Apple WWDC 2018: The 5 Most Important Announcements

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In contrast to Apple's developer conference last year, the WWDC 2018 keynote was almost entirely devoted to software. No new hardware was announced, unlike the flurry of Mac and iPad announcements that Apple introduced at WWDC a year ago. Instead, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company focused on improvements coming in iOS 12 that aim to make the iPhone and iPad a better experience in areas such as performance and Siri voice control.

Apple also debuted iOS 12 updates of a different flavor from the norm -- with an array of new features for helping users to better control their smartphone habits (as well as the habits of their children). Notably, Apple said iOS 12 will be supported on all of the same devices that currently support iOS 11 -- which covers devices back to 2013 and makes it the largest user base ever supported by an Apple release, according to the company.

Additionally, Apple announced the next version of macOS -- known as macOS Mojave -- and previewed several new features of the operating system. Apple said the new versions of iOS and macOS will be made available to users this fall, with beta versions available to developers now.

What follows are the five most important announcements from Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote.

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