June 21, 2018

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Apple CEO Tim Cook poses for selfies with the company's WWDC scholarship

Apple CEO Tim Cook poses for selfies with the company's WWDC scholarship recipients

If you can't wait that long, there are a number of ways to get your hands on the latest software updates early. What the new intent in the firmware upgrade will do is to allow developers to generate audio or video playback from third-party media apps using Siri.

"[It] is interesting because Apple is trying to sell you the screen and trying to minimize it", said Rebecca Jarvis, ABC News" chief business, technology and economic correspondent.

While parents who use Apple products will like this feature, it's worth noting that it could be better.

Downtime is another tool for parents that will allow them to partially disable their child's device for a period of time, like bedtime or school.

Apple doesn't have multiple-logins on any of its devices.

There are several other features to look forward to, including the grouping of notifications to eliminate an onslaught of notifications from the same app, and group FaceTimes.

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Apple has revealed their all-new iOS 12 for phones and tablet devices. That's right - with iOS 12 you will be able to hold a FaceTime call including up to 32 people. You can see how often you're picking up your phone, and what's drawing you in.

Again, Google has had this feature in its Hangouts app.

The best part of this news is that these boosts will be seen across devices from the iPhone 5s, introduced in 2013, to the new iPhone X.

One of the biggest changes of the new iPhone software is Siri's presence. Sort of. You'll be able to modify facial details, hair, skin color and face shape. It is pretty cool.

One of the most discussed features of the iOS 12 is the Memojis, which are very similar to Snapchat's Bitmoji, but with much more flexibility. The latest new update brings screen time, Group FaceTime, Memoji, Grouped Notification and many newer features.

Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks with Apple CEO Tim Cook using the new group Facetime feature at the Apple Worldwide Developer conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, U.S., June 4, 2018.

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