Apple WWDC 2018: Apple iOS 12, watchOS 5, MacOS Mojave, tvOS announced
Apple's annual developer conference Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2018 kicked off on Monday. The company made some major announcements with an emphasis on developers.
Apple announced major improvements to the company's software services including iOS, watchOS, and macOS.
Apple announced new tools built into iOS 12 to help customers understand and take control of the time they spend interacting with their iOS devices. These new features, available later this month as part of the iOS 12 public beta, include Activity Reports, App Limits and new Do Not Disturb and Notifications controls designed to help customers reduce interruptions and manage screen time for themselves and their families.
The new software update to Apple's wearable devices comes with a range of new features such as Activity Sharing competitions, advanced running features, auto-workout detection. The new OS also comes with a new Walkie-Talkie application. Other improvements include support for third-party applications on Siri watch face. Apple watchOS 5 now comes with Apple Podcasts as well.
watchOS 5 will be available this fall for Apple Watch Series 1 and later and requires iPhone 5s or later on iOS 12. watchOS 5 will not be available on the original Apple Watch.
Apple is continuing with its macOS naming structure after beautiful landscapes, with macOS Mojave. The new operating system brings Dark Mode, which not only turns Finder windows black, but it comes with an inverted look to XCode, too.
Apple TV 4K, tvOS 12:
Apple TV 4K has been a hit since its debut last fall, offering customers the largest collection of 4K HDR movies, including free 4K HDR upgrades to previously purchased movies in customers' iTunes libraries. However, the new Apple TV supports 4K content. It also comes with Dolby Atmos integration for audio and Dolby Vision for visuals.
With tvOS 12, Apple further simplifies the authentication process with zero sign-on. Apple TV simply detects the user's broadband network and automatically signs them in to all the supported apps they receive through their subscription - no typing required.