Apple's WWDC 2018 will reportedly be hardware free


So what will WWDC 2018 actually include?

According to the Bloomberg report, iOS 12 will arrive featuring a series of options created to help iPhone and iPad owners spend less time using their devices.

Apple is kicking off its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) next week, and all eyes are on what new software and hardware products might be unveiled during the event.

So says Bloomberg, which reports that despite earlier rumours to the contrary, Apple's incoming MacBook upgrades - which includes a new MacBook Pro, new 12in MacBook and a "cheap" MacBook Air successor - won't debut at WWDC on Monday, and will instead be shown off later in the year. A different report suggested that Apple itself has not finalized the design of the iPhone SE 2, however, it further noted that it will receive support for Face ID. It will also let users see which applications they are using a lot. Under that umbrella will sit a number of tools aimed at helping users monitor how much time they spend on their devices and inside certain apps.

At Google I/O in May, the company introduced a series of time management tools for Android users that help better manage screen time, track app usage, and limit the phone's ability to distract, including a "shush" mode which turns on Do Not Disturb by flipping the phone over, and a "wind down", color reduction mode for bedtime. At present, they're more like fun gimmicks. What is unclear is if users will still be able to access the app after overdoing their daily time limit.

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Other features that might make into iOS 12 include new Animojis and more expansive NFC capabilities that might enable iPhone owners to use their devices as virtual transit cards and hotel keys.

If Apple could make a smaller notch for iPhone without compromising on the technology it houses, it would have.

In January, two top Apple investors called on the Cupertino tech giant to do its part tackling smartphone addiction among children.

Not much is now known about macOS 10.14-however, Apple is known to be working on a software development framework to bring macOS and iOS applications closer together.