Published: Mon, June 04, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Apple to Announce Shared AR Experience Feature at WWDC 2018

Apple to Announce Shared AR Experience Feature at WWDC 2018

The iPhone maker is expected to show off the next generations of its iPhone, Mac and Apple Watch operating systems during Monday afternoon's keynote address.

We're nearly definitely getting a sneak peek at the next big update for iOS and macOS (and probably watchOS and tvOS, too), but there is also a chance Apple will share some news about a new iPad Pro, as well as the rumored second-generation iPhone SE. It commences from June 4 onwards at 10 am PT.

Last month Google unveiled a similar tool - soon to launch for its Android operating system - which will enable users to monitor how often they use their phone. Additionally, it also adds that there could be a possible redesigned home screen or updates to bundled apps that were originally said to be delayed.

While it's unlikely we'll see a new iPhone at WWDC, the event could be the ideal place for Apple to reveal its eagerly awaited wireless charging system, called AirPower.

That said, it doesn't help that another rumored feature that developers are going to have at, ARKit 2.0, will allow users to play games with other users in the same augmented reality space. But the big news with the macOS is likely be several new tools that may help developers write applications that will work seamlessly across the iPhone as well as a full computer like the MacBook Air. New Macbooks may also make the bill but the keynote usually focuses on software so don't get your hopes up on too many new goodies to buy once the event is over.

Some iPhone and Apple Watch owners may soon be able to unlock doors and pay transit fares with their smart devices. Here's what we might see. Given the flurry of issues that iOS 11 raised, the iOS 12 update may focus on improving reliability and performance on the devices it powers.

Apple is expected to launch MacOS 10.14 at WWDC, although the update will mostly be security-related. At last year's conference, for example, Apple upgraded almost its entire Mac line, previewed the iMac Pro, launched new iPad Pros and showed off the HomePod smart speaker. But those won't be ready until later this year, according to people familiar with the plans. The feature will also limit personal data sent to Apple served.

Siri Update will be competitive with Google's assistant, and Amazon's Alexa.

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