Everything You Need To Know From Apple’s WWDC 2018 Keynote

John Taggart  Bloomberg via Getty Images FILEThe Apple Inc. logo is seen at the entrance to a store in New York Sept. 10 2015

So, don't expect any hardware news from the company.

iPhones have had NFC chips in them for years, but until now they've been restricted for use with Apple Pay only.

Apple has officially unveiled iOS 12 with Group FaceTime calling, Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, and more. Following in the footsteps of a widely criticized iOS 11 release that Apple still claims notched a 95 percent overall satisfaction score, the next big mobile OS upgrade is largely focused, as rumored, on substance.

Good news for users of Apple's phones, tablets, notebooks and other devices: iOS 12 is coming, and it's bringing a number of welcome improvements. Federighi said everything that supports iOS 11 will also now support iOS 12, meaning Apple won't leave older devices behind in terms of performance.

This includes improved processor performance, which now peaks quicker when it is needed, and then ramps down quickly to save battery life. In times of high load, these CPU tweaks should mean that apps last twice as fast.

The new iOS will also get you complete weekly reports of how you use your device, what sends you notifications, what time you spent on different apps, among other thorough statistics.

Right now, controls give two options - all on or all off. Shareholders want more options for controls that help with screen-time management. You can also set Do Not Disturb to automatically activate or deactivate when you're in a meeting or at a certain location.

Also, iOS 12 now groups notifications by app and topics.

If you have the new fourth-generation Apple TV (the one with the touchscreen Siri remote control) you'll need to download the app from the App Store.

Shortcuts for Siri can be used to get tips from Siri, and to create custom shortcuts for individual apps.

Setting up Shortcuts will be simple.

Bloomberg reports that there will be updates to ARKit, the framework the company released previous year to help developers build augmented-reality apps. Included in the highly-anticipated rollout is the ability to video chat with multiple users at once (32 to be exact). Notifications are getting an overhaul, and it will be possible for them to be grouped to help reduce screen clutter.

Secondly, iOS 12 and Safari is going to make it much, much harder for third parties to track you across the internet.

The focus on digital wellbeing comes at a time when technology companies including Facebook, Twitter, Google and Apple are being scrutinised for their use of habit-forming design practices that encourage people to spend more time on their devices, such as infinite scrolling, notifications and other behavioural "nudges". "Apple stock has also typically sold off the day after WWDC by a roughly similar amount".

Apple wants its digital assistant Siri to do more.

The new search functionality will use image recognition to find or group photos by recognising events, actions, and genres. Photos An all-new For You tab surfaces favorite moments in one place, combining Memories and iCloud Shared Albums.

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