Here's everything Apple just announced at the WWDC 2022 major conference - TechCrunch

Here’s everything Apple just announced at the WWDC 2022 major conference – TechCrunch

It’s the keyword in WWDC time! Every year, Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference with a few hours of back-to-back announcements, generally covering things from iOS to watchOS to – sometimes! – New devices.

Don’t have time to adjust? We’ve got it! We’ve wrapped up all the important news in an easy-to-read summary.

iOS 16

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  • The lock screen Gets a complete overhaul. It will allow for more customization, as well as support for widgets – including widgets for third-party apps. Notifications will now be ‘played on’ from the bottom of the screen, while the ‘Live Activities’ API will allow developers to update notifications in real time (think sports score tracking). Read more about the new lock screen here >>
  • You have to be able to Edit or “Cancel Send” Recent messages in iMessage – or mark a thread as “unread”.
  • SharePlay (which lets you, say, watch a streaming movie in sync with a friend) will now work in iMessage, not just FaceTime.

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  • live text It will be able to translate and replace the text it detects in the image, allowing you to more easily read through something like a menu in a language you don’t know. You can read more about it here >>
  • Apple Buy Now, Pay Later; Apple Pay Later It will allow you to split your Apple Pay purchase into four payments without interest; Apple says it will work anywhere Apple Pay operates.
  • Apple’s overhaul of Maps is coming to a handful of new places this year, including “France, Switzerland, New Zealand, Belgium, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, and the Netherlands.” It also gets improved multi-base path support.
  • Apple News will now let you follow news that specifically focuses on your favorite sports/teams.
  • If you use Family Sharing to limit your kids’ iPad screen time, said kids will now be able to request more time via iMessage.

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  • You can now get a file Shared library with your family; When you take a photo, you can switch between moving the photo to the shared library or just your personal library.

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  • Apple says it has reimagined home app “From A to Z.” All of your different devices in different rooms are brought into one screen, including a side-scroll view of all your HomeKit-enabled cameras.

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  • Carplay You also get an overhaul — basically Apple is looking to take control of your car’s entire instrument cluster. It will support things like speed readings, fuel gauges, AC control, etc.; What works where, of course, will depend on what the car maker allows. Apple says it expects more news here “late next year”.
  • Shareplay will now get deeper gaming support, allowing you to easily start matches/battles live with friends.

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  • iPadOS will get a new desktop-style window management feature called “Stage Manager” that allows you to run multiple windowed/nested apps on the screen simultaneously. Read more about iPadOS 16 here >>

Apple Watch

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  • Four new watch faces: Astronomy, Moon, “Playtime”, and “Capital”.
  • new Banner notifications It will keep you updated without taking over the entire screen.
  • Apple Watch will be able to track a little New operating metricsincluding vertical oscillation (“how much you move up and down” while running), stride length and ground contact time.
  • The fitness app On iOS it will now be enabled even for those without an Apple Watch, so everyone can close those episodes.

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  • sleep tracking It will use a heart rate monitor and accelerometer to determine how much time you spend in four different sleep stages (Wake/REM/Core/Deep) while trying to catch some Zzz’s.
  • Your Apple Watch will be able to track an “A-fib history” to help doctors monitor an irregular heartbeat and determine whether treatment is helping.

m 2

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Apple rocked the industry with the introduction of the custom M1 chipset, which combined ridiculous performance and phenomenal power efficiency — it’s remarkably fast, but somehow your laptop’s battery will last all day.

Now he’s back with the aptly named M2. Apple says the M2 CPU is 18% faster than the M1, while the GPU is 35% faster.

New MacBooks

MacBook Air and the new pluses! They do away with the Air’s signature cheese wedge shape, opting for a more standard flat design—albeit at just 11.3mm thick.

With more video calling than ever, Apple took the time to call up the MacBook Air’s built-in camera, promising twice the resolution (at 1080p) and improved low-light performance.

It has a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, TouchID built into the keyboard and MagSafe support. Apple says it will introduce a slim charger with two USB-C ports and that the new MacBook Airs will support fast charging, bringing the battery to 50% within 30 minutes of charging. Starts at $1,199, and ships “next month.” Read more about the new M2 MacBook Air here >>

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Not to be left out, the MacBook Pro 13 receives M2 processing as well, with Apple promising CPU gains of up to 40% over the MacBook Pro M1. Pricing for the Pro version will start at $1,299, and will also ship “next month”. Read more about the new M2 MacBook Pro here >>

macOS

The next major version of macOS will be called “macOS Ventura.” Here’s what Apple highlighted in Ventura:

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  • “Theater Director” The aforementioned is also coming to macOS, where it was introduced as a way to focus on one or two apps at a time. You can “group” running applications together; Clicking a group will minimize other apps, placing the selected group front and center.
  • Spotlight It gets a little fix; It will be able to drag the formatted results into a new scroll view and allow you to do things like quickly preview a found file without actually opening it.
  • The Mail The app gets support for undo sending, scheduled sending, and timed reminders. Searching within Mail just got smarter, automatically correcting misspellings and figuring out how to look for synonyms. Read more about the new Mail app here >>
  • Safari will now be able to use files passkeys Instead of Passwords – A system created together with Google and Microsoft to allow you to log into websites and apps using biometrics (such as fingerprint sensors or facial recognition) without any text-based passwords in the mix.
  • Apple API focused on game development Metal He learns some new tricks, including scaling up and loading resources faster.

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  • Continuity Camera: Your iPhone’s camera is almost certainly much better than the one built into your laptop — so Apple will let you use your iPhone’s camera for video calls on macOS. Installing an iPhone on your laptop sounds a little silly, but the impact on quality is probably worth it on important calls. There’s also a wild “Desk View” feature that uses the iPhone’s wide-angle lens, along with some photo manipulation, to capture what you’re doing at your desk in a simulated overhead view. Read more here >>

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2022-06-06 19:47:48

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