Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote was last week, and the American tech giant did announce some exciting new features for iOS 12 operating system which runs on the iPhones as well as on the iPads. Screen time is an app which shows how long you have been on the apps specifically and allows people to set daily limits for usage of various applications.
Apple unveiled new steps to make it hard for advertisers to distinguish among users, building on its effort, begun a year ago, to prevent such tracking.
Phone addiction is a big deal lately, and Apple has heard this loud and clear: iOS 12 will include a handful of new features to help with phone addiction. Parents will also be able to choose the apps they want to make available to their kids all the time. They'll also be able to set time limits on these apps, blocking them out and preventing them from sending out notifications. Apple wants you to see the Photos app as more than a dumb gallery and something approaching a service along the likes of Google Photos.
Also, there will be more control options for parents, which will allow them to make decisions regarding their children's usage of the phone. For those unaware, Federighi is the senior vice president of software engineering at Apple and he heads iOS and macOS engineering teams. All Messages threads will have a native link to FaceTime, be it one-on-one or group chat. While most of the announcements were based on new apps and features, one app took a major highlight, and for a controversy.
iOS 12 will finally be revamping Apple's reviled notification system and granting users some ability to control them, including granular notification controls and bundled notifications.
Apple also added a new app Measure that can "quickly gauge the size of real-world objects similar to a tape measure".
However, the new iOS 12 will not be available until September, when Apple will announce the new iPhones at its press event. We'll have to wait for the various music streaming apps to support Suggestions for example, and even then you'll have to program each trigger phrase individually for each artist or playlist.