WWDC 2018: Apple unveils iOS 12 features, emojis and release date

Apple has promised to add more “robust” parental controls to monitor the use of its

In addition you can now hard press the Do Not Disturb button and set a time limit for how long you want to remain incommunicado during the day.

Other new features include parental controls to limit the time children spend in apps, as well as which apps they can use.

The App Limits features give people the opportunity to set specific time limits on apps as well. Apple has announced the new iOS version and also disclosed that the new update will be available to all devices which now have iOS 11.

iOS 12 introduces new features to reduce interruptions and manage Screen Time. What's your favorite new feature?

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During Downtime, notifications from apps won't be displayed, and a badge will appear on apps to indicate they are not allowed to be used.

They will also have access to a new range of emojis as well as fresh animoji and personalised animated icons called Memoji, which can be customised by "choosing from a set of inclusive and diverse characteristics to form a unique personality".

Check out all the new features for Apple iOS 12 here. Most of it is deeply wonky stuff, like Apple's new augmented reality features which will allow you to precisely measure things or deep learning tech that figures out which photos you and your friend took at the same party.

The moves were announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, and focused on reliability and catching up with some competitors. Four Apple-built iOS apps - Home, Apple News, Stocks, Voice Memos - will now work on Mac computers, the company said. "We may not even recognize how distracted we've become". This means if you go to a supported sporting event or concert, when you want to see those pictures all you have to do is search for the name of the team or the band in the Photos app.

With Measure, you can measure objects or walls around you thanks to some new augmented reality tools from Apple.

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If we throw Messages in iCloud out of the equation, since it was released before WWDC, exactly half of my wish list is coming to iOS 12.

Apple is also expected to push its message of data privacy at WWDC. Also of note is that FaceTime is gaining support for group chats that'll support up to 32 participants at once.

Meanwhile, a fun new feature called Walki-Talkie lets you communicate with other people who are also using Apple Watches over voice.

"Great technology should improve life, not distract from it", reads Google's new digital wellbeing site. Apple also announced that it has worked with Pixar to create a new AR file format, called USDZ, which makes it much easier to share across the iOS ecosystem.

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