Apple announces iOS 12 with app updates and performance improvements

Apple will make a big announcement tonight- here's what we think it will reveal

It’s harvest season for Apple fans as they prepare for a bumper crop of announcements at the Worldwide Developers Conference

Mojave represents an initial step; for the first time, Apple-made iOS apps such as News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home are coming the operating system. "It's a lot like a calorie counter on menus, showing you how much time you're spending on your phone on this category or that category because at least then you have the information and you can make smarter choices".

Apple announced some new updates to its personal assistant, Siri. What is clear is that Apple is banking on users becoming more interested in AR experiences. Apple also announced that it has worked with Pixar to create a new AR file format, called USDZ, which makes it much easier to share across the iOS ecosystem.

Other new features include parental controls to limit the time children spend in apps, as well as which apps they can use.

The Lego AR experience will allow users to add virtual Lego pieces, characters, and buildings to work alongside the set itself creating nearly unlimited gaming experiences. On iOS, you'll see how you and your family use your i-devices to figure out.well, where all that time you spent watching YouTube or scrolling Facebook went.

Earlier this year, two large Apple shareholders asked the company to do more to help parents prevent their children from becoming addicted to digital devices, NPR reported. Federighi said everything that supports iOS 11 will also now support iOS 12, meaning Apple isn't leaving older devices behind in terms of performance.

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Participants can be added to a FaceTime video group chat at any time if they're using an iPhone, iPad or Mac computer, or join using FaceTime audio with their Apple Watch.

You can download the software through Xcode, which is what programmers use to build iPhone apps.

The feature is among the many changes Apple has brought to iOS 12.

In iOS 12, Apple is introducing a few more characters that will stick out their tongue when you do in the message.

The "Downtime" panel will also let consumers block off time where phone calls and only certain apps will be accessible.

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