third-party navigation apps will work in CarPlay. That means you can use Google Maps or Waze in your CarPlay-equipped car.

watchOS 5

We don’t know what features the next Apple Watch will bring, but the next version of watchOS has plenty of goodies. Unfortunately, Apple’s cutting off support for the original Apple Watch (series 0), so if you want this watchOS5 goodness, you’ll need a Series 1, Series 2, or Series 3.

Activity Competitions: Challenge someone to a seven-day contest where you earn points based on the percentage of your rings you close. 

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With watchOS 5,  you don’t have to be so precise about when you start and stop workouts. The watch will remind you.

Workout features: Apple Watch will automatically sense you’re working out, prompt you to start a workout, and give you credit for the workout you’ve already done. Then, it’ll remind you to end a workout. Apple has added new workout types like Hiking and Yoga. Great new features for runners include keeping track of pace, rolling miles, and cadence.

Podcasts: Yep, the podcasts app is coming to Apple Watch.

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Use your Apple Watch as a walkie-talkie! Fun!

Walkie-Talkie: Probably the most fun new watchOS 5 feature, you can have a one-on-one push-to-talk conversation through your Apple Watch. Over!

Siri watch face: The Siri watch face uses machine learning to get better at surfacing the right content for you at the right time. 

No more “Hey Siri”: If you enable “raise to speak” you can just lift your watch to your mouth and tell Siri what to do without saying “Hey Siri” first.

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Grouped notifications aren’t just for iPhone. Apple Watch gets ’em, too.

Better notifications: You get grouped notifications like you do on iPhone, better Do Not Disturb options, and more functions that can be done right from the notification itself.

Student ID cards: Some universities will integrate their student ID cards with Apple Wallet and Watch, so you can just tap your wrist to do everything you need your ID card for—building access, buying stuff, whatever. This feature is rolling out with six universities, with more coming over time.

macOS Mojave

Apple made one thing abundantly clear: it is not going to combine iOS and macOS. The next version of Apple’s computer OS, macOS Mojave (10.14), has plenty of new desktop-exclusive features. Apple did confirm that it plans to bring some of the developer UI framework from iOS over to macOS, updated for Mac features like pointers and hardware keyboards. It’s just an effort to make it easier for developers to make both macOS and iOS apps. Here’s what’s coming in the next macOS.

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Yes! Dark Mode! Maybe it will come to iOS next year…

Dark Mode: It’s a shame this isn’t coming to iOS, but at least macOS is getting a Dark Mode. The desktop, finder, and supporting apps can all change their appearance to a more white-text-on-black-background appearance. Maybe iOS will get this next year?

Dynamic desktop: Special desktop background images can update based on the time of day.

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Stacks cleans up your desktop by grouping similar items, then expanding when you click on the stack.

Stacks: Messy desktops get icons and files grouped by type, and expand when you click on them.

Finder features: The new Gallery view looks like the second coming of CoverFlow. It’s a fast way to locate files by what they look like. Quick Actions let you perform common tasks (like rotating an image) without opening an app, and you can see all of a file’s metadata in the preview pane, without opening the Get Info window.

Quick Look: Mac users are used to checking out a file with the press of a space bar, but you can’t do anything with it. With macOS Mojave, Quick Look lets you perform common actions like rotate images, mark up PDFs, trim video, or share files. 

Screenshots: The screenshots function of macOS takes a cue from iOS, putting recent screenshots into a little floating thumbnail. Leave it there to save it, or click it to edit, markup, or share.

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Yep, 32-person FaceTime calls are coming to Mac, too.

FaceTime: If iOS is getting FaceTime group calls, so is macOS!

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Finally, macOS is getting some of iOS’s most important apps, like News and Home.

New Apps: News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos are all finally coming to the Mac.

Mac App Store: Also taking a page out of iOS’s playbook is the Mac App Store. It gets a new iOS-like design, including all the neat editorial content that the App Store added in iOS 11.

Privacy and Security: The same privacy and security enhancements of iOS 12 are coming to macOS. That means helping prevent websites from tracking you if you don’t want them to, generating strong passwords, and more password features in Safari.

Siri: Siri gets many of the same enhancements as it does on iOS, but with the addition of the Home app, Siri on the Mac can finally control your HomeKit devices.


The customized operating system made for Apple’s TV platform may not be getting the big-ticket features of iOS or macOS, but it’s got a few new tricks up its sleeve.

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Dolby Atmos comes to Apple TV 4K in tvOS 12, with free upgrades for your existing iTunes content.

Dolby Atmos: The last missing piece of the Apple TV 4K puzzle is support for Dolby’s 3D object-based sound format. It’s finally coming, along with lots of Atmos-enabled content in iTunes. Your existing content will be upgraded to Atmos, where applicable, at no charge.

Zero Sign-on: If your TV provider is your internet provider, and your Apple TV access the internet through it, this feature just automatically logs you into any app that your TV provider supports. It’s rolling out first with Charter Spectrum, with other providers to follow.

Aerials: You can tap on the remote to see the location of an Aerial screen saver, and new Earth Aerials show you spectacular views of our planet as seen from the International Space Station.


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