On June 6, Apple held the first day of its annual WWDC Developers Conference, where it introduced new versions of the operating system for smartphones, laptops and watches, as well as updated MacBooks.
The new version of iOS 16 has an updated lock screen, where you can customize the clock design (font and color), as well as display messages from the calendar, headphone charging status, and more.
Developers will get WidgetKit on iOS 16 to create widgets. Its algorithm determines the main object of the wallpaper and puts a clock behind it – with a depth effect.
The messaging app has got three new features. It is already editing sent messages, canceling messages, marking a dialogue as unread.
At the bottom of the lock screen, you can see the Live Activity Widget, which will always be displayed on top of the wallpaper. With it, you can control the player or track important information. For example, the score of a football match.
The Safety Check tool is designed to combat surveillance – with one click you can turn off geo-location broadcasts, reset privacy settings, and update access to passwords.
Apple has also updated the Home app to work like “a whole house on one screen”. Appeared and corresponding widget for lock screen.
The changes have also affected the voice typing function. During dictation, the keyboard stays on the screen, allowing you to edit recognized text. The algorithm can also recognize emoji names and insert them into the specified text.
iOS 16 will also get CarPlay, the ability to cast your iPhone screen on all car screens to control car settings, such as climate control, radio or fuel meter.
iOS 16 stable release iPhone 8 and beyond is scheduled for the fall of 2022. Pre-packages will be released on June 6.
On June 6, Apple introduced the new M2 ARM chip, built on a second-generation 5nm process technology.
The new chip can accommodate 20 billion transistors, 20% more than its predecessor M1. The number of processor cores has not changed – there are eight of them, but the number of graphics cores has increased from seven to eight or 10.
CPU performance increased by 18%, and GPU performance increased by 25% (up to 35% of maximum power consumption).
The new media engine is capable of handling 8K video. You can connect an external screen with resolution from M2 to 6K
The M2 supports LPDDR5 RAM up to 24GB. Memory bandwidth reached 100Gb / s, twice that of M1.
The M2 chips will be the first to get the updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13 ”
MacBook Air and MacBook Pro
The updated MacBook Air has more “square” edges, two Thunderbolt ports, a headphone jack and a MagSafe port for faster charging. Thanks to him, the laptop charges up to 80% in 20 minutes.
The new MacBook Air weighs 1.22 kg and is 11 mm thick. It has a screen with diagonal up to 13.6 inches and brightness up to 500 nits. The resolution of the webcam is 1080p. DolbyAtmos speakers and microphone updated.
The new MacBook Air has new colors, especially gold and dark blue. The laptop is equipped with the new M2 chip.
The new MacBook will go on sale in July 2022 at $ 1199.
Apple has also launched an updated MacBook Pro with a 13-inch screen and M2 chip. It will have up to 24 GB of RAM and will cost $ 1299.
macOS 13 Ventura
The new version of macOS is number 13, named Ventura, and several new features.
Stage manager mode can automatically sort open windows. The main window appears in the center of the desktop, with the other open windows on the left. Windows can be grouped as you wish.
You can now use your iPhone as a webcam for your MacBook – detects an iPhone near macOS and activates the camera. It is also possible to use wide angle in desk view where users can show their physical desktop.
FaceTime now has a handoff feature that lets you transfer a call to another Apple device.
Safari Browser has a shared browsing tool, updated search for contacts, documents, photos and letters and the search itself has become more secure thanks to passcids created via Touch ID and Face ID, stored on the device and never reach the server.
See OS 9
The new version of the operating system for the Apple Watch has got the ability to customize four new watch faces and classic watch faces.
The Workout app has been updated so you can switch between different games. It’s “multisport” that lets you switch between running, swimming and cycling.
watchOS 9 introduces new metrics for runners – heart rate zone, stride length, ground contact time and vertical oscillation. Swimmers will now be able to track their performance with SWOLF (adding time value to the number of strokes).
The Apple Watch will now be able to detect REM or deep sleep, which can be seen in the Slip app. For users with atrial fibrillation, there is a new “atrial fibrillation history” feature.
In addition, Apple Watch users will receive weekly messages with a history of health conditions and factors affecting heart condition.
The update did not bypass the operating system for iPad tablets, the 16th edition of which was introduced at WWDC 2022. He received a multitasking update
For example, “Message” lets you send an invitation to collaborate on pages, numbers, keynotes, etc. Apple Pencil has full support and other users have a history of change. Now in the Safari browser, you can share a group of tabs and start a conversation from the browser.
iPadOS 16 has received many updates, such as iOS 16 These include the ability to edit and send messages, the ability to mark conversations as unread, a shared photo and video library on iCloud, support for live text on videos, and an updated interface app for home.
The release of the stable version of the iPadOS 16 is scheduled for the fall of 2022, with collections for developers already released on June 6th.
Apple has already confirmed that iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9 will be released in public beta in July at the company’s testing site.