IPhone Gets iOS 11.4 - Here’s What You Need to Know About It

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Apple will reveal what is next for the software that powers the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch later on Monday.

Apple is rolling out its latest iOS 11.4 software update for iPhones and today we are going to cover everything there is to know about it.

Despite the excitement surrounding the WWDC each year, during 14 of the past 15 conferences, Apple shares have fallen over the course of the five-day event.

Four months since launch, it's clear Apple delivered some awesome hardware, but there are plenty of features I want to see the HomePod pick up when Apple comes to the stage at its annual developer conference to talk iOS 12.

Additionally, Apple has also launched an app for WWDC on the App store.

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Apple is also expected to unveil a heavily upgraded version of ARKit, the development toolkit it provides for building AR-infused iOS apps including a mode created to "let users play AR games against each other in the same virtual environment". But the big news with the macOS is likely be several new tools that may help developers write applications that will work seamlessly across the iPhone as well as a full computer like the MacBook Air.

New iOS updates are always previewed at WWDC, so it shouldn't be any different this year. Here's what we might see. At last year's conference, for example, Apple upgraded almost its entire Mac line, previewed the iMac Pro, launched new iPad Pros and showed off the HomePod smart speaker. The company may launch a wireless charging pad called the AirPower that it announced a year ago.

Apple could also branch out with more animated emoji - animoji - and pave the way for both Face ID and animoji for future iPads.

In fact, Apple employees are already testing the NFC technology on their iPhone to unlock doors at the company's headquarters, according to The Information, which, citing sources familiar with the matter, first reported on the NFC changes coming down the pike. Apple will also refresh 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro models with the latest chips and keyboards from Intel. It could choose to keep updating the speaker's software alongside new iPhone software releases, as it does with the Apple Watch.

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