Here's what to expect Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference

Here's what to expect Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference

Here's what to expect Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference

We're hours away from Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC 2018).

Although occasionally Apple has announced a number of hardware products at WWDC in the past, at the WWDC 2018 the Apple software and services are going to be in focus.

As SiliconANGLE reported May 31, iOS 12 will deliver a new set of tools created to help consumers keep their mobile usage in check as part of its Digital Health initiative, with a dedicated section becoming available in a new section of the iOS 12 settings menu. Along with bug fixes and refinements to the underlying code, the new version will also introduce enhanced support for augmented reality and digital health. As per a Bloomberg report, Animoji could be integrated into the FaceTime app as well and the feature could make debut on the next-generation iPad Pro. This was on the back of the standout moment of the keynote that saw a giant "No" appear on the screen behind Federighi when he mentioned users ask if Apple would merge iOS and macOS.

Lastly, the Near Field Communications (NFC) feature in iPhones might be slightly expanded to include unlocking of hotel rooms.

According to reports, Apple could be gearing up to reveal an update to the MacBook Pro lineup.

Melania Trump will not attend G7 or Singapore summits
Though it's her first appearance in weeks, the press was not asked to attend out of respect for the families' privacy. Some people have even been posting humorous flyers in NY seeking information on the "missing" first lady.

Apple reveals watchOS 5, complete with new Walkie-Talkie app
Apple is also removing "Hey Siri" for its command for the Apple Watch, letting users just speak commands to the digital assistant. The first beta of watchOS 5 will likely become available to registered developers later today, without a public beta program.

Mrs. Trump skipping G7, North Korea summits
Her absence from public events she would normally attend has sparked speculation in the USA media and on Twitter. Tiffany Trump , White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump leave the White House Friday.

Telegram Chief Executive Pavel Durov announced the turnabout on Twitter, thanking Apple and CEO Tim Cook for getting the latest Telegram version "to millions of users, despite the recent setbacks". It will also support for widgets, including Weather, Music app, Stocks app, etc.

While some may say Apple is just not inclined to do all the hard work necessary to bring touch to the Mac operating system, it is also true that touch is not a massive attractor on Windows, with the operating system still as usable or even more usable using a keyboard and mouse as by using the touchscreen. Once enabled, it automatically detects when the user is driving, during which it disables all notifications.

Apple has made augmented reality a major focus, but that "hasn't caught on yet", according to Hargreaves. This means that the potential new MacBook Pro could offer performance improvements of up to 6 percent in single core workloads and 43 percent in multi core workloads.

Apple and rival Google are racing to release AR tools to attract software developers to their platforms. The new ARKit will allow multiple iPhone or iPad users to play the same AR game against each other in the same physical environment.

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