This is WWDC the time for keynotes! Every year Apple begins their Worldwide Developer Conference with a brief period of back-to back-to back announcements, usually covering everything like iOS to watchOS, toat times! — new hardware.
You didn’t have the time to get on the radio? We get it! We’ve summarized the most important stories in a digest that is easy to read.
- The lock screen will undergo a revamp. It’ll let you customize it as well as widget support that include widgets that are compatible with applications that are third-party. Notifications appear to “roll in” from the lower part of the screen, and the “Live Activities” API will enable developers to change notifications in real-time (think the tracking of sports scores.)
- You’ll be able alter as well as “unsend” recent messages in iMessage . Or make a message appear not read.
- SharePlay (which allows you to watch streaming videos in sync with your friend) can now be used with iMessage instead of only on FaceTime.
- Live Text can translate and alter text it finds in photos and allow you to easily navigate through an menu in a language that you don’t know.
- Apple is now introducing purchase now and pay later Apple Pay Later It allows you to split the cost of an Apple Pay purchase over four installments, with no interest. Apple claims that it will work wherever Apple Pay works.
- Apple’s massive Maps upgrade will bring many new countries this year which include “France, Switzerland, New Zealand, Belgium, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands.” The route will also get enhanced multistop support.
- Apple News will now let you read news that is focused on your team or sports of choice.
- If you are using Family Sharing to limit your children’s iPad screens, those children are now capable of requesting more time using iMessage.
- You are now able to enjoy an Library shared with your familymembers; when taking a picture you can select whether the photo is placed in the shared library, or your own library.
- Apple claims it has reinvented its home app “from the ground up.” The multiple devices across different rooms are displayed on one display, which includes the ability to side-scrolling the HomeKit cameras you have installed.
- CarPlay CarPlay is also receiving a major overhaul -it’s getting a major overhaul – Apple is essentially looking to replace the entire instrument cluster of your car. It will support things like speed readings, fuel gauges AC control, and more; which ones work where obviously will depend on the features your automaker permits. Apple states that it will release more information in the coming months “late next year.”
- Shareplay has now added more gaming support which allows you to start games and battles directly with your friends.
- iPadOS will include a new feature for managing windows that mimics desktops named “Stage Manager” that lets users run multiple windows or overlapping applications on the same screen at once.
- Four brand new watches faces are available: Astronomy, Lunar, “Play time,” and “Metropolitan.”
- The new “banner” notifications will keep you informed and not take all the screen.
- Apple Watch will be able to monitor a number of new metrics for running such as vertical oscillation (“how you move your body between up and down” when running) stride length, stride length and the time you contact the ground.
- The Fitness app available on iOS is now available even for people who don’t possess access to an Apple Watch, so everyone can put down those rings.
- Sleep tracking will use the heart-rate monitor and accelerometer to determine how much time you spent in four different sleep stages (Awake/REM/Core/Deep) while trying to catch some Zzz’s.
- Apple Watch will be able to keep track of the “A-fib history” to help medical professionals monitor heart arrhythmias and determine whether treatment is working.
Apple has shaken up the business with its exclusive M1 chipset that combines incredible performance and awe-inspiring efficiency. It’s also remarkably efficient, yet your laptop’s battery can last throughout the day.
The M2 is back in the market with the appropriately named M2. Apple declares that the M2’s processor is 17% more efficient than the M1, and it’s GPU has 35% more efficient.
The HTML0 is now available on the MacBook Airs and Pros! They’re removing the shape of the cheese-wedge on the Air choosing an edgier flat design, but one that’s only 11.3 millimeters thick.
With people using video calls more than ever before, Apple decided to announce the camera built into the MacBook Air with a promise of double its resolution (at 1080p) as well as a much better performance in low-light conditions.
It has it’s got a 13.6 inch display that is liquid, TouchID built into the keyboard, and MagSafe support. Apple claims it will offer the smallest charger with two USB-C ports. Apple also says that the brand new MacBook Airs will support fast-charging for the battery to 50% within thirty minutes charging. The price starts at $1199, and shipping “next month.”
To make sure that no one is left out The 13-inch MacBook Pro is getting the M2 treatment too and comes with Apple promising gains in processor speed of up to 40% over MacBook Pro M1. The Pro starts at $1,299 and will be available “next month.” Learn more about the M2 MacBook Pro here >>
The next major version of macOS will be dubbed “macOS Ventura.” Here’s what Apple has announced in Ventura:
- “Stage Manager” as mentioned earlier will be being introduced to macOS too, and will be it is marketed as a method to concentrate on only one or two applications at one time. It’s possible to “group” running apps together by tapping on a group. This will reduce other apps and put the group you select at the forefront.
- Spotlight will be receiving an upgrade; it’ll be able to bring the most powerful results into a scrolling view , and will allow you to quick previewing a file without opening the file.
- It is now possible to schedule your email and undo sending. Mail application will now support undoing sends, scheduled sends along with timed reminders. Its search within Mail is becoming more intelligent by automatically correcting errors and also knowing how to find the equivalent words.
- Safari is now able to utilize “passkeys” instead of passwords. This is a new system developed the likes of Google as well as Microsoft to allow users to sign in to apps and websites using biometrics (like fingerprint sensors or facial recognition) without the need for text-based passwords being used in the mix. Apple’s API for game development is a game-centric one. Metal is learning new techniques is learning new tricks, such as upscaling and speedier resource loading.
- Continuous CameraYour smartphone’s camera probably better than the camera built into your laptop. Apple will allow you to use your iPhone’s camera for video calls with macOS. Attaching onto the iPhone to your desktop may look like a bit of a joke however the effect on quality could be beneficial for calls with a lot of importance. There’s an additional feature called the “desk view” feature that makes use of the wide-angle lens, along with a nifty manipulating of images, to record what you’re doing at your desk in a virtual overhead view.