WWDC 2018: iOS 12 gets new animos, memos and group facetime
Apple has added four new animoji, known as personalized animoji memos, as well as group FaceTime that can support up to 32 participants at once in iOS 12.
At its WWDC 2018 event, Apple has doubled its animoji feature by announcing a bunch of new ones to be added to iOS 12. In addition, the company has announced a personalized animoji called Memojis. The company has also unveiled new camera effects and filters. It also announced the group FaceTime, which also takes advantage of new memos and allows up to 32 people to be part of a conversation at a single time.
Apple has announced that with iOS 12, users will be able to choose from four new animoji, including a ghost, a koala, a tiger and a tee. Rex. These four will join the existing set of Animozis already available to iPhone X users. Memoji which Apple calls personalized animoji. It’s similar to Samsung’s AR emoji (which was similar to Animozis itself) and allows users to create a unique animoji based on their looks and preferences and use it when texting. Apple also improved the detection capability to include the eyes and tongue in the Face ID camera. So now all animoji and memoji will be able to show a wider range of expressions.
In addition, Apple has added the ability to add filters to photos and videos, such as watercolors and comic books. Users can add labels, sizes and captions and titles to highlight sections of an image. Stickers can be added via iMessage Sticker Pack.
Group FaceTime is a new feature that has been introduced with iOS 12 As mentioned earlier, the feature allows 32 people to be part of a conversation at any time It will also identify which users are currently talking and highlight them. Participants can be added at any time. Users have the option to join later if a conversation is still active Users can be a part of the conversation via video or audio from iPhone, iPad or Mac. There is also an option to participate via Apple Watch via FaceTime Audio.
iOS 12 brings many more additions and improvements, especially when it comes to performance. The company has also unveiled a new version of its augmented reality platform called ARKit 2. It now brings new features like shared experience, continuous AR and much more. Other announcements from WWDC 2018 include tvOS 12, WatchOS 5, improvements to Siri and more.