Apple recently held the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. Apple uses the event to showcase its new software and technologies for software developers. Attendees can participate in hands-on labs with Apple engineers and attend in-depth sessions covering a wide variety of topics.
Here are the Highlights from WWDC 2018 in June:
Tim Cook welcomed developers from 77 different countries to WWDC 2018. Craig Federighi introduced iOS 12, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.
LEGO’s director of innovation Martin Sanders introduced LEGO AR City, which uses ARKit 2 features including shared experiences, persistent AR and 3D object detection. Adobe’s executive vice president and CTO Abhay Parasnis talked about usdz, the new open file format developed in collaboration with Pixar.
Kimberly Beverett demonstrated features in Siri Shortcuts, such as ordering a coffee in the morning or making travel plans. Susan Prescott introduced new app features in iOS 12, including Apple News, Stocks and the redesigned Apple Books.
New Apple Watch features, such as the new rainbow Pride band, Student ID and Walkie-Talkie, were introduced by Apple’s Kevin Lynch.
Jen Folse introduced new tvOS 12 aerial screensaver features on Apple TV 4K, including aerials shot from space by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.