Siri's automation feature is based on Workflow, a startup that was recently acquired by Apple. The only catch is that all of the relevant transactions must be performed from the desktop PC; and not from within the iOS app.
We are not entirely sure the exactly release date for the new Mac App Store, but we know it will be sometime in the fall of 2018.
You can set per-app or overall-usage time limits, manage app access for other users (such as children), set up warning pop-ups when you're close to hitting a preset usage time limit, and more. It also provides one with a weekly summary of your smartphone usage habits.
With proper integrations the feature would launch the app in the background so you could keep your phone in your pocket while the tunes automatically started playing. "Instant Tuning" will let you turn off notifications for apps at any moment, or help notifications bypass the lock screen.
Now Apple users will be able to make personalized animojis - even ones that stick out their tongues thanks to the new "tongue detection" technology. The HomePod has previously only given users Siri controls to bring up songs with Apple Music.
Apple is giving FaceTime a major overhaul in iOS 12 and adding Group FaceTime support to it. All Messages threads will have a native link to FaceTime, be it one-on-one or group chat.
The Photos app in iOS 12 will take photo face recognition a step further by making suggestions on who you might want to share the photos with, depending on the subject.
Apple is rolling out a new feature called Shortcuts, which adds "quick actions" for any app.
Apple faced a backlash late past year when it emerged that the company slowed down some older iPhones with flagging batteries.
The real meat and bones of Apple's phone addiction features is what they're calling ScreenTime, which comes with a whole host of features, including "Reports".