Here’s everything Apple announced during its WWDC keynote today

Daniel Fowler
June 5, 2018

Apple says that it's "doubling down on performance" with iOS 12, bringing the update to all devices that run iOS 11 to help them run better.

iOS 12 notably promises performance improvements for earlier model iPhones and iPads, as well as new messaging features such as Group Facetime, Memojis, and more robust Animojis.

The Siri upgrade will integrate the voice-based technology with more outside apps.

Shortcuts can also help Siri act as a business assistant throughout your day. FaceTime is also integrated into Messages so you can go from a group chat into a group FaceTime, and people can drop out whenever they want.

"The privacy thing has gotten totally out of control", Cook said.

Apple says Safari will prevent share buttons and widgets on websites from tracking users without their permission.

Apple just revealed what's next for the iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

Apple is gearing up for a huge iOS 12 update! In normal situations, app launches are 40 percent faster, the keyboard pops up 50 percent faster, and opening the camera happens up to 70 percent faster than before.

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The company also announced a new Pride Edition of Apple Watch. There will also be grouped notifications, which means no more WhatsApp notifications overloading your phone's lock screen. It'll be available on the Apple Watch Series 1 and later, so anyone with an original Apple Watch will remain on watchOS 4. The latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android P, also comes with an "app dashboard" which allows users to set time limits on individual apps as well as a wind-down mode before bedtime that stops notifications and turns the screen to greyscale. Notifications will also be more interactive, allowing users to rate a driver or check into their flight right from the notification on their watch.

WWDC viewers were offered a preview of tvOS 12, which includes Dolby Atmos audio and features that make the the Apple TV easier to access.

Apple is making a new AR (open) file format with Pixar called USDZ that's optimized for size, and can be shared via email, Apple News, or simply iMessage.

3D Object Detection: letting apps identify existing real-world objects, update them, interact with them, and place AR objects on top of them.

"Some apps demand more of our attention than we might realize", Federighi said.

Sure to be absolutely flawless for allowing multiplayer augmented reality gaming, ARKit 2.0's ability to have the same object appear on multiple screens comes via a new Reuters report, which ties in with previous claims by Bloomberg that Apple was working on technology that would allow for multiplayer gaming across AR.

The controls allow users to set "Do Not Disturb" modes on their phones, such as at night or during trips to the playground with their kids. Even though it isn't as big as one would have expected, key new features such as notification group, shortcuts for iOS, search on Photos, and all the digital health features make up for an update that seems quite promising.

Today at WWDC 2018 in San Jose, Apple introduced the a completely redesigned App Store for Mac.

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