Apple's new software could help you use your phone less often

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Apple WWDC 2018, which stands for Worldwide Developers conference, opens today and will continue till June 8. That could include the announcement of ARKit 2 with new support for multiplayer modes in AR-based games.

On 4 June Apple will announce various new products during its WWDC keynote, potentially including iOS 12, macOS 10.14, the iPhone SE2 and HomePod mini.

A new report from Bloomberg also suggests this, with rumors that much like Google in Android P, Apple is going to make a new "Digital Health" feature created to help you better manage your time on your device a big focus of iOS 12. Thousands of app developers, a few members of the media, and Apple employees will stuff into the McEnery Convention Center for four days of discussions, classes, and updates on the latest updates to Apple's various software platforms. Additionally, it also adds that there could be a possible redesigned home screen or updates to bundled apps that were originally said to be delayed. The event tends to be the second biggest Apple get-together of the year, behind its September iPhone launch event.

Rumours suggest that there could be an integration between Mac and iOS apps. It's interesting to hear that Apple might as well name its newest feature "Digital Health" services as it helps you track the time you spend on your apps.

A report from Reuters on Friday says that Apple Inc will be debuting tools that will allow two iPhone users to share data so they can have access to the same virtual environment through their individual devices, according to two sources familiar with the project. Apple could expand and improve its tracking to give people more information about their diet and sleep habits, Moorhead said. In addition to its Digital Health, the iOS 12 will welcome lesser restriction towards NFC chips on its phones and will see its usage not limited to just Apple Pay.

Updates of NFC (Near Face Card) functionality in iPhone are also expected that will allow the smartphones to unlock smart locks, hotel rooms, and cars. These are expected to be new tools related to augmented reality, which will help developers create better AR apps for the iPhone.

Moreover, Apple will likely unveil a smaller and cheaper HomePod speaker.

We'll have to wait until Monday for the all the official new iOS 12 features, but there's already plenty of leaks about what Apple wants to focus on this year.

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