IOS 12 will turn your AirPods into hearing aids

Apple iPhone WWDC 2018 iOS 12

Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote was last week, and the American tech giant did announce some exciting new features for iOS 12 operating system which runs on the iPhones as well as on the iPads. Apple hasn't said yet, but based on previous years, it's possible to make an educated guess. Through AR, iPhone users now can measure objects. This is paired with another useful feature in iOS 12 called Shortcuts.

Other new features include parental controls to limit the time children spend in apps, as well as which apps they can use. Parents will also be able to choose the apps they want to make available to their kids all the time.

With proper integrations the feature would launch the app in the background so you could keep your phone in your pocket while the tunes automatically started playing.

Once you link your phone to your computer, many apps will have a new "Take Photo" option at your disposal (alternatively you can also use your iPhone to scan documents).

All of these upgrades will be available later in the year with Apple expected to released iOS 12 in September alongside its next generation of iPhones.

A weekly report, too, will be sent to parents informing them on how much screen time their children are spending on their phones. Once you've exceeded the time limit, a notification will pop up and you won't be allowed to use that app anymore.

Apple released the next version of its augmented reality platform for developers, called ARKit 2.

The software update also comes with Memoji avatars.

Apple's AirPods could soon become a useful hearing aid in crowded environments.

iOS 12 brings enhancements to "Do Not Disturb", making this time management tool even better by helping people stay in the moment during times like studying as well as during a class, meeting or dinner. Developers will have to integrate support for Shortcuts into their apps, and users will have to build their own Shortcuts recipes.

Apple said iOS 12 will significantly improve how apps load and other performance features on iOS devices.

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