Apple WWDC unveils software upgrades that push AR & AI

Angelica Greene
June 10, 2018

These functions which are supposed to manage better screen time, track app usage and limit phone's ability to distract, might help parents control their kids.

It is of course also possible that Apple has removed the feature in lieu of a new, improved version that will arrive either in a later beta release or in the final shipping product later this year.

Now Apple users will be able to make personalized animojis - even ones that stick out their tongues thanks to the new "tongue detection" technology.

Another focus area in iOS 12 that is perhaps less visible but likely more important is new functionality for Siri, Apple's AI assistant platform.

Apple's latest software update, iOS 12, will come with new tools to help users control the amount of time they spend on their iPhones and iPads.

The company broadened the ways that developers could work with Siri, allowing more in-app use.

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There's also "App Limits", which will allow you to limit usage to certain apps by setting a time limit and and receive alerts when that time is nearly up.

Apple also announced a new AR app called "Measure" that lets you see the dimensions of objects and get automatic measurements.

■ Apple is also planning an update to ARKit, its platform for developers to build augmented-reality experiences on iPhones and iPads, which it announced a year ago. The latest new update brings screen time, Group FaceTime, Memoji, Grouped Notification and many newer features. You'll then receive a reminder to stop using the app. FaceTime will soon allow users to support video chats with as many as 32 people.

Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks with Apple CEO Tim Cook using the new group Facetime feature at the Apple Worldwide Developer conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, U.S., June 4, 2018.

But more time management options aren't the only new things accompanying the update - others include notification management and more "Do Not Disturb" features. We're not merging iOS and macOS, but by the way all the new apps you just saw are iOS apps!

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