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WWDC 2018 highlights: iOS 12, macOS Mojave with dark mode, watchOS 5, ARKit 2.0, Siri Shortcuts, and new tvOS announced

Apple is expected to make a number of developer-related announcements including new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS at WWDC 2018.

  • Updated: June 5, 2018 1:02 AM IST
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Apple’s annual developer conference, Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 is just about to kick off in McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The company 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. There have been no notable leaks as we lead into WWDC 2018 which makes us believe that there is not much groundbreaking stuff for launch this year. However, considering that this is Apple, we are not sure when it may drop the “One more thing” to catch us off-guard. Join us for live updates on all the major announcements straight from the ground.

Rehan Hooda June 5, 201812:49 am

Be sure to check in-depth coverage about all the important announcements that Apple made during its keynote address at WWDC 2018.

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That’s it for the WWDC 2018 Keynote address as Tim Cook exits the stage. Thank you for joining us for the Live blog.

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Tim Cook shares a video celebrating all the developers.

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Developer Beta versions of all the operating systems including iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS will be available for developers after the keynote. All the updates will reach customers later this fall.

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Tim Cook is back on the stage to recap all announcements done in the Keynote address.

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Developers can bring their iOS apps to the Mac starting from 2019.

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Federighi is talking about CoreML 2, and CreateML. He is sharing some percentages of all the improvements that it will bring to the productivity.

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Federighi is back on stage to talk about Metal and e-GPU support on the macOS.

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Microsoft is bringing its Office 365 later this year to the new Mac App Store. Adobe is also bringing its Lightroom CC app to the store.

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Live demonstration time for the new Mac App Store.

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Apple has launched a revamped Mac App Store that has been rebuilt from the ground up.

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All these privacy and security features will come both on macOS Mojave and iOS 12.

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Mojave will give a ‘simplified configuration’ to websites so that it is difficult for data collection companies to create unique fingerprints for tracking users.

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macOS Mojave has improved the built-in security features. Apple has also worked to improve Safari browser to allow users improved control over their data and privacy.

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Apple is bringing Apple News, Voice memos and ‘Home’ app to the macOS.

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Majave has also improved ‘Continuity’ apps while adding ‘Camera Continuity’ where you can use photos from your iPhone directly on the macOS.

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Apple has improved features such as Markup, Screenshots including video capture directly in the screenshot app.

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The sidebar also comes with custom actions, custom buttons and other improvements to increase productivity.

Rehan Hooda June 5, 201812:16 am

Apple has added a new “Gallery” video in its Finder app where users can preview different types of file types along with support for full metadata support. This means that you can access full metadata of photos in the side bar.

Rehan Hooda June 5, 201812:13 am

macOS Mojave comes with ‘Desktop Stacks’ to organize messy desktops.

Rehan Hooda June 5, 201812:12 am

Xcode also supports the dark mode. Apple as also added dynamic wallpaper that changes automatically according to the time of the day.

Rehan Hooda June 5, 201812:09 am

macOS Mojave finally comes with the dark mode.

Rehan Hooda June 5, 201812:08 am

Federighi is back on stage to announce macOS Mojave.

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Tim is back on the stage to talk about macOS.

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Users will be able to access all Apple Areal Wallpapers with one button and they can also change the Areals.

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The company has also introduced “Zero Sign-on” to connect with a number of Cable TV providers without any need to enter credentials.

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Apple has teamed up with a number of Cable TV providers across the world without the need of any Set-top box.

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Apple TV 4K is the only Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision certified device in the market.

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Apple TV will now come with support for Dolby Atmos with the help of new tvOS.

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Tim is back on stage to talk about tvOS and Apple TV.

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Apple has launched “Pride bands” along with new “Pride Watchface” for all the versions of Apple Watches in the market.

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Live demo time with all the new features on WatchOS 5.

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WatchOS 5 will come with Podcasts app and Webkit on your Apple Watch to view web content such as websites.

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WatchOS 5 will come with interactive notifications and you no longer need to say “Hey Siri” when you lift your hand.

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Apple has improved the Siri Watch Face by adding Siri Shortcuts. The company has also added content from third-party apps on the Siri Watchface.

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WatchOS 5 will come with real-time voice-based communication, “Walkie-Talkie”. You can talk to your friends over cellular or Wi-Fi using this new app.

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Apple has also added Start alerts and End alerts with the WatchOS 5.

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WatchOS 5 will also add new workout types of Yoga based on your heart rate and hiking.

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The company is focusing on activities and connectivity with the WatchOS 5. Apple is bringing “Competition” with WatchOS 5.

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Apple has just announced WatchOS 5.

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Cook is talking about the examples of how Apple Watch has helped save lives of its customers.

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Apple Watch has been #1 in terms of customer satisfaction ever since its initial launch back in 2015.

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Tim Cook is back on the stage to talk about the Apple Watch

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Group Facetime works on iPhone, iPad, Mac and even audio responses from your Apple Watch.

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Apple has added the fun effects to the Group Facetime camera.

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Group Facetime will change the size of the thumbnail of the participants according to who is speaking.

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Now you can talk to 31 other people as part of Group Facetime.

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Federighi takes the stage to announce Group Facetime.

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Apple has added new effects to the camera in the Messages app.

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Live demo time for the improvements with the Memojis.

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The company has also added “Memoji” where users can make their own personalized Animoji. Looks like Yahoo Avatars in 3D.

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Apple has brought “Tongue detection” for Animojis with a number of new Animojis.

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The company has optimized this feature for kids so that parents can limit the amount of time that their kids spend on apps.

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Apple has also introduced “Applimits” so that you can limit the time you spend on certain apps.

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Grouped notifications are finally here for iOS. Apple is also working on “Screen time” so that users know how much time they are spending on each app.

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He is talking about what Apple is working on to ensure that you spend less time on your phone. This includes “Do not disturb” during bedtime and improvements to notifications.

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Federighi is back on stage for digital health.

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CarPlay updates include third-party navigation apps.

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iOS 12 will come with a revamped “Apple Books” for all the ebooks and audiobooks that users want on their device.

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Voice memos are coming to iPad along with iCloud sync.

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The ‘Stocks’ app has been rebuilt from the ground up. Apple is bringing News to the ‘Stocks’ app.

Rehan Hooda June 4, 201811:10 pm

Apple has updated its important apps staring with the News app.

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Live demo time about how Siri-powered Shortcuts will help you in your daily life.

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“Shortcuts” app is the new app for you to make Siri-powered shortcuts. Siri will also give shortcuts-powered suggestions called “Siri Suggestions”.

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Apple has added a new feature “Shortcuts” for different apps where the user can assign Siri Shortcuts for the apps based on what you want to do.

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Siri is the next major topic of the day.

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The iOS Photos app has added a number of new features that look similar to Google Photos app.

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Federighi is back on the stage to talk about “Photos”. The company has done improvements in the search by giving search suggestions based on the content of the photos.

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Apple has teamed up LEGO to showcase what ARKit 2.0 can do. Live demonstration time.

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ARKit is bringing “Shared experiences” to share a 3D augmented reality experience with your friends, family or competitors.

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Federighi is now talking about improvements done in ARKit for developers.

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USDZ can be used in news and e-commerce apps to bring the objects directly in to the real world.

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The app can detect shapes and then take the measurement of the shapes such as a rectangle or a square.

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Live demonstration time where Federighi is measuring his old suitcase. Nothing exciting so far.

Rehan Hooda June 4, 201810:50 pm

Federighi is back on stage to introduce “Measure”, a new app for real-world measurement.

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Abhay Parasnis, CTO of Adobe takes the stage to talk about its partnership with Apple for USDZ support.

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Federighi is now talking about ARKit and Augmented reality. There is a new file format for USDZ for ARKit objects.

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iOS 12 will cover the largest number of devices across various generations for one iOS version at Apple.

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The company is focusing on performance on oldest devices. The company is focusing on performance under load conditions.

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Apple is “doubling down on performance” for iOS 12. It will be available on all the devices that could be updated to iOS 11.

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Federighi is comparing the Apple iOS update model with iOS.

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Craig Federighi takes the stage to talk about the next version of iOS, the iOS 12.

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He starts talking about software updates starting from iOS. Cook confirmed that today is all about software.

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Cook is talking about Apple’s coding language, Swift.

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The money that App developers have earned using the App Store will cross $1,000,000,000.

Rehan Hooda June 4, 201810:37 pm

Tim Cook is sharing the stats for the App store.

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June 2018 will mark 10 years for the Apple App Store.

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Apple has more than 20 million Apple developers across the world.

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Tim Cook has finally taken the stage greeting the crowd with waves and “Good Morning”.

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The developers are being compared to “nocturnal cave-dwelling creatures”, more like a Discovery Channel documentary.

Rehan Hooda June 4, 201810:32 pm

The Keynote has started with a video about developers.

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The presenter just announced that the Keynote is about to start shortly.

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Now Apple is playing “Hometown” from artist “Mainland” as we wait for Tim Cook to take the stage.

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The screen is full of app icons from the App Store with background from Netflix hit “13 Reasons Why” Season 2.

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There have been no major leaks as we lead into the event making us believe that Apple doesn’t have any major hardware announcements. However, it is also likely that the company has been successful in keeping things a secret.

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The giant screen on stage is filled with icons of apps on the App Store. From Adobe to Zappos the world of apps seems to be the theme this year at WWDC 2018.

Nash David June 4, 201810:12 pm

Crowds are now seated at the Convention Center. Waiting for Tim Cook to begin his keynote in approximately 20 minutes from now.

Rehan Hooda June 4, 201810:11 pm

The stage is almost set for the conference to start at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Rehan Hooda June 4, 201810:08 pm

Hello everyone, Welcome to the Apple WWDC 2018 Live blog. We are going to give you everything that Apple has to announce at its annual developer conference, Worldwide Developers Conference 2018.

  • Published Date: June 4, 2018 10:03 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 5, 2018 1:02 AM IST