This is part of the storyCNET’s full coverage of Apple’s annual developer conference.
What is happening
Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, is where the company’s next versions of operating systems and sometimes new hardware are notable for launching them.
Why it is important
When you decide to buy now or wait for the next model, it’s important to know what’s coming up for Apple’s popular product lines.
As always, Apple’s WWDC 2022 had something for everyone, from Apple’s flagship iPhone operating system, iOS 16, and its latest chip, the M2, to the latest hardware, putting it all in your hands (or on top of it). In this case, the new high-profile features of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13. include a Safety Check designed to help people at risk of domestic violence.
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The latest version of the iPhone operating system focuses on personalization. This includes user-selected fonts and colors, Apple Watch-style widgets, rotating photos, and more. Includes an updated lock screen with. Notifications will also come from the bottom of the screen so you don’t have to hide your photo, and Live Activities like music playback can be expanded to fill the lock screen.
Allows you to edit messages, delete sent ones, and mark them as unread. Improved for easier sharing in SharePlay, FaceTime and Messages. Dictation is mixed with text and touch to use any type of input at any time. Similarly, Live Text (Apple’s response to Google Lens) expands into video and allows you to pause within any frame and interact with or retrieve text from the video.
Apple says it will be able to intelligently extract images from the background and automatically paste them into applications such as Messages.
The changes to the wallet include automakers, tap-to-pay on the iPhone for contactless payments, and more partners for wireless keys such as Apple Pay Later, which divides the purchase cost into four payments.
You’ll also see bike rides, high-quality surroundings and expanded details for landmarks, and detailed coverage, especially for specific cities. Transit card balances too.
Apple News has extensive sports coverage in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. TV Plus achieves Family Sharing for up to five members with parental controls for programs, movies, books and music. Images also improve sharing – newly shared libraries through iCloud allow you to collaborate – and offer proximity-based rules and auto-sharing.
In terms of privacy, iOS 16 introduces a new feature called Security Check, which can help you quickly disable the threat of someone threatening you, log out of iCloud on all devices, and restrict messages to a single, handheld device.
CarPlay has been redesigned to combine car and iPhone screens, as well as all the tools to strengthen your cluster.
The fitness program also comes to the iPhone from Saat.
If you use Apple’s Spatial Audio, you’ll be able to use a depth camera to personalize it.
MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13
For the first time in centuries, Apple redesigned the Air M2 chip. It is still an aluminum unit, but is now equally thin at 11 mm and weighs 2.7 pounds. Plus, new colors! MagSafe is back, making two Thunderbolt ports accessible, and it retains the audio slot. The display is finally upgraded to a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina with a maximum brightness of 500 nits and a P3 gamut. The 1080p webcam equates it with its sisters with four speaker systems (with Spatial Audio support) and three microphone arrays.
The improved GPU in the M2 and the performance concentration per watt, Apple claims to provide the same battery life and better performance. Finally, it supports fast charging, and the new adapter has a second USB-C port.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro also gets an M2 chip with better performance thanks to the active cooling system. Although not redesigned.
Prices for the MacBook Air start at $ 1,199 (£ 1,249, $ 1,899). Prices for the MacBook Pro start at $ 1,299 (£ 1,349, $ 1999). Both begin shipping next month, and both offer a $ 100 discount for students and teachers.
Apple also keeps the M1 MacBook Air around, offering a computer for less than $ 1,000 ($ 999, £ 999, $ 1,499) again with a $ 100 tuition discount.
Window management with grouping is improved in the Stage Manager, which includes many drag and drop tasks. Better Spotlight search sports and web image search, full window search results and music, movies and more. Includes more information about. (Spotlight on iOS goes to the main screen.)
Search within the mail also adds instant suggestions and synonyms to your mobile. It naturally gets the same updates as iOS for Messages. Safari launches Shared Tab Groups to send you the latest shopping options to your friends and family. Goodbye passwords and hello passwords – Touch ID and Face ID come to Safari to access sites. Of course, on the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
Improvements to the Metal Graphics API include an additional API to increase the scale of MetalFX to make the game faster and to load game assets faster. For the first time, Apple has called for the transfer of Resident Evil Village and No Man’s Sky to the Mac. RE Village will arrive later this year.
Handoff comes with FaceTime so you can switch from device to device, and the Sustainability Camera finally allows you to use your iPhone camera as your webcam. It will support split view for direct and desktop views.
New faces are on the way, including more diverse calendars, the ability to close apps at the top of the tap, new banner notifications, and support for podcasts for kids with parental controls.
To train, he learns more about your running dimensions – for example, watching you move up or down to track your shape. The new multi-sport workout is able to switch between swimming, cycling and running for appropriate training and tracking information.
Sleep Stages uses an accelerometer and a heart rate sensor to track your sleep patterns and schedule time for them. The watch will be able to track the history of atrial fibrillation after obtaining permission from the Food and Drug Administration. Tracking medications in a health program becomes a little more detailed and allows you to plan reminders, so it sounds like a typical full-featured medication program.
The iPad receives the same updates as iOS 16, as well as a new Weather app. Internal OS collaboration allows shared document editing and tab groups to be launched from FaceTime with update notifications via Messages.
We also got a brief overview of the Freeform application, a virtual shared board with drawing tools for group meetings later this year. It supports the inclusion of documents, videos and images and will be included on all platforms.
Like Ventura, the iPadOS for the game also gets a new Metal API update, which is downloaded in the background. Game Center adds Action Teas and will allow SharePlay (later this year, as well as iOS and iPadOS) to play group games.
There are a number of tweaks to the interface and the ability to give it more power as a desktop. It also adds a reference color (Reference Mode) for consistent color matching between devices (personal bow!).
On M1-based iPads, you’ll be able to increase the screen’s pixel density to accommodate more screen space and use virtual memory. And you get a Stage Manager like Ventura for a better multi-window task switching experience. When connected to an external display, it makes better use of the second screen through the Stage Manager, making it a bit more flawless to touch with a Mac and use an Apple Pen.