Apple wants you to spend less time on your iPhone

John Taggart  Bloomberg via Getty Images FILEThe Apple Inc. logo is seen at the entrance to a store in New York Sept. 10 2015

John Taggart Bloomberg via Getty Images FILEThe Apple Inc. logo is seen at the entrance to a store in New York Sept. 10 2015

Apple is expected to launch a few exciting software updates at Monday's annual developer conference in San Jose, California, but don't expect any news about new iPhones or other fun products.

Apple has unveiled software upgrades that will change the way you use your iPhone.

"As usual, the spoilers came from within", Troughton-Smith tweeted. While macOS already features an optional dark mode, it only applies to the dock and menu bar rather than program interfaces, but the darker Trash icon in the dock (below) suggests that this could become a system-wide feature. Two major Apple investors urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone use among children.

At WWDC 2018, Apple announced macOS 10.4, the new version of its desktop operating system.

My favorite feature of macOS Mojave Desktop is Stacks - a life-saving feature for people with a messy desktop like me.

The new macOS also comes with a redesigned Mac App Store that has a new interface and editorial sections - similar to the iOS App Store redesign that came with iOS 11.

With iOS 12, which will be available for developers to start working on from today, Apple claims it is pushing for performance like never before. And when you use "do not disturb" during bed time, your iPhone shows a mostly black screen until you tap the screen in the morning to dive in.

Apple has talked about the privacy of users a lot in the last couple of years, and in the recent months, especially with the world alarmingly looking at the way Google and Facebook utilise user data, the company has highlighted again and again that it cares for the private data of its users. Among the upgrades include WebKit, so you can look at web pages on the watch, a Walkie-Talkie function that's fairly self-explanatory, automatic sensing of workouts, and a pilot test at several universities of an "identity card" feature that will allow access to certain buildings. If you go over your own limit, iOS 12 will pop up a reminder and block the app, though you can grant yourself an extension.

There's also the Dynamic Desktop feature, and a revamped Finder, and Desktop Stacks, which automatically arranges files on the desktop by tag, date, type, and more. On iOS 12, up to 32 people will be able to call into a FaceTime chat, which is probably unnecessary, but also pretty awesome. Apple is also offering tools to give multiple users a different view of the same digital objects viewed from different angles. The Dark Mode is quite useful especially for users who work on their new projects at night. While the first three have self-explanatory names, the Home app is meant for interacting and controlling HomeKit-enabled smart devices.

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