This is it, folks! Apple’s highly anticipated WWDC 2018 Keynote should be underway shortly (10:00 AM Pacific Time or 1:00 PM Eastern Time).
WWDC 2018 – Apple’s biggest developer conference takes place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Apple has been prepping the venue for the event since last week.
Check out our iOS 12 rumor roundup and wishlist, and what we expect Apple to announce during the keynote.
- iOS 12 Rumors Roundup
- WWDC 2018 Rumor Roundup
- iOS 12 Wishlist Roundup: 7 Features We Want to See in the next Version of iOS
We are planning to use this post primarily for discussions about the announcements made at today’s WWDC 2018, so I will be looking forward to your comments in the comment section below. I will also summarize the announcements and link to more detailed articles for all the major announcements in this post so please refresh the page for the latest updates.
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What are you most hoping to see Apple launch at WWDC? Let us know in the comments.
The WWDC 2018 Keynote livestream has started. You can check this post for more details.
Craig Federighi on stage to talk about iOS 12. You can check our iOS 12 announcement post for more details.
iOS 12 will be available on all iOS 11 compatible devices.
Apple has doubled down on performance. Federighi highlights the following performance improvements:
- Apps launch 40 percent faster
- Keyboard comes up 50 percent faster
- Opening camera 70 percent faster on older devices
- Under heavy load, share sheet and apps launch twice as fast.
iOS 12 includes several new features.
- The first major feature is AR.
- Apple has announced a new AR measurement tool called Measure, which allows you to measure 3D objects. It is pretty cool.
- Apple has introduced a new USDZ format for AR.
- Apple also unveiled ARKit 2.0 with features like improved face tracking, realistic tracking, 3D object detection, and shared experiences.
- Photos app is even better in iOS 12.
- Improved search so you can search for places, events (up to 4 million events)
- New For You tab
- Improvements to Siri
- Shortcuts allows any app to share shortcut to Siri
- New Shortcuts app allows users to create their own shortcuts using an Editor
- Apple News gets an update
- Stocks app has been completely redesigned
- Apple News is integrated in the Stocks app
- The Stocks app is now available for iPad
- iBooks has been renamed Apple Books
- Apple CarPlay includes support for third-party navigational apps
- A comprehensive set of built-in features to help you limit distraction
- Improvements to the DND feature
- Do not disturb during bedtime
- Do not disturb while you’re at a location
- Improvements to the DND feature
- Improvements to Notifications
- More granular control
- Grouped notifications
- iOS 12 includes a new feature called Screen Time
- It shows you how much you use your phone
- You get a weekly activity summary
- App Limits allows you to set time limits for each app
- If you’ve kids, you can set app “allowances”
- iOS 12 includes new Animojis and a new Tongue detection feature.
For the rest of the details please check our iOS 12 announcement post.
Apple has unveiled watchOS 5. Check our watchOS 5 announcement post for more details.
Apple has unveiled tvOS 12. Check our tvOS 12 announcement post for more details.
Apple also announced macOS 10.14 Mojave. Check our macOS 10.14 Mojave post for all the new features and improvements.
What did you think of the #WWDC18 keynote? What was your favorite feature or announcement?