[Key Takeaways] Apple's WWDC22 Updates (June 7, 2022)
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2022 (WWDC22) is the company’s biggest software event for the year. CEO Tim Cook kicked of the prerecorded event featuring executives revealing the latest software updates for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Watch. They also announced 2 new laptops that run on its new M2 chips. Here are list of the highlighted key takeaways of the event.
iOS 16, The New iPhone Software.
iOS 16, The New iPhone Software.
“Biggest update ever to lock screen, completely reimagining how it works,” said Apple’s SVP of software engineering, Craig Federighi.
iOS 16 has a lot of fan service and “most requested” features. Most features are like ‘finally’ rather than ‘introducing’. It shows Apple does listen and understand its user.
The next iPhone software, which will be released in the fall, features a redesigned lock screen with more personalization choices. You’ll be able to add widgets to the lock screen as well. iMessage is now editable, featuring also a unsend button though it has a time limit. You can also watch films using SharePlay from within Apple’s chat app. Apple is also pushing more AR features into iOS 16. With Live Text, you can select text from your images and get quick actions like copying it or contextual actions like translations and currency conversions.
New features and updates are coming to Wallet, Maps, and Photos, but the greatest change will be Car Play, which is working with car manufacturers on a revised interface that will be released next year.
Through Stage Manager, the iPad also allows multitasking. Apple is promoting enhanced gaming features on the iPad, as well as a Freeform software that provides a shared whiteboard to aid group work.
In comparison to the other software updates expected this year, WatchOS 9 feels more like a standard release, including new watchfaces. However, there are new health-tracking tools, such as the ability to track sleep stages and keep track of your history with irregular heartbeats.
MacOS 13 has a slew of new features, including a new name inspired by the seaside metropolis in Southern California. The star of the show is Stage Manager, a new multitasking feature that puts the app you’re working on in the foreground. In macOS, a feature that allows you to use your iPhone as a webcam on video calls is also impressive.
MacBook Air 2022, MacBook Pro
The new MacBook Air 2022 has arrived, and it looks fantastic. In a considerably more compact design that’s 20% smaller, you get a bigger and brighter 13.6-inch display, a quicker M2 chip, and a superior 1080p webcam. The four-color options give this powerful laptop a stylish edge. What’s the only catch? It costs $1,199 to get started, which is a lot of money. The M2 chip will also be included in the new MacBook Pro 2022 13-inch.
Apple’s second-generation computing processor is here at long last. The new chip, of course, includes new efficiency and performance cores. Over the M1, the new M2 chip offers a 25% increase in GPU performance and an 18% increase in total performance.
The new CPU has four high-performance and high-efficiency cores and supports a total of 24GB of unified LPDDR5 memory.
Apple claims that the M2 can manage simultaneous streams of 8K and 4K video thanks to a new neural engine and secure enclave.
Apart from the new add on software, there are several NEW features announced on the WWDC 2022.
Apple Pay - Buy-now-pay-later
The company also announce a BNPL feature for iPhones, taking on BNPL firm Affirm and Klarna. The ‘Apple Pay Later’ function will be an addition to the tech giant’s current Apple Pay offering. It let Apple users take out and split the cost of a purchase to an interest-free four-payment over 6 weeks loan on any payments made using Apple Pay service.
It is also partnering with e-commerce platform Shopify to allow users to track the progress of their orders in the Apple Wallet app. However, the feature will only be limited to the US when iOS 16 arrives in autumn.
Privacy - Safety Check
Protecting users Personal Safety, new tool being introduced- Safety Check. In abusive relationships, sharing passwords and locations can affect personal safety. Allows users to quickly review and reset access to systems with Emergency Reset button. Stops sharing your location and resets system privacy permissions for all apps. It also protects access to messages by signing out of iCloud on all other devices. Restricts Messages and FaceTime to the device in your hand. Reset sharing to certain apps and to certain people.
Apple Home- Matter
Smart home make it easier to control things from your iPhone. Turn off lights or see who’s at the door from your phone. Apple create a new connectivity standard called Matter, a join collaboration with 130 industry’s leading brands, Matter will enable interconnection of smart home connection, security with interface that are simple to set up and easy to use. With Matter, it let the entire smart home features to bridge with one another and let the linkage, in other words, enable smart home accessories to work together across platforms. It also can be monitor across multiple apple devices like iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Apple Car Play
Apple car features; CarPlay aims to make core of driving experience unique to you, custom instrument cluster options. The best of the new CarPlay, it adapts to multi-display dashboards and screens, depending on what car you own. With more themes and styles coming up in the future. iPhone communicates with in-car systems to display all the data. CarPlay also supports multiple sizes and shapes of screens. It enable user to control car radio or climate controls without ever leaving the app. Apple said it was in talks with automakers such as Ford Motor Co, Nissan Motor Co, Mercedes-Benz and Honda Motor Corp. Vehicles with the software will not be announced until late next year.
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