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Ahead of WWDC, Apple Introduces iOS 12 With Memoji And Smart Camera

Users can create personalized emojis.

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Following an event closely has the benefits of its own. You don’t need to turn back the pages. And, that saves the time and allows you to remain abreast to the latest commotion happening around. If you are still clueless, let me spill the beans, I am talking none other than the introduction of iOS 12 at the much-hyped WWDC 2018. Following its legacy of making some of the big announcement, this time Apple chose San Jose to host the official event.

The official event started with Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi unveiling the iOS 12 for the users. However, our authentic sources have claimed that the OS version will only be rolled out after the fall (autumn for non-native Americans). Further talking about the stats, Craig Federighi quoted, “For iOS 12, we’re doubling down on performance,” good to know!! The man-in-charge emphasized much on the performance and optimization of course in reference with iOS 12.

A Quick Update:

Apple has introduces a new file format for augmented reality named USDZ. And, Adobe apps are going to support USDZ. The new AR file format is a WYSIWYG editor and Apple has enrolled the offering to educate users on augmented reality. More to this, the technology giant is also updating its ARKit with multiplayer augmented reality.  

Here is a brief on all the latest announcements:

Shortcuts for Siri

Apple is creating shortcuts for Siri to be more responsive for the users. And, the innovations are not for the voice only. There will be shortcuts on the lock screen too. Here is an explanation on how they will work, suppose you are running late for a meeting, you will get an instant suggestion to send to other person that you are late for the upcoming meeting. So, these shortcuts are basically app suggestions with predefined action.  

The shortcuts will be opened for third-party developers to add the “shortcuts”. Developers will be given the option of add shortcut to Siri button in their apps. For instance, users will store the information under the shortcut “the weekend trip”. So, to get the information, users can ask Siri with the same phrase to get the related information.

Apple News & Stock App Redesigning

Apple is revamping Apple News and Stock App design. A new sidebar is appearing in the News app to make the navigation much better for the users. Yahoo Finance will find a place there in the Stocks app with share prices, headlines, and after-hour pricing. An additional offering for the users is that the Stocks app is going to appear on the iPad too. For iBooks, Apple is adding audio books. The name will be rebranded to Apple Book now.

Addition To The Smart Notification

Smart notifications are coming particularly in the form of improvements for do not disturb button. Turning on do not disturb won’t allow notifications on your smartphone screen until you manually reverse the settings. In addition to this, grouped notifications are another offering that Federighi presented. It’s a way for the users to stack similar notifications from the  app. Users can configure their notifications directly from the home screen.

Managing the screen time is now easier

Apple’s screen time is going to be a lot meaningful now. With the screen time, users will have the information on the time they spend on their phone. This will help the users to cut short the time they waste over their smartphones. The offering has been rolled out to give better parental control to the users. With the settings, a limit could be set for using apps in addition to tracking the app’s usage.  

managing the screen

The Memoji

One of the most exciting offerings for the users was the addition of new animojis and the ability to create memoji. With this change, Apple has basically cloned the Bitmoji feature to help users create and customize emojis as per their likings. Users can create their own avatars, change the colors, add accessories, and change emoji’s clothes as well.

Additionally, the camera effects have been added with innovative filters. The Facetime feature has also been altered to help users create a group with 32 people. There are innovative offerings to switch from iMessage conversation to video chat without opening an additional app.

All the offerings seem quite exciting but the impressive deal among all these innovations was the roll out of iOS12. However, the OS version will take some time to rollout ad we require waiting to know more about the embedded features.

Manish <span>Content Strategist</span>
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With a mixture of literature, cinema, and photography, Manish is mostly traveling. When he is not, he is probably writing another tech news for you!

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