Apple previews iOS 12: Memoji, tech addiction tool, group FaceTime

Apple previews iOS 12: Memoji, tech addiction tool, group FaceTime

There are rumours that Apple will be doing some form of integration between iOS and macOS apps, but it's not confirmed if we will actually see this announced at WWDC 2018.

The WWDC 2018 will be opened by Apple CEO Tim Cook and it is going to be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, the same venue where Apple has been holding the developer event for years now.

Next, iOS 12 introduces new AR Kit 2 and a brand-new file format for 3D graphics - USDZ. Apple is updating search with iOS 12. You can now facetime with up to 32 people.

As people speak, they are presented as tiles. It's like an RPG character creation - you have a ton of options for everything - hair, face, freckles, eyes, sunglasses, ears, you name it.

Other MacBook models that could see updates this week include the 12-inch MacBook, which was most recently update during last year's WWDC, and the MacBook Air which, although it received a minor spec bump alongside its counterparts last year, has not seen a significant upgrade since 2015. 6 percent of Android users are now on the last version. What do you expect Apple to announce during the keynote?

Apple has made a series of hires to compete with conversational AI assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa.

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"Shortcuts" will even start suggesting commands based on your regular routine.

Earlier, Messages was rolled out for mobile devices with the iOS 11.4 update. In a demo run by Lego, two iPads were shown to be running an AR game focused on a small lego building. The Stocks app is coming to the iPad too. If this sounds familiar, it should - Google is already doing that with Android P.

Michael Facemire, Vice President and Principal Analyst at global market research firm Forrester also said: "From a developer standpoint, the biggest thing we're looking forward to is being able to build applications for iOS and have them be functional on the MacOS platform". You can limit the usage of your kids iDevices - set time limits on app, downtime on specific hours (bedtime), or always allow some apps. This feature will help iPhone and the iPad users cut down on screen time and from time to time do a digital detox. You will get to know how much time you are spending with your iPhone.

Apple is reusing an Apple Music idea and adding a "For You" tab.

The activity report can be sent to a parent's iPhone. There is also support for web content.

Tongue detection will allow Animoji characters to mimic the tongue movement of the iPhone owner.

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