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Tim Cook: we've never let Facebook dive deep into iOS

Tim Cook: we've never let Facebook dive deep into iOS

Apple is also improving the Photos app in iOS 12.

What else is new in iOS 12? Apple is adding features to help users spend less time staring at their devices if they'd like. But Apple clearly needs you to use your phone - it's what its core business is built upon.

There's also "App Limits", which will allow you to limit usage to certain apps by setting a time limit and and receive alerts when that time is nearly up.

Parents can also set limits, using "Allowances" to allow their children ertain amounts of time on their devices. The new macOS brings enhanced security feature on Safari Browser which will block tracking websites like Facebook and other websites, these websites use to track users data and those data were sold for researching objective. Incoming notifications from the same source will now be grouped together for easier management. However iOS 12 is expected to introduce some improvements to Siri, one of which is a new app called Siri Shortcuts. 9to5Mac first noticed the update when combing through the iOS 12 beta, where one can find new settings for Face ID that allow users to "Set Up an Alternative Appearance". Apple is also launching a new Shortcuts app that lets users create their own Siri commands.

"Data companies are clever and relentless", Federighi said. Learn even more from Apple's official iOS 12 preview here.




Four new Animoji are coming to the fray: Ghost, Koala, Tiger and T-Rex. Memoji will let you create an Animoji of yourself, giving you options for skin color, hair style, freckles, glasses, and more.

iOS 12 will come out later this year, it'll be supported on every single device that runs iOS 11 right now. The new FaceTime will allow you to invite up to 32 people into the same video chat session, instead of just one-on-one calls.

"In Safari, enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention helps block social media "Like" or "Share" buttons and comment widgets from tracking users without permission", Apple said in a statement.

"These partners signed agreements that prevented people's Facebook information from being used for any other goal than to recreate Facebook-like experiences", Ime Archibong, Facebook's vice president of product partnerships, said in a statement.

watchOS 5 is available to registered developers now and will launch to the public in the fall. It'll be available on the Apple Watch Series 1 and later, so anyone with an original Apple Watch will remain on watchOS 4. Apple is also planning an update to ARKit, its platform for developers to build augmented-reality experiences on iPhone and iPads, which it initially announced previous year.