Apple’s WWDC 2018 Happened Yesterday And Here’s Everything About The First Day


It’s that time of the year when people around the world gather together to announce some amazing news for their customers. No, it’s not Christmas yet but it’s Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, which nothing but a festive for the technology geeks around the World.

And how come this not make the biggest tech news today?!

Being consistent towards its ritual the tech-giant held its annual developers’ conference yesterday afternoon, down in San Jose.

Starting the conference with little yet significant changes:


Another ritual followed by the world’s leading technology company is its keynotes. These keynotes are always considered the light grabber factor of Apple’s annual developer conferences. While kicking off the keynotes like every year the company announced a bunch of updates to all of its major operating systems.

While it has only been a day to this magnificent developer’s conference, judgments have been spouting out already.

Some of the tech-geeks believe that the first day didn’t justify the expectations of Apple lovers as they expected huge changes like game-changing leaps or new hardware. While other technology updates pundits believe that the changes announced were small but significant. Like the myriad tweaks and additions represent a polish that will hopefully mean a better experience with Apple gadgets.

We know how difficult it is to follow all the details about the first day of this conference so we thought of making things easy for our readers.

So without further ado let’s share the highlights of the day and see what Apple has on the plate to offer:

Here’s what Apple has new for its customers:

Apple’s next-generation phone has a lot more ‘new’ for you:


So the tech company had the first and good technology news for its smartphone lovers.

The next-generation iPhone operating system. iOS 12 comes with a variety of new features, many of which we’ll dig into below, but it includes things like group FaceTime, new Animoji, some quality of live improvements to Siri, improvements in performance (especially for older devices) and updates to its push into augmented reality.

Basically, it’s time for bigger and better Augmented Reality features people!

Apple said it is rolling out ARKit 2.0:

What’s a developer’s conference without developing?

Apple said it is rolling out ARKit 2.0, the next generation of its development software for augmented reality experiences on the iPhone.

You might be wondering what this new version has for us? So here you go:

The new version showed improved face tracking, more realistic rendering, 3D object detection, persistent experiences and shared experiences (as well as a neat party trick when it comes to measurement). There’s also a multiplayer component the company will roll out with its new development tools.

Love BitEmoji? Time to get more creative!


Whether you’re an iPhone user or not you just have to live under a rock to be oblivious if BitEmoji.

The tech-giant realized the Apple lovers’ love for BitEmoji so it has announced a new feature for them.

Apple is giving users a way to create a customized avatar for themselves that will behave exactly like an Animoji, it’s animated emoji that moves around as you move your head. Plus you can stick out your tongue and your Animoji will do the same, for some reason.

Cool yet weird, but isn’t that what technology is all about? Just saying…

Now you can chat up to 32 people:


Who said technology has lessened social gathering? Apple’s new announcement is determined to make people closer and when I say people, I mean 32 people at the same time.

Apple is adding group FaceTime video calls to iOS 12, where you can chat with up to 32 people!

God, I can’t wait to leave the group chat yay!

New features for the Apple Watch:


WWC has always been about showing out new features. And Apple being Apple can’t have enough of the showing off thing when it comes to features.

Apple showed a bunch of new features that will show up in the next generation of the operating system for the Apple Watch. That includes new features like new workout types like yoga and hiking, challenges for friends, and automatic workout detection.

And wait, there’s also Siri shortcuts and the walkie-talkie.

Time to get to my personal favorite announcement.

Apple is giving its users the ability to create custom commands with Siri:


Only when Siri thought life was easy for her, Apple announced this most interesting development in the feature.

The whole process involves chaining together a bunch of activities and queries within Siri that users can piece together to respond to a single voice command like “I’m going to McDonald’s”

You have competition now Alexa.

You can talk into your watch:


I know what you’re feeling, we humans are getting weird and weirder when it comes to talking to things.

But Apple’s new announcement has a logic.

you can talk into your watch like a walkie-talkie. And the logic is that more people will now buy these watches. *Taadaa*

There were a lot more announcements by the tech-giant at the Annual developer’s conference 2018 but we have mentioned the ones that we considered the most important and interesting.

By Maira Feroz

A journalism student who's studying the native form of journalism but is performing it in the digital way.