Apple reveals iOS 12 - The big upgrades

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The new feature - announced at the company's annual conference for developers in San Jose, Calif. - will be part of the next Apple mobile operating system, iOS 12, which is expected out later this year.

Basically, it is going to be a big show, so make sure you're in the loop by watching the WWDC 2018 livestream today - to find out how to watch it, no matter which device or platform you are using, then read on.

Apple has said that IOS 12 will work on all the devices that iOS 11 supported, and it's actually focussing a lot on those older devices.

So, if you really want to know what Apple has planned, you'll need to watch the keynote. Further, it is expected that iPhone SE 2 will be launched during the event.

What we have got though are updates to most of Apple software portfolio, the biggest of which is arguably iOS 12.

The second way is to sign up to Apple's public beta program. We're expecting major news involving macOS 10.14, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

This includes improved processor performance, which now peaks quicker when it is needed, and then ramps down quickly to save battery life.

Core ML 2 is 30 percent faster, Apple says, thanks to using a technique called batch prediction.

Apple will group notifications so that they no longer appear one by one. iMessage, for example, will stick together as one notification that you can remove at once-rather than forcing a user to swipe notifications away one at a time. Its approach includes fading the screen to gray before bed, a dashboard that shows how much time you've spent on the phone, and a "shush" mode that silences calls and notifications when a phone is face down. Screen Time would also allow parents to limit access to some apps and websites. People can set time limits on specific apps and get alerts reminding them to stop using that software as the limit approaches. If they want a little extra time, they can hit ignore - a bit pressing snooze on the alarm app. Starting with Do Not Disturb, a new "Do not disturb during bedtime" will hide your notifications. The feature also integrates with messages and you can dial a whole group chat from within your Messages app.

Shortcuts for Siri can be used to get tips from Siri, and to create custom shortcuts for individual apps. Siri can also surface favorite photos by person, place, event, time and topic.

Measure: A new ARKit app that lets users easily measure things in real world, kind of like the MeasureKit app. You can now facetime with up to 32 people.

A handful of other apps apps are getting an upgrade with iOS 12 - but none of them are much to get excited about.

While no new major gadgets will be previewed or launched at this week's five-day conference, that doesn't mean Apple is falling behind when it comes to new products.

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