Apple WWDC 2018 Keynote Starts Tonight

Apple is betting big on Augmented Reality with its new operating system iOS 12

Apple is betting big on Augmented Reality with its new operating system iOS 12

Apple Watch software updates are believed to include the ability for third parties to create customised Watch faces for the first time, while tvOS announcements are likely to focus on Apple's push into original TV programming. The June 4-8 event at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, however, may spring some surprises as rumours of some hardware launches and upgrades are also making the rounds this year. Similar to Google's Android Dashboard, Apple's Digital Health tools would help combat phone "addiction" and give parents more granular tools to monitor their kids' phone use. There'll be minor new features for snoozing notifications, tracking the stock market, making video calls and sending Animojis - the virtual cartoons introduced with the iPhone X. Earlier this year, Apple executives chose to postpone iPhone and iPad software changes - including a redesigned Home Screen for launching apps and presenting snippets of information, an artificial intelligence upgrade to the Photos app and new file-management tools for iPads - until next year to improve the quality and responsiveness of this year's upgrade. As before you need an Apple device to watch the WWDC 2018 keynote live. Earlier on, Bloomberg had disclosed that Apple will be introducing ARKit 2.0, which will enable multiple users in the same virtual environment where they can play AR games against each.

Apple is expected to launch MacOS 10.14 at WWDC, although the update will mostly be security-related.

Plenty of online chatter seems to suggest that there will be no new MacBook Pros or MacBook Air computers announced. Rumours even suggest that Apple could present a new MacBook Air with a Retina display, 10 years after launching the line, which has barely been updated in nearly three years.

The network has published three photos that allegedly show the body of the new iPhone 2 SE and notification about available updates of new to iOS 12. But those won't be ready until later this year, according to people familiar with the plans. The previous iteration of Apple's smartphone operating system wasn't received warmly by customers, and the company will be looking to improve on it.

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Numerous police, zookeepers, and firefighters are combing the zoo looking for the animals before they wandered into the town. Local authorities have advised residents to stay indoors and call the police if they saw any of the animals .

Though new MacBooks and iPads won't be on the docket, Bloomberg reports that a new Apple Watch design is in the works.

According to the Wall Street Journal, since last September when iOS 11 was rolled out, there have been 14 software updates from Apple that fixed 67 problems with the operating system.

Apple's Siri voice assistant avoids a lot of the splashy headlines about privacy issues that Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant seem to generate.

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