Apple to unveil new iPhone, iPad and Mac features live

Laverne Mann
June 5, 2018

Starting at 10:00 am PT on June 4, Apple's top brass will take the stage at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote to talk about all things software for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. It's also not a full picture of what will eventually come to your devices.

Apple is expected to debut tools to help people stare at their phones less, and their loved ones and sunsets more.

iOS 12 is expected to be unveiled on Monday, and one of its main features will be a Digital Health initiative. The new features will be baked right into iOS 12, which is the likely name of the operating system update Apple will announce on Monday. The suite offers tools to monitor smartphone usage, and lets you know how many times you've unlocked your phone, how much time you've spent on specific apps, and more.

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The biggest announcement during the WWDC 2018 is speculated to be the arrival of iOS 12. According to a Reuters report, Apple will add a way for multiple iPhone users to view the same augmented reality scenes and objects in the same room.

If that sounds rather familiar, it's because Google's already announced something incredibly similar for Android P, its next mobile software iteration. The company wants to spread more of that warm glow to its computers with a new feature that lets iPhone apps run on Macs, according to Bloomberg.

In addition to ARKit 2.0, Apple has introduced a new augmented reality file type called Universal Scene Description (USDZ). Houseparty allows up to 8 people streaming in a video call at once, though the last significant update we might have heard from Houseparty was some tweaks to notifications in January previous year. Still, there's a chance he could mention immigration, gun control, or just wish everyone a happy Pride month. This year's Apple watches will keep the size of the current models but include bigger, edge-to-edge screens, while still supporting their predecessors' bands.

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