Apple WWDC 2018 keynote highlights: iOS 12 performance updates, watchOS 5.0, new tvOS updates , macOS Mojave and more announced

We can expect Apple to launch the iOS 12 for the iPhone along with announcements regarding the macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

Apple's WWDC (Worldwide developers conference) keynote happens to be one of the most hotly anticipated events in the tech world. Usually, it revolves around Apple discussing updates regarding its current software built for different devices such as iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. This year also does things do not seem to be very different.

WWDC will run from 4-8 June

WWDC will run from 4-8 June

At day 1 of WWDC we can expect Apple to launch the iOS 12 for the iPhone and iPad. If the rumours hold up to be true we might see the company open up the NFC chips on its iPhones as well. Apple is also expected to make announcements regarding the macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12. For instructions on watching the event live you can click here.

Reports of a new iPhone SE have been largely unfounded so don't keep your hopes up for that. However, we might see a mini version of the HomePod, which was incidentally launched last year at WWDC. Keep your eyes peeled for our live blog as we bring to you the latest updates LIVE from the event in Cupertino.

 

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  • 00:48 (IST)

    After the sign off from Tim Cook, it's the end of the main keynote on Apple WWDC 2018 Day 1.

    Thank you for joining us!

  • 00:39 (IST)

    ​Craig Federighi confirms that macOS and iOS will never be combined.

    Apple is however working on a multi-year project that will bring iOS apps to the macOS in 2019.

  • 00:37 (IST)

    No, Apple is not merging macOS and iOS.

  • 00:34 (IST)

    Updates coming to macOS Mojave: Dark Mode, Continuity Photo, News, Stocks, Safari, Mac App Store

    Dark Mode comes to macOS Mojave inspired by the Mojave Desert nights

    Xcode also comes in Dark Mode

    Dynamic desktop changes according to the time of day

    Mojave brings desktop stacks to clean up your desktop

    Quick Look integrates Mark Up

    Screenshots becomes even more powerful with Mojave allowing users to record animations on screen and more

    Continuity Photo lets you share details from your phone to your desktop and more.

    News and Stocks now comes to Mac

    Voice Memos comes to macOS Mojave as well.

    Home also comes to the macOS allowing for Siri voice control via MacBooks and Macs

    Safari brings better ad and data tracking protection with better ad blocking

    Mac App Store gets a revamp with a new Discover Tab, Top Charts, all inspired by the iOS App Store

    There are new Work, Play and Developers tabs.

    Video previews also come to the Mac App Store

    Also new is a ratings and review API for Mac Apps

    Microsoft will bring Office 365 to Mac App Store

  • 00:29 (IST)

    The new macOS will have a more comprehensive UI. 

  • 00:28 (IST)

    macOS Mojave is going to introduce new data protection techniques.

  • 00:20 (IST)

    Ummmm.....

  • 00:11 (IST)

    MacOS Mojave to come with Dark Mode

  • 00:07 (IST)

    macOS time....

  • 00:05 (IST)

    Apple TV and new tvOS updates at WWDC 2018: Dolby Atmos, Live Sports, News

    Apple TV 4K brings Dolby Atmos sound

    iTunes will provide free upgrades to Dolby Atmos content

    Also added is Live Sports and Live News with 100+ video channels

    Apple introduces Zero Sign-on with no credential needed.

    Apple TV remote now also appears in Control Center

    Apple ties up with ISS for Aerials

  • 23:58 (IST)

    Next up tvOS for the Apple TV. Looks like this time Dolby Atmos is coming on Apple TV 4K.

  • 23:48 (IST)

    Apple Podcasts app is now coming to watchOS 5.0

  • 23:48 (IST)

    Apple watchOS 5 updates: New Workouts, Connectivity

    Introduces Competitions 

    Yoga, Hiking Workout types introduced

    Rolling miles pace along with Pace Alerts comes to watchOS 5

    Automatic workout detection with retroactive credits

    Watch will also detect when a work out ends by tracking user heartrate

    ​watchOS introduces real time voice with Walkie Talkie

    Simply select your friends and press to talk

    Watch to watch connects with cellular or Wi-Fi

    Siri Shortcuts also comes to watchOS

    Finally can use third-party apps to your Siri Watch Face

    No longer need to say "Hey Siri"

    watchOS 5 brings Interactive notifications to Apple Watch

    Can now view integrated web content on your wrist with WebKit on watchOS

    ​Podcasts comes to watchOS 5

  • 23:46 (IST)

  • 23:43 (IST)

    watchOS 5 will have a new feature called 'Walkie Talkie'

  • 23:39 (IST)

    watchOS 5.0 will focus on health and fitness

  • 23:33 (IST)

    iOS 12 updates: FaceTime with up to 30 simultaneous participants

    Go from individual chats to groups chat

    Tiles go from bigger to smaller with depending on people speaking in the conversation

    Can even access Sticker packs and Animoji from all participants

    Group Face Time works across iPhone iPad and Mac

  • 23:30 (IST)

  • 23:29 (IST)

    iOS 12 updates: New Animoji and Memoji

    Animoji lets you stick out your tongue

    New: Animoji Ghost Koala Tiger and T Rex

    Also Apple rips of Samsung with Memoji letting users make diverse custom made Animoji

    ​Lets you customise everything from freckles to hairstyles to head shapes.

    Unlike Samsung's personalised emoji, you have to create emoji yourself, they are not automatically created.

  • 23:27 (IST)

    The most revolutionary animoji technology as per Apple is tongue detection and memoji. Wow.

  • 23:23 (IST)

    More Animojis for iOS 12.

  • 23:22 (IST)

    Addicted to your smartphone? iOS 12 can help you time your usage of apps.

  • 23:22 (IST)

    Apple introduces its version of the digital detox in iOS 12: DND, Grouped Notifications, Screen time

    DND works better and shows lesser notifications when activated

    Instant Tuning for notifications from the locksreen

    Finally, grouped notifications!!!

    Single swipe lets you triage a group of notifications from an app

    Screentime shows you how you use your phone.

    App Limits lets you set your own limit helping you spend less time on some apps.

    Limits also sync across devices.

    Parents can create allowances for their kids with features like Downtime, Always Allowed, Content and Privacy

    Indeed, there is a lot being pulled off from Google's Android P here.

  • 23:19 (IST)

    Finallyyyyyyyyy..... Grouped notifications coming to iOS 12.

  • 23:17 (IST)

    Apple CarPlay to now support third-party apps.

  • 23:15 (IST)

    iOS 12 updates: News, Stocks, Voice Memos, Apple Books, CarPlay

    There's a new sidebar in the News app.

    Stocks finally gets some love with a completely design app.

    Apple news comes to stocks. With Top Stores featuring business news.

    More love! Stocks finally comes to iPad

    Voice Memos finally comes to the iPad, with iCloud support.

    Finally! iBooks is now Apple Books also gets a major revamp on iOS 12

    A new store for ebooks and audiobooks

    CarPlay gets support for third-party navigation apps on iOS 12

  • 23:14 (IST)

    Apple News now coming to Stocks and Stocks will now also come on the iPad.

  • 23:13 (IST)

    What do you think about the updates to Photos app in iOS 12?

  • 23:06 (IST)

    iOS 12 update number 3: Siri

    New feature called Shortcuts

    Siri can also suggest and place a regular order

    Siri will suggest app actions

    Turning DND on during movies

    Users can even create custom shortcuts

    There's a new Shortcuts app, letting you make custom steps using the Siri Shortcuts Editor

  • 23:03 (IST)

    What do you think about the updates to Photos app in iOS 12?

  • 23:03 (IST)

    iOS 12 update number 2: Photos

    Search suggestions will now show places, people and places.

    Photos indexes up to 4 million events 

    A new tab called For You that has Featured Photos, Effects Suggestions and more.

    Sharing also gets better with iOS 12 with Sharing Suggestions

    Will recommend sharing full resolution photos, with friends in the photos

    The system is built around iMessage and works with Machine Learning

  • 23:01 (IST)

    iOS 12 will be improving the Photos app.

  • 22:59 (IST)

    What is iOS 12 all about? Here are your answers

  • 22:57 (IST)

    AR Kit 2 brings shared experiences

    Martin Sanders of Lego gives a live demonstration on stage

    3D object detection brings Lego models to life.

    Lets 4 users play in the same AR space

  • 22:57 (IST)

    Some more AR on stage here at WWDC. 

  • 22:55 (IST)

    So here are some of the improvements for the ARkit 2.0

  • 22:54 (IST)

    AR is going to be Apple's key focus on iOS 12

  • 22:53 (IST)

    Craig Federighi back on stage to introduce a new app called 'Measure' to measure objects in the real world

    Measuring real world objects is easy with Measure.

    Can automatically detect rectangles

    Automatically detects measurements of photos

    USDZ can be experienced in news articles as well

    Works well with the web as well.

  • 22:51 (IST)

    Some AR related updates on iOS 12. The first one is called 'Measure'

  • 22:49 (IST)

    Abhay Parasnis from Adobe takes to the stage to explain USDZ

    Adobe announces native USDZ support to Adobe Creative Cloud.

    Familiar apps will be used to create new AR content

  • 22:48 (IST)

    Indians, Indians everywhere.... good to see

  • 22:47 (IST)

    Craig Federighi finally comes to the new iOS 12 features: AR

    Augmented reality

    Partnered with Pixar to create a new file format for AR called USDZ

    USDZ files can be shared over messages, mails and more.

  • 22:45 (IST)

    Apple really has nothing new to show this year it seems

    40 percent faster keyboard launches.... meh!

  • 22:45 (IST)

    Is Android vs iOS really conclusive?

  • 22:44 (IST)

    iOS 12 will be about performance

    Faster and more responsive

    iOS will be available on all the same devices as iOS 11

    The largest base supported yet.

  • 22:43 (IST)

    iOS vs Android. No competition really....

  • 22:43 (IST)

    Craig Federighi takes to the stage to explain the new features of iOS 12

    Updates are free

    And all improvements are delivered via software updates

    "We love the way customers rush to update their devices"

    The mandatory jab at Android's slow updates!!!

  • 22:41 (IST)

    iOS Time......... Obviously it is iOS 12.

  • 22:39 (IST)

    $100 Billion from developers???

  • 22:39 (IST)

    "The App is the world's largest app market place and we now welcome over 500 million visitors"

    The money created by app developers now tops 100 billion dollars!

    Tim Cook emphasizes on Swift and how easy the product is to use.

    "it is the fastest programming language out there!" says Cook





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