Apple’s annual WWDC 2022 gave us some really cool features across all of its operating systems. The major overhaul came with iOS 16 where Apple has added a ton of new features.
Apple also introduced the new M2 SoC, its new operating system for the Mac, called macOS Ventura. Along with that, we also have a new MacBook Air and much more. We take a look at some of the biggest announcements Apple made at WWDC 2022. iOS 16 Customizable Lock Screen, Updated Notifications Apple has brought a number of changes. with iOS 16. First of all, there is the completely revamped and customizable lock screen interface. You can not only add custom wallpapers, but also change the font and color of the date and time.Users can also add new widgets for weather, activity rings, and much more. Apple is also changing new updates to mods. The lock screen also brings live activities that allow you to pin and manage notifications. Editable Texts and Unsent Messages iOS 16 will give users the ability to edit messages that have been sent in the Messages app, as long as it’s to other iPhones. Users can now also undo sending messages.Apple has also introduced the ability to mark messages as unread to allow users to better organize their messages. Safety Checkup for Abuse SurvivorsAlthough Apple’s new Safety Checkup feature is designed to protect people in abusive relationships, it’s actually a great tool for keeping your privacy and security in check. The new feature allows users to view and manage who has access to their apps, passwords, and more. Apple Widgets Coming to Your Car’s Digital Instrument ClusterIn a major update to CarPlay, the system now allows for better integration with your vehicle. Now, if your car is CarPlay compatible and has a digital instrument cluster, you can access CarPlay widgets in the instrument cluster. This feature will be rolled out worldwide in phases, once certain approvals and authorizations have been obtained. New WatchOS 9 Health Tracking Features Apple has added a number of new health tracking features, including new running metrics, atrial fibrillation tracking, and medication reminders.In addition to all these new features, watchOS 9 also adds four new watch faces. Fitness app for all iPhone usersApple’s fitness app is now available to all iPhone users, and it will pull data from the iPhone’s array of sensors. Previously, the app was only available to users who had an Apple Watch and had paired it with their iPhones. The Next Generation of M2 Chips After months of rumours, Apple’s next generation of silicon is finally here. Apple says the new M2 chip offers an 18 percent performance improvement compared to the M1.The new generation of processors is so powerful that they can actually play demanding AAA game titles like Red Dead Redemption II, Cyberpunk and many more without much optimization. A redesigned MacBook Air with a new M2 chipIn a rather rare moment, Apple unveiled two new MacBooks at WWDC. Apple’s new MacBook Air has been upgraded with an M2 SoC. It’s also less than half an inch thick and will be available in silver, space gray, starlight, and midnight black colors.The new MacBook Air comes with a 13.6-inch display with a much slimmer bezel. New devices start at $1,199. A new MacBook Pro with M2 chipThe 13-inch MacBook Pro will also receive an M2 update. The new SoC will support 24GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage. The new MacBook Pro with the M2 SoC will have 20 hours of battery life, and will also feature the Touch Bar. The new MacBook will be available next month and will start at $1,299. macOS Ventura’s New Multitasking Tool Apple’s new macOS 13 Ventura also comes with an improved multitasking tool called Stage Manager. There are also new updates to Spotlight and Apple’s Mail app for your Macs. Apple Passkeys replaces passwordsWe knew this would come given how Big Tech wanted to eliminate passwords for some time, given how unreliable they were. macOS 13 Ventura is adding support for Apple Passkeys in Safari.This new feature basically replaces your password and allows users to log in to various websites with just their iPhone or Mac. At the moment, this hasn’t been integrated into apps and is only limited to Safari. Using your iPhone as a webcamNo matter how hard they try, Apple just can’t cram a high-resolution camera into the bezels of its Macs and MacBooks. Now, they have finally allowed macOS users to use their iPhones as a webcam.Although there were solutions to do this before using third-party apps, Apple streamlined the process and made it much simpler. New multitasking and collaboration features in iPadOS 16iPadOS 16 has a ton of new features that focuses on collaboration and multitasking. The new features allow users to work within Office applications such as Pages, and they also get a handy new whiteboard tool called Freedom.Apple also announced Stage Manager, its new multitasking feature, which allows users to resize and overlay different windows on their iPad. This makes iPads work more like a laptop. Via: FirstPost