Apple on Monday unveiled the next major software update for its iPhones and iPads: iOS 12. The update brings about a number of new features and improvements, including faster performance, group FaceTime calling with up to 32 people, tons of new stuff for AR and Animoji, and much more.
As it does every year during WWDC, Apple has announced the winners of this year’s Design Awards. These awards are typically given out to apps and games that set themselves apart for any number of reasons including user experience, functionality, audio and visual design, and more.
In addition to all of the software announcements made today, Apple also introduced new colorways for its line of Apple Watch bands and iPhone cases. The summer-themed shades are Peach, Sky Blue and Marine Green, and you can find them in the silicone Apple Watch Sport Bands, as well as the silicone cases for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.
Among the new features introduced in iOS 12 are some new gestures for iPad. It wasn’t mentioned on stage (at least we don’t recall seeing it), but Apple is bringing iPhone X-esque gestures to its tablet with the latest iOS update.
As with all of Apple’s software updates, macOS Mojave includes a number of privacy and security enhancements. Among them is a new feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention, which essentially makes it more difficult for data companies to track users.
Apple unveiled a new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave. The update, the first for the MAS since it was first launched, should be more useful to use. A lot of the features are coming over from the iOS App Store.
In addition to the various new features and improvements introduced in macOS Mojave, Apple is also using the update to bring a bunch of its stock apps to the Mac. This includes Apple News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and the Home app.
tvOS will bring the Dolby Atmos surround sound to your Apple TV, make Single Sign-On even more seamless with Zero Sign-On, take your breath away with a new screen saver shot by astronauts aboard the ISS, and more.