Apple Stock Hits Record High As Company Opens WWDC Show

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What we have got though are updates to most of Apple software portfolio, the biggest of which is arguably iOS 12.

When will iOS 12 be available? There'll be improved face tracking, more realistic experiencing, and persistent experiences among others.

Apple is releasing iOS 12 in beta form to developers first.

iOS 12 will be available on all of the same devices as iOS 11, which means it'll be supported on iPhone 5S and above, all iPad Air and Pro models, iPad mini 2 and above and the 6th-gen iPod Touch.

iOS 12 will finally be revamping Apple's reviled notification system and granting users some ability to control them, including granular notification controls and bundled notifications. The company said it is "doubling down on performance" with this update, too.

An Apple Developer membership costs $100 per year, and unless you are planning on creating and selling apps, isn't worth signing up for just to get early access to iOS 12.

Apple worked with Pixar to make a new file format for AR called USDZ.

Shortcuts app: A new app that lets you combine the actions from multiple different apps, bring them all together, and make your own custom shortcut useable through Siri. Users and developers alike should be able to customize voice commands for Siri, letting the assistant accomplish more complex and valuable tasks. You will also be woken up to a new screen that gives you a summary of your day. That brings Apple more on par with other smart assistants from Google and Amazon, which already work with third-party speakers. Siri will also start anticipating your needs, so if, for example, you're running late, it'll ask you if you need to send an apology text.

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To go along with these benefits there's a dedicated Shortcuts app.

Voice Memos: a new design and iPad availability. iCloud support is also coming so your voice recordings will sync across your devices. The OS is likely to get a new dark theme and a dedicated Apple New app.

In iOS 12 there's a new "Weekly Summary" feature that'll tell you how much you use your phone per week.

If you've ever seen macOS's Time Machine app, the way in which notifications are stacked will look familiar. A number of new features seem "inspired" by Google Photos, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Do Not Disturb can now also be used for a set time period. This is all very granular, so you can allow your children to always have access to the phone, but limited access to, say, Instagram or Facebook. You can now facetime with up to 32 people.

This includes a new dynamic user interface which shows all callers in a group FaceTime video call as tiles which adjust in size and position, depending on who is talking.

BREAKING: This is a live piece and we'll update it throughout the conference.

This app was first announced in September 2014, but had appeared to have been forgotten until now. Parents can also set controls for their kids.

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