The Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) kicks off on Monday, June 4 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. We're expecting major news involving macOS 10.14, iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.
IOS 12 will finally allow iPhones and Apple Watches to work with NFC-enabled transit systems, ID systems, vehicle doors, and more. Apple will also have a Digital Health feature on iOS 12. Currently, iPhones make use of NFC in conjunction with Apple Pay for payments at credit card terminals.
The iOS 12 will see Apple going all in on augmented reality with multiple updates to its ARKit framework that was released a year ago. The updated AR platform is said to support multiplayer AR games, and many other features.
Apple's new wireless charging mat AirPower, which was first announced alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X previous year and has been slated for release in 2018, could also make an appearance. One of the more prominent rumors, via Bloomberg Quint, is that Apple will announce new features in iOS to help curb smartphone addiction.
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In this way, the video is an unusual admission of the poor state of North Korea's economy and the helplessness of its leadership. I told him today, "Take your time", he said, adding nevertheless that he expects "a really positive result in the end".
If we're lucky, the conference might also include some more information about some new additions to the MacBook lineup, as a new MacBook Air has been slated for release some time this year.
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To date, Apple has responded by highlighting its existing parental controls, which some analysts say are insufficient because they don't allow parents to fully monitor their children's device use.
New benchmark results have leaked onto the internet, and it appears to show a brand-new 14.2-inch MacBook Pro, which will be powered by Intel's six-core i7-8750H processor. As its name suggests, this is mainly a software event, but we may see some new hardware introduced there. It could be the same small form factor as the iPhone SE, but with an "all-display" front and Face ID technology found in the iPhone X. It will be interesting if an iPhone SE 2 is launched.