Yesterday, at the annual World Wide Developers Conference, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, talked about some new software features for iPhone, Mac, iPad and even for Apple Watch. The company made an announcement about the next iOS 12 software, which comes with a tool that will help users beat technology addiction and which will also see an improved performance.
Less worries about phone addiction
Apple is adding some new tools that will be extremely helpful for those who struggle with phone addiction. There will be an activity report that will keep track of how much time will a user spend on their mobile device. A new setting, “App Limits” will help people decide how many hours they should spend on their phone every day.
Also, there will be more control options for parents, which will allow them to make decisions regarding their children’s usage of the phone.
There will be a focus on augmented reality
A new AR tool called “Measure” was also presented at the conference. This will basically turn your phone into a ruler. There’s been also discussions about how Lego developers are using this technology for their apps.
However, the new iOS 12 will not be available until September, when Apple will announce the new iPhones at its press event.
More changes to come
There will be some updates to other features as well. FaceTime will soon allow users to support video chats with as many as 32 people. The camera in Messages will get some new effects. The next macOS will be named Mojave. New animals and even a ghost will be added to the Animoji feature – this is only for iPhone X users. But that’s not all. It looks like Apple is adding a new option to create an Animoji that looks just like you, which will be called Memoji! Doesn’t that sound like fun?
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.