Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids' iPhone Use

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A new app called "Screen Time" will offer iPhone and iPad users a dashboard highlighting how much time they have spent using which apps, how many notifications they receive, how often they pick up their device and how their usage patterns compare to the average. Faster and More Responsive iOS 12 is created to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive with performance improvements across the system.

It's WWDC week and as usual Apple has kicked things off with a keynote event.

Apple will reveal what is next for the software that powers the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch later today. It's also not a full picture of what will eventually come to your devices. Apple makes most of its money selling hardware, and Monday's software upgrades will likely give users another reason to keep buying the company's new devices.

It was rumoured for a long time that iOS 12 would focus on bug-fixes and smaller tweaks rather than offering a shake-up to the tried and tested formula.

These features have been expected for months. Earlier this year, major shareholders pushed for the company to add parental controls and tackle smartphone addiction among children. Voice memos are coming to the iPad, iBooks has been redesigned and renamed as Apple Books and Apple News has also had a minor redesign, adding a favourites tab.

Screen Time: A new app that provides daily reports on how much time you are spending on your apps, what apps are sending you the most notifications, what type of apps you are using (productivity, social, and more).

There's also a report from the Wall Street Journal (paywall) suggesting Apple is looking to get back into the advertising business.

Apple of course unveiled a brand new version of its Apple Watch operating system, watchOS 5.

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"We need to have tools and data to allow us to understand how we consume digital media", Tony Fadell, a former senior Apple executive who worked on the original iPhone and iPod, said in a recent interview.

New MacOS Mojave and iOS 12 software to be released later this year will also make it harder to use trackers to create "unique fingerprints" by gleaning data about devices being used, according to Mr Federighi.

Siri: Apple's not-so-smart assistant has a lot of catching up to do to reach the level of the Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa. More details can be found in our iOS 12 post.

Do Not Disturb During Bedtime will limit notifications you see at night time, so it isn't a barrage of information.

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