Apple rolls out big Siri improvements for iOS 12

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But, interestingly, there are reports that Apple will introduce a feature called Digital Health, which lets users monitor their time spent using their iPhones and iPads, as well as offer parental controls. Shortcuts on the lock screen are like app suggestions, but with more specific actions. Slashgear claimed Apple might have a new MacBook Pro to show off. You can now facetime with up to 32 people.

Reports in the United States suggest Apple could introduce a tool to help users better manage their time on their devices as part of efforts to improve digital well-being.

The iBooks gets a new design, support for audio books and from now on - it will be called Apple Books. It is basically your face as an animoji which you can personalise.

These may not be that spectacular this time around though, as an Axios article indicates that Apple is aiming for stability over new features for these versions, after troubles with software bugs with iOS 11.

-Voice Memo comes to iPad with iOS 12.

The Messages app is improved with four new Animojis (coala, ghost, t-rex, and tiger) and brand-new tongue detection. Along with bug fixes and refinements to the underlying code, the new version will also introduce enhanced support for augmented reality and digital health. You'll also get a sort of Yahoo Finance in the Stocks app with share prices, headlines, after-hour pricing.

On Thursday, Durov said Apple had refused to allow updates in its App Store since April.

This follows news last fall that Apple OS chief VP Craig Federighi took over leadership of Apple's Siri team from VP Eddy Cue. All top business news will pop inside the Stocks app.

-Apple claims Siri gets 10 billion requests every month.

-81% Apple devices are on the latest version of iOS 11. Apple suggests using Safari to watch the presentation, but it will work on AppleTV, Microsoft Edge, and Chrome and Firefox too, assuming they're up-to-date.

Read: Apple iOS 12 launched, here's what's new -iOS 12 will come to all Apple devices. In March, Siri cofounder Norman Winarsky said he's surprised by how much Siri is still unable to do, and that the assistant was stifled by a lack of reliability and Apple's own ambitions and poor execution. -The next big iOS release is, of course, iOS 12. The new AR kit is basically an upgrade to the available ARKit 1.5 SDK which developers have been using to build apps supporting augmented reality experience.

Notifications - you can turn on or off notifications from app straight from the lockscreen.

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