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June 2018 WWDC Keynote

Apple held their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) overnight. This is where they generally announce all the new features in upcoming versions of their software.

This year they announced iOS 12 for iPhones and iPads, macOS Mojave (10.14) for Macs, watchOS for Apple Watch and new features for Apple TV 4K running tvOS.

Some of the hilights are:

iOS 12: FaceTime improvements – you can now hold FaceTime conference calls with multiple people. As each person in the video call speaks, their video gets bigger so you can focus on who’s talking.

macOS Mojave: The one feature everyone will be focussing on is Dark Mode. This brings the Apple Pro Apps dark grey aesthetic to the whole operating system, including the Finder. People are going to rave about this.

watchOS 5: New health tracking features including automatic workout tracking and new workout types. You can also use it as a walkie-talkie to chat to friends.

tvOS: Apple TV 4K – through a software update, existing Apple TV 4K units will be able to be upgraded to support new audio codecs like Dolby Atmos. It all supports 4K resolution, HDR and there are a number of existing titles on the iTunes Store that will be upgraded to 4K and Atmos, so even if you purchased them originally as Full HD (1080p), you’ll be able to view them in 4K if you have compatible hardware.

Source: Apple Events – WWDC Keynote, June 2018 – Apple

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