It's now unclear what will be included in this new operating system although it's thought Apple is concentrating on making its popular OS even more secure and stable. In other words, the war of words between Facebook and Apple seems to have just gone hot. Here's a look at what to expect at this year's WWDC.
Even when there is a lot going on across the system, apps can launch up to twice as fast. This year, Apple is tightening the screws more with intelligent tracking protection 2.0, which isn't even less generous about keeping cookies around for websites that Apple has determined has tracking abilities.
macOS Mojave - aka macOS 10.14 - is the sequel to High Sierra, enhancing the Finder with a Dark Mode, deeper photo functionality and photo gallery-like views, and a Continuity Camera feature for instant iPhone image and scan importing. While Facebook generates revenue from ads targeted with detailed information about users, Apple makes most of its money selling hardware products.
As always, Apple will be live-streaming the event, so you can catch the event right from your home.
Apple's Safari browser runs on iPhones, iPads and Macs. To help reduce interruptions, iOS 12 gives users more options for controlling how notifications are delivered. While iOS 12 might not be drastically different from the previous-generation OS, it is likely to focus on stability and bug fixes. As part of the update Apple is also making it harder for advertisers to fingerprint devices - another way of tracking people across the web.
On a lighter note, Apple demonstrated a new feature that lets consumers create a personalized emoji of themselves. Designed in collaboration with Pixar, a new open file format, usdz, makes it easy to experience AR almost anywhere in iOS, including apps like Messages, Safari, Mail, Files and News, delivering powerful graphics and animation features. The refreshed interface is said to include a "Reading Now" tab as well.
Apple may allow third-party developers to create apps that work seamlessly on both iOS and macOS platforms.
But Steam's parent company, the Bellevue, Washington-based Valve Corp, said last week that Apple had rejected the Steam Link app, blocking its release. Apple has announced that the developer beta is available starting today.
However, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the new wallpaper on iOS 11. Neither Steam nor Apple commented last week on why the app was rejected, and neither responded to requests for comment on Monday about whether the new App Store rules were indeed aimed at Steam. Notably, watchOS 5 does not support the original 2015 version of the Apple Watch. A Bloomberg report notes that the Cupertino company will introduce a ton of new ARKit features. One of the most intriguing AR demonstrations so far involves a collaboration with Lego, allowing users to build within an AR environment.