The WWDC keynote is a time of major announcements from Apple, and 2018 is no different. Here's the lowdown on the major announcements from Apple at this year's developer conference.
Apple announced iOS 12, with improvements to augmented reality, including ARKit 2.0, along with updates for Siri, and the new Measure app. There are also enhancements for the News app, Messages, Facetime, Do Not Disturb. iOS 12 will be available for all users later this year.
With watchOS 5, Apple is making a lot of improvements to the Activity app, including custom challenges that you can send to your friends to see if they can beat you. The Workouts app has also added support for Yoga workouts, as well as Hiking workouts. There's also Walkie-Talkie, which lets you push to talk to immediately talk with your friends, and works over both cellular and Wi-Fi. The Siri watch face is adding live Sports scores, Maps, and your heart rate. Predictive Siri Shortcuts are also coming to the Siri face, as are third-party apps.
Apple is adding support for Dolby Atmos, and is adding new live news providers around the world for the TV app. Canal+ in France, Salt in Switzerland, and Charter Spectrum have partnered with Apple to allow access to their channel lineups through the Apple TV instead of a cable box. tvOS is also gaining a "Zero Sign-On" feature, which unlocks apps for use with your cable subscription when you're on your broadband provider's network.
macOS Mojave adds a dark mode, updates to the Finder such as the Gallery view and quick actions, and desktop stacks for better organization of your desktop. It's also easier to take screenshots, including from the web, and you'll get quick access to markup tools. Continuity Camera is a new feature that can automatically add a photo taken from your iPhone directly to a document on your Mac. The Mac is also getting the News app, which the app already on iPhone and iPad. Apps like Stocks and Home are coming to Mojave as well.
Apple is also introducing a shared app platform, providing developers and users a sneak peek at an initiative that will allow iOS apps to migrate over to macOS with minimal code changes.
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