Apple has traditionally used its annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) to offer a sneak peek into the next version of its major software updates. If you decide to try iOS 12 on your phone or tablet in June, you'll want to be careful. This feature will help iPhone and the iPad users cut down on screen time and from time to time do a digital detox. In this case this new software is going to be the iOS 12, which will be announced as a beta update for now, and the macOS 10.14, which too will be available on trial basis for developers. For me, this is where tech should have more impact. At the time, Apple said it was working on "new features and enhancements" to address the concerns, and in March it added a new webpage to educate parents about existing controls. There also might be some news about Apple's streaming service.
iOS Update for iOS 12 which can include some rumored features like NFC-based capabilities, Digital Health Tools, Augmented Reality (AR) and many other features are expected. This is the software that will define the experience of 2018's new iPhones, and also update current iPhones and iPads when it comes out to devices later this year.
With WWDC a couple of days out, we're coming up on one year since Apple first showed off its glitzy answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers. Apple recently poached top Google AI executive John Giannandrea, after criticism about slow feature development compared to the competition.
One of the key new announcements is expected to encourage users to spend less time using their iPhones. Rumours even suggest that Apple could present a new MacBook Air with a Retina display, 10 years after launching the line, which has barely been updated in nearly three years. If limited product announcements are scheduled, Cook could drum up more coverage around the event with any newsworthy comments.
Apple also has said it will be rolling out tools to help users monitor and curb their smartphone usage. Apple is in a unique position to toot its own horn. Monday's preview could include more on that front.