Tim Cook kicked off the annual Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC) 2018 of Apple with the statement “Today is all about software” on Monday in San Jose, California. Like Tim said, the conference didn’t talk about any hardware instead, they showed a ton of new software features. If you are looking to get an overview of what happened at Apple’s WWDC 2018 then you have come to the right place. We will tell you all the important highlights from Apple WWDC 2018.
Apple is continuously improving their state of the art mobile operating system by pushing upgrades every year, and this year was no different. The new iOS 12 coming later in fall will feature digital well-being tools which allow its users to get a detailed analysis of how they use their device. Like Google’s Android P, users in iOS 12 will also be able to put a limit on how much they use their device. Seems like a pretty smart solution for extending battery life by both tech giants. Apple is now bringing grouped notifications to save you from scrolling down to eternity on your lock screen.
Apple’s major focus in iOS 12 is Augmented Reality (AR). They are introducing Memoji, an AR tool which will allow its users customize the faces and create new emojis out of them. If you want to stick out your tongue at someone then Apple has got your back with new tongue detection feature in Animoji. Facetime now supports group calls with upto 32 people simultaneously. Siri will now provide suggestions for app actions. There is new Shortcuts app where users can create and perform multi-step routines.
Apple announced their new macOS Mojave by continuing tradition of naming their operating systems after beautiful landscapes. New macOS has a dark side, that does not mean it will join the Darth Vader’s fan club instead, it will change its theme into dark colors so that users can focus more on content. Dark mode not only turns Finder windows black, but XCode too.
There is a lot of emphasis on privacy, new Safari privacy protection features can block tracking from social networking websites. It can also prevent advertisers from tracking the browsing activities of users as well. Mojave will allow its users to quickly organize their desktop into stacks. Apple will also improve its app store in new macOS.
Apple always focused fitness with its smart watch, the WatchOS 5 will include a new Yoga mode. Also, it will now be able to automatically detect a workout, and it can start recording on its own. Apple upcoming new WatchOS 5 will allow its users to use their Apple Watches like walkie-talkies. Siri will be activated just by raising wrist towards face.