Apple WWDC 2018: Major Announcements from Keynotes

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In this blog post, we have covered all the big announcements from Apple’s annual developer conference WWDC 2018.

Held in San Jose on June 4, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2018) headed by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook along with other senior staff unveiled major announcements, while iOS 12 was the key focused area and most of the time of the conference was spent on it.

WWDC 2018 has not exhibited any hardware as the last year’s conference created fun showcasing iPad Pro, HomePad and more. For developers, the new year’s conference gives an excellent opportunity to plan for working in 2018 and be familiar with iOS 12 soon to create a milestone.

Here’s what Apple has announced in WWDC 2018 Conference.

iOS 12 with AR Experience

Apple with iOS 12 allows users to share augmented reality experience with their friends, colleagues, etc with FaceTime up to 32 people. Apple’s main intention in designing the new software is to make the iPad and iPhone even faster, responsive and delightful. iOS 12 with its new features looks prominent to change the iOS development trends, let’s have a look at what Apple launched with their new mobile OS:

ARKit 2 Features

Showcased augmented reality and ARKit 2, Apple has joined hand with Pixar to launch USDZ, which is a new file format of sharing and easily editing AR content. With the help of AR, you can easily view the size of any items just by dragging your finger across the screen when the camera is positioned in front of them. Apple also showcased the sizing up a suitcase at their WWDC 2018 conference.

Siri Gets Update

At WWDC 2018, Apple had something new for the Siri lovers too. Siri got a new feature named ‘Shortcut’, which will be integrated with the application aiming to build bespoke voice command. Siri will be able to offer a personalized experience to users with ‘Add to Siri’ option within applications while letting them train with the voice assistant to trigger multiple commands. Siri will excite users by letting them explore from the vicinity and will prompt them to inform their colleagues if you are attending a meeting late.       

Image Updates

At WWDC 2018 conference, the Photo app got a major update with features like the ‘For You’ tab that will make suggestions in terms of what you can do with your saved images. The suggestion can be anything from making it GIF or sharing to the one who is in the photo.

Voice Memos, Books, Stocks & News

The new announcement at WWDC 2018 is focused on merging both stocks and news apps to collect all your favorite pieces in one place. Besides, stocks will be coming to the iPad so users have a big reason to joy with big-screen stock activity. On the other hand, the iBooks app will now be called Books.

Grouped Notification and Do Not Disturb

Apple is going to expand features like ‘Do Not Disturb,’ especially grouped notification to let users avail an option for responding notifications even from the lock screen. Users will also get a timer to set the screen time for both kids and adults.


Apple has gone one step ahead with Memoji to let users have a personalized experience with it. Users can create a Memoji that looks like them with hairstyles, glasses, and much more.

Group Calling with Facetime Up To 32

Want to interact with 32 people at the same time? If yes, be ready to experience it, as Apple’s new measure lets you use a tiles display of faces in the group chat. While group chatting, users can use stickers, Animoji, etc., to discover more fun.     

macOS Mojave

Using mac has always been a great work experience. Inspired by certain new features of powerful users, new macOS Mojave allows you to do your work flawlessly using dark mode. It facilitates users to organize files in a proper way using ‘Stacks.’ Users, on the other hand, can do editing and sharing of files even without opening them. Apple is highly concerned about the privacy and security of users. And it lets users enjoy having better control over their data through macOS Mojave that includes features like automatic strong password, improve tracking prevention and lots more.

watchOS 5    

With new watchOS 5, Apple helps you stay more active and take an active part in an activity competition with your friends to create fun. It helps you improve your running, track new workouts, connect friends with Walkie-Talkie and much more. With a new announcement, you can explore much more beyond your expectations, from morning workouts to light out.

TV 4k

With TV 4K, Apple gives a genuine reason to celebrate those who love listening to music and watching movies. They can engross themselves into Dolby Atmos 3D sound to improve their experience of watching videos, listening to songs, etc., with thrilling sound effects.

Apple’s new measure sets a new standard of watching movies with crystal clear video using 4 times more pixels compared to standard HD. Being a fully compatible sound system, Dolby Atmos with 3D audio sends sound around and even above the listeners to experience a real sound while watching a jet zooms overhead or an eruption of heavy downpour.

Also read: WWDC 2019: Here’s how OS Updates Pave the Way of Business Success

Conclusion: –  

Apple’s WWDC conference takes place every year to highlight future upgrades to fulfill its commitment towards users to let them experience technology and innovation. The above announcement made at WWDC 2018 will not only enhance the user experience but will also improve the user base of iOS.

Businesses seeking to widen their target audience have every reason to opt for iOS app development to make their business strategies successful. Get in touch with a reliable iOS developers who harness benefits of future updates when building an app for your business and help you fulfill your business objectives.

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