At WWDC 2022, Apple revealed several interesting innovations and presented us with the long-awaited macOS Ventura, iOS 16, the M2 chip, the new MacBook Air, and much more.
If you are not able to watch the conference live, here is a list of the most important Apple announcements.
iOS 16 with adjustable lock screen, updated notifications, and more
Apple announced iOS 16, and the update brings a completely revamped and customizable lock screen interface. This allows you to add custom backgrounds, change the font and color of the date and time, add new widgets for weather, activity loops, calendar events, and more. At the same time, Apple decided to update the Focus notifications and features.
Live Activities in IOS 16 Enable App Control with Lock Screen
iOS 16 comes with Live Activity that lets you pin and manage notifications like live sports scores on the lock screen. Apple also offers hidden notifications that appear at the bottom of the lock screen.
Apple enables you to edit and unsend sent messages
In iOS 16, you’ll be able to edit all the messages you send in the Messages app and undo messages you’ve accidentally sent. Apple also offers the option to mark a message as unread and easily find it later.
Apple PAY will get “Pay Later” function in IOS 16
Apple is joining the “buy now, pay later” trend, which allows you to buy and pay in multiple installments. The new Pay Later feature will be included in Apple Pay with iOS 16.
Apple announces security checks for abuse victims
Apple’s new Security Checkup feature is designed to protect people in abusive relationships. People who survive abuse can view and manage who has access to their apps, passwords, and other data.
CARPLAY MAY BRING APPL ACCESSORIES TO CAR DASHBOARD SOON
Apple has announced a major update to CarPlay that allows for deeper integration with the vehicle. It could replace your car’s dashboard with Apple’s, which displays speed, travel information, fuel, battery status, and more.
WATCHOS 9 comes with many new health monitoring functions
Apple has added several new health monitoring features, such as new appetite measurements, atrial fibrillation tracking, and medication reminders. In addition to all these new features, four new watch faces have been added to watchOS 9.
APPL FITNESS APP COME FOR ALL IPHONE USERS
Apple offers a fitness app for all iPhone users. Previously, it was only available to those with an Apple Watch.
APPL ‘Home’ gets a new look
Apple has redesigned its Home app to make managing smart home devices more efficient. The update introduces new categories for Climate, Lighting and Security and allows four security cameras to be displayed simultaneously.
Apple announced the next generation of the M2 chip
After months of rumors, the next generation of Apple’s processor has finally arrived. Apple says the new M2 chip is 18 percent more powerful than the M1.
The revamped MACBOOK AIR is first equipped with the new M2 chip
The new MacBook Air replaced the M1 chip with an upgraded M2 chip. But that’s not all – the “thickness” is less than half an inch and is available in four colors: silver, space gray, star and midnight. Plus, it has a larger 13.6-inch screen, a thinner bezel and a small two USB-C charger, and prices start at $1,199 for the M2-equipped model.
APPL’s new 13-inch MACBOOK PRO is also equipped with M2
Like the new MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro has been upgraded to the M2. It has up to 24GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage, and up to 20 hours of battery life — and it still has the infamous “Touch Bar.” The new 13-inch Pro will be available next month, and can now be pre-ordered for $1,299.
MACOS VENTURA adds a multitasking tool to the Phase Manager
In the newly announced macOS 13 Ventura, you can expect an improved multitasking tool called Stage Manager. Spotlight and Apple Mail have also received new updates.
Apple passkeys replace passwords with IPHON
macOS 13 Ventura in Safari also adds support for so-called Apple Passkeys. This new feature basically replaces your password and allows you to sign in to different websites using just your iPhone or Mac.
iPhone will be able to act as a webcam
Soon, you will no longer have to rely on your Mac’s webcam. Apple has announced that you can use the iPhone as a webcam with macOS by attaching it to a special clip that will be available later this year.
IPADOS 16 brings new functionality for pluralism and collaboration
iPadOS 16 includes a new collaboration feature that lets you collaborate with others in office apps like Pages, and a new handy tool for the Freeform whiteboard. Apple also announced improved multitasking features with Stage Manager, which allows resizing and nesting windows on the iPad. Additionally, the iPad in iPadOS 16 will finally get the Weather app.