Notifications: You now have greater control over notifications, so they can be delivered quietly directly to the Notification Center. With iOS 12 you can create your own customizable character to mimic your own appearance. Finally. Yes. This is not a drill. For those don't own any Apple devices, there's still an option available for you. For example, if you're using Tile to keep track of your keys, you can set Siri to launch the Tile app with a phrase like "I lost my keys". You get a weekly activity of how you have used your iOS device-usage pattern, apps used, busy apps etc. For example, you can say "Heading home" to Siri, and have the assistant provide your ETA, send a text to your babysitter, set your thermometer to the desired temperature, and begin playing your favorite radio station in the vehicle. These include a ghost, tiger, koala, and...a Tyrannosaurus rex. Skin tone, hairstyle, outfits, accessories, and more can all be switched up from your phone. These animoji now support tongue detection as well, meaning that you can wag or stick out your tongue while in animal form now for added personality and expression, too.
But the new rules say that so-called remote mirroring apps, which beam the screen of a desktop computer to an iPhone, can allow purchases outside Apple's control as long as the transactions are processed on the desktop device and not the iPhone. Kind of like Snapchat. FaceTime will also be integrated into Messages app, making switching between messaging and group calling easier.
Siri has always been one of the most broken experiences on iOS. All powered by on-device machine learning.
And that translates into hot new features for 2018 iPhone users, with a raft of new functions landing across the range.
A new feature called Shortcuts allows app to integrate themselves into Siri.
Siri will also suggest that you add appropriate skills to your Shortcuts. Xcode will also feature a Dark Mode theme, said Apple. There'll be improved face tracking, more realistic experiencing, and persistent experiences among others. Apple also rolled out new tools for augmented reality, saying users would be able to share worlds in games, for instance.
Apple also unveiled an app called "Measure" that measures boxes and other objects in the real world by pointing the camera at them.
News has a new sidebar on the iPad. And if you've been looking at the possibility of taking the software for a spin, but are afraid of the prospect of losing your data, then you can try out the new preview build without losing anything on your device. This is a BIG deal for those that are unimpressed with the built-in Apple Maps app.
Voice Memos coming to Mac.
Apple Watch has a new walkie talkie function.
iOS 12 seems like a meaningful step forward for the operating system.
On the Safari side, Apple announced new privacy-centric features meant to reduce websites' ability to track you. With the Mac App Store, users can securely download Apple-reviewed and approved applications created by certified developers, getting their hands on all the programs they love in one place.