Apple’s developer-focused conference WWDC 2018 has stuck to the script, with iOS 12 being at the centre of the event. With iOS 12, Apple is doubling down on performance, and bringing feature such as Augmented Reality (AR) integration with new apps, Siri and its new Siri Shortcuts feature, and updates to the Photos app. A dark mode for certain apps, Apple News integration is Stocks app, and group video calling in FaceTime are some of the most important announcements made at WWDC 2018 keynote. There are also updates to Animojis, notifications, and Activity Reports for a digital detox.
The watchOS 5 is bringing a competition mode that lets users track their own competition against those of their friends. Hindi localisation, Interactive Notifications, web content in mail and messages on Apple Watch, and Apple Podcasts app will be added with the watchOS 5 software.
macOS Mojave is the next-generation software for Mac computers, and will come with a dark theme. Quick Look, improved screenshots with screen capture in the screenshot tool, and Continuity Camera, are some of the other new features in macOS Mojave. The update will also bring the Apple News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home apps to the desktop. Camera and microphone of the computer will get better privacy for all apps on Macs now, and users will get more control on their privacy while browsing in Safari too. Tracking users will become more difficult with Mojave and iOS 12 too as Apple will mask granular data on users’ devices so creating a digital fingerprint becomes difficult. The Mac App Store is getting a refresh too, putting reviews and ratings front and centre.