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IOS 12 turns your iPhone into a virtual tape measure

Apple also may introduce new ways to help people manage their health and assist apps in the use of augmented reality

Apple also will give users reports on how much time they spend on apps and what gets them to check them constantly.

The company today unveiled for the first time what these new controls would look like, and how they work.

"Animoji do such an incredible job at tracking our expressions, and this year, we're taking Animoji to a whole new level with breakthrough new technology we call tongue detection", Craig Federighi, Apple's SVP of software engineering, told the crowd of developers at WWDC as a 3D monkey, unicorn, alien, and robot on screen stuck their tongues out at them.

watchOS 5 is widely welcome by users and tech experts worldwide.

The new Apple features previewed on Monday won't reach users for a few months.

The peek at the new software will come Monday at a gathering in San Jose, California, for thousands of app developers and other computer programmers looking to create their own features for making iPhones, iPads, Macs and other Apple products more useful.

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Well it turns out, these can be used to track you, whether you click on them or not.

Apple senior vice president Craig Federighi said such tracking would be blocked by default.

Apple could introduce a tool to help users better manage their time on their devices. Federighi said the changes will make it "dramatically more hard for data companies to identify you and track you".

Apple is trying to cut the number of software bugs with this year's upgrade.

And it appears Apple is set to follow suit.

The easiest way is to watch on Apple's Events page here. The company started that effort previous year when it built AR tools into most iPhones and iPads; by contrast, Google had limited that to niche Android phone models. FaceTime feature, according to Apple, will be integrated into messages which will let users transit a group chat into a group video call.

Apple is also improving the Photos app in iOS 12. What remains to be seen is whether there is enough of a compelling reason for someone to use AR, even if it's built into everyday apps.

Finally, Apple has now eliminated the need to say "Hey Siri", before giving a command or asking a question to the virtual assistant on the Watch. The division's revenue surged by 31 percent from the previous year in Apple's most recent quarter. Now Siri will be able to integrate with all your apps and make suggestions based on your habits.