Apple will let developers port iOS apps to macOS in 2019

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The addition of these features was previously leaked by Bloomberg, but the details on how they worked wasn't yet known.

Apple will offer more ways for people to limit the time they spend on iPhones while introducing features created to make its products even more indispensable.

In other announcements, there have been rumours of a new version of the company's iPhone SE being in development, which could also be unveiled at the conference, as could a rumoured cheaper version of the HomePod smart speaker.

In Control Center, you can configure when Do Not Disturb will end, as well.

Apple is launching a new tool named "Screen Time". "Instant Tuning" will let you turn off notifications for apps at any moment, or help notifications bypass the lock screen. Siri also got a small upgrade. The new OS will come with a new automatic index, powered by machine learning, that groups pictures of events such as concerts or sports games together.

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View each build of your app that you've uploaded using Xcode, altool, or Application Loader, and easily distribute it to testers for valuable feedback using TestFlight in App Store Connect. On the iPhone that feature is arguably not that useful, since just a tab is displayed at a time, but it's nice to know that Safari is catching up in that respect anyway. This will deliver better overall performance anytime you use your iPhone.

Users will also be able to receive weekly reports on the amount of time they spend in each app and limit themselves to a certain amount of time per day. You can also see which apps are sending you the most notifications, so you can make better decisions about which apps' notifications you may want to disable. In order to avoid going overboard, people will be able to set alarms reminding them when the time they allot themselves for an app is about to run out. When your time is about up, you'll get an alert, and when the time is up, a new "Times Up" screen comes up.

The 31 new countries Apple will launch the software in this summer include Bulgaria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Estonia, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru.

Lots of people are excited about the new animoji features. However, there is still no option to close all apps at once.

A "Downtime" option will help kids to unplug, and parents can limit app usage by category or individual whitelisted apps. Apple just announced these changes for the Mac App Store this week, so we hope to learn more about it in the near future.

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