Action Items

  • Explore possible use cases for Siri Shortcuts in your app.
  • If you have an ARKit app, or are interested in building one — there are a lot of new additions to learn this year with ARKit 2.
  • Most importantly, make your Memoji.

Major Takeaways

  • Introduced Siri Shortcuts — arbitrary actions that apps can take, triggered by a custom phrase set by the user.
  • Improved “Do Not Disturb” mode allows you to turn it on for a set amount of time, or until you leave your current location.
  • Notifications can now be grouped, and the user has more control over silencing pushes.
  • Introduced “Screen Time” — allows users to monitor how much time they are spending in different apps or app categories. Allows the user to set their own time limits, or set limits on family devices.
  • Added “Memoji” — basically a bitmoji that works the same as an Animoji.
  • FaceTime now supports up to 32 people on a call.
  • Apple Watch has a new walkie-talkie feature that is reminiscent of 2005 with all the chirping Nextel phones.