May 17, 2022

Apple Announces Group FaceTime, Walkie-Talkie, and Student ID Card Access via Apple Watch, and More at WWDC 2018

Apple made a slew of product announcements today at their developer conference (WWDC 2018). Here are the official announcements and images direct from Apple.

iOS 12

Includes…Group FaceTime and Apple Books Redesign.
Announcement #1

Announcement #2



Includes…Walkie Talkie, Podcasts, and Student ID Cards.

Apple Watch replaces Student ID cards. With a raise of the wrist, students can gain access to places including the library, dorms and events, and pay for snacks, laundry and dinners around campus simply by adding their ID cards to Wallet on Apple Watch.

The program launches with Duke, the University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma this fall. Johns Hopkins University, Santa Clara University and Temple University will bring the capability by the end of the year.


Apple unveils ARKit 2

See Also: Here Are the Coolest Features in iOS 12 (via Gizmodo)

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