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07 June, 2018, 02:00 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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So Apple wants to deny those services, too.

If you think this sounds like a headache waiting to happen, well, you're not alone. Here's what Apple has revealed so far.

According to a report by The Indian Express, Apple CEO said: "The things mentioned in the Times article about relationship statuses and all these kinds of stuff, this is so foreign to us, and not data that we have ever received at all or requested", he said. Apple removed those features for all four companies with iOS 11 in 2017. The update follows on from iOS 11 and is focussed on stability and performance.

'With iOS 12, we're enabling new experiences that weren't possible before.

In iOS 12, the upcoming version of the software that underlies the iPhone and the iPad, Apple is adding a collection of features that are created to help people control how they use their devices.

Apple released the next version of its augmented reality platform for developers, called ARKit 2.

Apple also announced a new file format - USDZ - which is designed for AR.

The controls include restrictions on specific apps or the whole phone.


But some analysts remained unimpressed, saying Apple is lagging rivals in key areas like artificial intelligence as the smartphone market matures. Apple tried to use WWDC to improve Siri but there weren't a whole load of announcements.

Parents can also set up a feature which will sent them reports from their children's phones and set time limits on app usage.

Apple has unveiled new operating systems for its iPhones and computers with features created to thwart secret trackers, such as those used by Facebook, to monitor people's online activities.

It will suggest that you share photos with a friend if they appear in a photo and then prompts the friend to share photos with you if you appear in their photos.

Google introduced similar tools at its developer conference. A new screen time feature will also allow users to monitor how much time they spend using individual apps, and provide a weekly breakdown of usage habits.

Apple is also revamping notifications. That way, whenever you activate your iPhone's screen to see what time it is, it won't show you all of the notifications that end up distracting you when you should be sleeping.

First up is do not disturb during bedtime-an amalgamation of two preexisting features already built into iOS.

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