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The annual grand meeting of Apple finally kicked off today, this year, the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 (WWDC 2018) keynote was held in SAN Jose, California, which featured more than two hours of non-stop coverage of the new features coming in iOS 12, macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5.
Now, if you who haven’t had missed the keynote or don’t want to spend two hours listening to software announcements, we’ve conclude everything you need to know that Apple announced at the WWDC 2018 in six minutes, so take a quick look at the key points we’ve summarized for you.
Instead of opening with a lighthearted episode of video, Apple has taken an American blockbuster to the air this year, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice President of software engineering, was the main role in the keynote throughout the presentation.
This year, no hardware was announced at the meeting, and Apple choosed to focus on iOS 12, macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5. It’s no surprise Apple decided to unveil software alone, as all of these updates bring some great new features. So, next to take a look on the new system announcements of Apple.
iOS 12 speeds up many of the animations on the iPhone and iPad for faster performance, plus it brings a suite of new digital health tools for monitoring how much time you’re spending on your devices and cutting back if desired.
macOS Mojave introduces a new Dark Mode, a revamped and enhanced Finder, Desktop Stacks for managing items on your desktop, a redesigned Mac App Store, a Dynamic desktop that changes based on the time of day, and new apps that include Home, Apple News, Stocks, and Voice Memos.
tvOS 12 finally brings support for Dolby Atmos audio, which is sure to please many Apple TV 4K users. Much like the upgrade to 4K HDR, iTunes films will be updated to Dolby Atmos at no additional charge.
Apple also announced a new “Zero Sign-On” feature that means you won’t ever have to enter your cable credentials, so long as your connected to your cable company’s broadband. Charter Spectrum is the first to support this feature.
watchOS 5 introduces auto workout detection for automatically starting and stopping workouts, new workout types, a Podcasts app, an activity competition mode for competing with friends, improvements to the Siri watch face, and a new Walkie-Talkie app for sending push-to-talk messages to friends and family.
Do Not Disturb at Bedtime minimizes nighttime distractions, while Group Notifications clean up your Lock screen. On the iPhone X, there are new emoji, including personalized “Memoji” characters that you can customize to look like you. ARKit 2 will bring improved multiplayer augmented reality apps that also offer object persistence, and Group FaceTime will let you chat with up to 32 people at once.
While those were the tentpole announcements at WWDC, there were a few other notable details throughout the day. Apple introduced new iPhone case and Apple Watch band colors, as well as a new Health Records API. It also replaced the 29W USB-C power adapter with a new 30W model.
Apple also updated its App Store Review Guidelines with new details about remote mirroring applications, free trials, and much more.
We have the video from Macrumors that everything you need to know below: