Tim Cook has started conversations online about Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018. Hours before the kickoff, Cook took to his Twitter to tweet about WWDC 2018 student scholarship winners along with a video of few from more than 350 winners. He added the caption “Nothing inspires us more than fresh ideas.” The video starts with one of the winners for the scholarship from India, Aashna Narula, who is working on an app known as “Let’s shapify”. The 45 seconds-long video has some of the winners introduce the apps that they are working on.
Apple is expected to make a number of developer-related announcements tonight at WWDC 2018. This is likely to include the next version of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS while introducing updates to its developer SDK and other tools. As previously reported, the company is also rumored to launch the next version of its Augmented Reality platform, ARKit in the form of ARKit 2.0. The upgraded platform is expected to come with new features, which will allow users to play AR games with each other in the same virtual environment.
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ARKit 2.0 is also expected to come with one more mode where you drop an object in a virtual space and come back to it later. The object will remain in the same place. All the features presented with ARKit 2.0 are said to be a hint of what we can expect from Apple’s AR headset, which is suggested to launch in 2020.
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The company is also expected to launch an upgraded model of its iPhone SE, the iPhone SE 2. The company is working on a number of iPhones behind the scenes while registering them with various regulatory organizations. A number of these registered model numbers could belong to the anticipated iPhone SE 2.