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IOS 12! New Macs! Catch our WWDC '18 predictions on The CultCast

Apple will likely debut Digital Health and ARKit 2.0 at WWDC, but no hardware Apple might be working to cure the worst tech addiction of all: Your iPhone
Mandy Jefferson | 02 June, 2018, 20:10

Apple iOS 12 Settings will have this Digital Health feature, says the report.

On Monday, Apple will hold its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose. Be sure to check back next week for our full coverage of WWDC 2018.

Bloomberg notes that Apple's long-promised parental controls will likely be tied into iOS 12's Digital Health feature, too.

It's been a tight ship over there at Apple, so for the first time in a long time, we know nearly nothing about what will be announced at an Apple Keynote. While we will be seeing new software updates including the iOS 12, there are also leaks about a few hardware products.

On the Mac front, Bloomberg says that "the focus this year will be on integrating more deeply with iOS", potentially including the debut of Marzipan, a previously reported initiative to let iOS apps run on Macs.

The report notes that these features will arrive as a "prelude" of what's to come from an Apple AR headset planned for as early as 2020.

North Koreans to deliver letter to Trump
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So far, the apps using augmented reality haven't really wowed. According to the report in Bloomberg, the Digital Health feature will include a number of tools which could help Apple iOS users to see how much time they are spending on their devices.

The system sounds remarkably like Google Dashboard, announced at Google I/O 2018.

In January, two top Apple investors called on the Cupertino tech giant to do its part tackling smartphone addiction among children.

Not much is now known about macOS 10.14-however, Apple is known to be working on a software development framework to bring macOS and iOS applications closer together.

Analysts believe Apple will try to inject more artificial intelligence and other new powers into Siri to make it more competitive with Google's digital assistant and Amazon's Alexa. ARKit 2.0 adds new features such as multiplayer AR environments, and a mode where virtual objects "remain in place", suggesting a persistent play environment. This was announced at the event past year, but was limited to a small number of territories. The division's revenue surged by 31 percent from the previous year in Apple's most recent quarter. But we think there's a good case for new hardware come Monday, and on this week's CultCast, we'll tell you why.

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