It’s the day after Apple’s WWDC, one of the biggest tech conferences of the year where the company announces its latest, shiniest software (and sometimes hardware) releases. Or, in other words, it’s like Christmas Day for developers.
The announcements created quite a bit of buzz, maybe even more than usual. Some folks are arguing that certain new features are trying to monopolize individual markets and existing stand-alone products like Buy Now, Pay Later apps, whiteboards, and password managers. Here are some of the highlights.
As part of iOS 16, Apple introduces Safety Check, meant to protect people in abusive environments by allowing them to revoke access to passwords and apps. Focus Mode is leveling up, allowing users to customize their lock screen and create more boundaries to only display certain content. Notifications will also roll in from the bottom to keep them from obscuring your photo. iMessage is getting a makeover, too. This includes marking text threads as unread, unsending messages, and an edit button. Twitter, we’re looking at you. 👀
The new M2 MacBook Air sports a 13.6’’ display with a notch, MagSafe, a 1080p camera, and fast charging. The all-new M2 chip debuts with a CPU 18% faster than its predecessor, 20B transistors, 50% more memory bandwidth than the M1, and 24GB of unified memory. In addition to silver and space gray, it now comes in a dark blue called “midnight,” and a light gold titled “starlight.” Soon enough you’ll also be able to upgrade to the new macOS Ventura.
For the health fanatics out there, watchOS 9 introduces more customizable watch faces, an enhanced Workout app, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind (FDA approved) atrial fibrillation history feature, and an all-new Medications app.
Other key announcements include the iPadOS 16 with Freeform, a Miro-like whiteboard tool, a major update to CarPlay that allows for deeper integration with your vehicle, Apple’s fitness app coming to all iPhone users (even if you don’t have a watch), and the new macOS will allow you to use your iPhone’s camera as a webcam.
What are you most excited about? Let us know.
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