Animoji and Memoji
The new OS also brings along more Animojis — specifically the ghost, koala, tiger, and Tyrannosaurus rex. There is also a new feature that allows you to add a tongue to any Animoji. According to Apple, Animoji can also now pick up on winking but we tried it out ourselves and found that it wasn’t successful.
But that’s not all — Apple also introduced Memoji (which might be its response to Samsung’s AR Emoji). You will now be able to create an augmented reality character that resembles you — with the option to choose from different hairstyles, eye colors, and more distinct features like freckles. And in the iOS public beta, there are even more ways to customize your Memoji
Apple has also added fun effects to the iMessage camera. Users can add things like shapes, texts, filters, and stickers to their photos that they can then send within conversations. They will even be able to insert Animojis and Memojis into photos. One additional update that wasn’t announced at WWDC is that users can now record for up to 30 seconds with their Animoji rather than the original 10 seconds.
App-level data use information
While you have been able to easily find apps that are battery hogs on iOS for years, Apple is adding a new feature that allows you to see what apps use a lot of data. First spotted in the third public beta of iOS 12, you can now see the amount of data each app uses in the Settings menu.
Redesigned Maps app
Along with a host of bug fixes and minor updates, Apple threw in a huge surprise when it released the second public beta of iOS 12. The update features a new Apple-designed Maps engine that including more intricately detailed maps with greenery and other public landmarks. Right now, the feature is only active when looking at the San Francisco Bay Area on the app, but it will roll out in Northern California in the fall before making its way across the United States over the next year and a half.