Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2018 in Six Minutes

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Today's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote featured more than two hours of non-stop coverage of the new features coming in iOS 12, macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5.

    For those of you who haven't had a chance to watch the keynote or don't want to spend two hours listening to software announcements, we've condensed everything Apple announced into six minutes, so you can get a quick recap of everything important.

    There were no hardware announcements at today's event, with Apple electing to focus solely on iOS 12, macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5. It's no surprise Apple decided to unveil software alone, as all of these updates bring some great new features.

    iOS 12 speeds up many of the animations on the iPhone and iPad for faster performance, plus it brings a suite of new digital health tools for monitoring how much time you're spending on your devices and cutting back if desired.

    Do Not Disturb at Bedtime minimizes nighttime distractions, while Group Notifications clean up your Lock screen. On the iPhone X, there are new emoji, including personalized "Memoji" characters that you can customize to look like you. ARKit 2 will bring improved multiplayer augmented reality apps that also offer object persistence, and Group FaceTime will let you chat with up to 32 people at once.

    macOS Mojave introduces a new Dark Mode, a revamped and enhanced Finder, Desktop Stacks for managing items on your desktop, a redesigned Mac App Store, a Dynamic desktop that changes based on the time of day, and new apps that include Home, Apple News, Stocks, and Voice Memos.

    As for tvOS, it brings long-awaited Dolby Atmos support and a new zero sign-on feature that's designed to let you access apps you're entitled to with your cable subscription when you're signed into your cable provider's WiFi.

    watchOS 5 introduces auto workout detection for automatically starting and stopping workouts, new workout types, a Podcasts app, an activity competition mode for competing with friends, improvements to the Siri watch face, and a new Walkie-Talkie app for sending push-to-talk messages to friends and family.

    For a full recap of all our coverage today and more detail on what was announced, make sure to check out our dedicated event recap post.

    Make sure you stay tuned to MacRumors this week, because we're going to be sharing in-depth videos highlighting new features in all of the software updates Apple introduced today. We'll also be publishing detailed roundups on everything you need to know about the new software, and we'll have coverage of all the new features as we delve into the updates.

    Article Link: Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2018 in Six Minutes
  2. scrapesleon, Jun 4, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018

    scrapesleon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2017
    Finally group notification back and group FaceTime life is booming again
  3. montycat macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2007
    Waze and Goggle maps on CarPlay! Im glad I now have that option
  4. Michael Scrip, Jun 4, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018

    Michael Scrip macrumors 603

    Mar 4, 2011
    Six minutes?

    Dang... I spent 14 minutes watching The Verge's video... :p
  5. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    well I was looking for a 5 minute video, but this will do lol
  6. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
    Yawn....wake me when there are any hardware updates.
  7. Zachari macrumors regular


    Feb 8, 2012
    Washington, DC
    I am generally happy with the direction Apple is going.
  8. Macaholic868, Jun 4, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018

    Macaholic868 macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2017
    This is one of the most “meh” WWDC keynotes that I can remember but I am happy they are dedicating a good chunk of their resources into tuning iOS up. The performance improvements will be with be worth it for users with aging iOS hardware.

    I was shocked there were no hardware announcements. I’m ready to buy a new iMac but won’t until they refresh the hardware.
  9. gugy, Jun 4, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018

    gugy macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    Thanks, that will save me quite a bit of time. The announcements are OK. I was looking for hardware news but...This is Apple, they love to make us wait and wait.
  10. Shaun, UK Suspended

    Shaun, UK

    Mar 23, 2006
  11. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Great summary as always. Other than dark mode for macOS though this was underwhelming.
  12. ProTruckDriver macrumors regular


    Jul 28, 2016
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    I liked the summary, Fast and to the point.
  13. TheFluffyDuck macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2012
    Siri is still garbage. Three new fetch calls for spots and celebrities nobody cares about, and a "shotcut" feature which is a fraud. If you have to micro-manage your assistant its not an assistant. This should be handled by AI and already knows which apps are on your phone. You should not have to STATE which apps and services are on your phone, it should already know. Why bother when 15 seconds your in the app and you have pressed the button, and you dont run the risk of it getting your non-US accent wrong. Meanwhile Google assistant knows the weight of the Apple Home pod when asked, but Siri doesnt. Talk about mopping the floor.
  14. ChrisMoBro, Jun 4, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018

    ChrisMoBro macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2016
    6 minutes? You guys must have really had to stretch the news out to fill the edit
  15. LeahJoFoxtrot macrumors regular


    Aug 10, 2016
  16. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Not that exciting, but I'm happy they are really focusing on optimizing the performance of iOS. Based on what I'm hearing about iOS 12 Beta 1 already I think iOS 12 is going to be a winner.
  17. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    I’m really excited about Siri Shortcuts. Been asking for it for years though I called it Siri Scripts. Curious to see how it actually works and how customizable you can make the actions.
  18. drinkingtea macrumors regular


    Jan 31, 2016
    I’m glad we have grouped notifications (finally, good Lord), but I really dislike the implementation and the UI. Messy, and I don’t like that the notifications are stacked. I much prefer how Android handles grouped notifications; much cleaner, much simpler, much better. I noticed that if there are only two notifications [on iOS 12], two cards will still show behind the first notification. Huh? There should only be one card showing behind the first notification since there are only two notifications for that app. Why does Apple struggle so much with notifications?
  19. Kagio macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008
    am I the only one who noticed it?

    Look at that notification shade right there ...min 35:18 from the apple website complete WWDC'18 video

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  20. Spizike9 macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2011
    Watch bands and new Animojis but no new Macs. Because courage.
  21. Macaholic868 macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2017
    This feature might be my favorite. Anything Apple can do to give us more customized, granular control over Siri is a good thing.

    If Siri will always be more limited than Alexa and the Google Assistant because of Apple’s commitment to privacy then Apple should give us all the tools necessary to make Siri as smart as possible.
  22. mandakh macrumors newbie


    Jun 4, 2018
  23. dmw000 macrumors newbie


    Jun 4, 2018
  24. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I have one Mac, two iOS devices, an ATV 4, and an AW, so all of these apply to me. I thought a little about what features I would actually use from each of these updates. Here's what I got:
    iOS: better performance. Would use Google Maps with CarPlay if my car supported CarPlay.
    macOS: News app. Might enable Dark Mode once in a while just for novelty.
    WatchOS: cadence and auto start/stop (both in the run activity in the workout app)
    tvOS: zero sign-on (when my provider is supported, some day)

    I'm not trying to troll - I love Apple's products and am not going to threaten to take my ball and go play in Google's sandbox or anything like that. I just thought this was the most underwhelming keynote I've ever seen from Apple with almost no meaningful new features in any OS. I actually watched the keynote and STILL have no earthly idea how they stretched it to two hours.
  25. erinsarah macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2011
    I’m going to go out on a limb here and make a prediction. When Craig explained that Apple is NOT merging iOS and MacOS, he also danced around how certain iOS apps are being ported over to the Mac, like the News App. My prediction is that once we start seeing apps do this, the next gen of MacBooks will be Touchscreen enabled.

    You scoff. Apple has said that touch screen on an IMac is useless and same with laptops. Apple has said there is no use case for a touch screen laptop. But they also said there is no use for an iPad stylus, that smart watches suck, and that TV is a hobby. Meanwhile the MS Surface is getting better, the MS Studio is expensive but cool and useful for a niche of users, and the fact is that the crappy keyboard and underwhelming touch bar on the current crop of MacBooks means that a complete MacBook hardware overhaul is on the horizon. And sure, up til now Mac Apps have not lended themselves to a touch interface. But that’s changing. So file this under future claim chowder if you want, but I expect to see a touch screen MacBook in two years.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 4, 2018 ---
    The Screen Time thing is huge, huge, HUGE for parents. I honestly think they could have ditched the emoji demo and done a screen time demo instead. Oh, and I also think that Siri Shortcuts is going to eventually be a major thing. I foresee Apple learning how screen time is used by people and incorporating more real world logic into Siri as a result of what they see.

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