iOS 16 with new lock screen, Macbook Air with M2 chip and new desktop OS with gaming support – what Apple showed at WWDC 2022
Apple today is presenting its products as part of WWDC 2022. You can watch the video here, and below we will talk about the most interesting.
The iOS 16 lock screen will change, where you can change the design, customize as you wish from ready-made combinations of styles, or create your own design options. For example, you can put a photo.
Widgets can be used on the lock screen and notifications will appear at the bottom. There will also be “live notifications” or Live Activities.
In Focus Mode, you can now quickly switch between Safari browser tabs, Messages, and Mail.
The Messages application will also be updated, it will receive functions that are in other messengers. For example, cancel send, edit a sent message, and so on. There will be support for SharePlay, which will appear right during FaceTime calls, as well as in iMessage. For example, you can watch a movie in a general broadcast and immediately discuss it.
Text recognition now works with video and is compatible with a translator or a currency conference program.
Apple has also made it easier to create accounts for kids and set up new devices for them. At the same time, the system will track the age and time that the child spends in front of the screen. Parents will receive a notification right in iMessage.
Among other features, we note the Fitness app on all iPhones, improvements to maps – stops are now shown there. And new privacy settings allow you to instantly disconnect from the interlocutor and not transfer any data to him.
In Apple Wallet, you can now provide passport data directly inside applications, but only in the US and not in all states
watch OS 9
There are functions for tracking sleep phases, four new dials, auto-switching between different types of workouts.
Apple has unveiled the new M2 system-on-a-chip. It is made using 5 nanometer technology. The processor part is 18% faster than M1. Graphics – by 25-35%. Memory bandwidth 100 GB/sec. The processor supports up to 24 GB of combined memory.
Macbook Air M2
As expected, the company showed new MacBook Air laptops with M2 processors.
There are four colors to choose from – silver, gold, gray and blue.
The body is made of aluminum, there are 4 speakers with Dolby Atmos support, as well as three microphones. There are also function keys with a fingerprint scanner. It is alleged that the novelty can provide up to 18 hours of video playback, while there is no cooler in the laptop. For charging, a new power supply with two USB-C is used, fast charging up to 50% in 30 minutes is supported. The screen diagonal is 13.6 inches, there is a “bangs”, the brightness is 500 nits.
Macbook Pro M2
Also M2 processor, up to 24 GB of combined memory. The laptop provides up to 20 hours of video playback. But the cooling system is active – there are fans.
Both laptops will be available in July. New Air – from $1,199 excluding tax. Pro 1 starting at $1299.
macOS 13 Ventura
Apple’s new operating system has been introduced.
The Stage Manager mode has appeared, which allows you to focus on one window. Others are placed on the side and do not interfere. In this mode, you can also save groups of windows, just like tabs in a browser.
The system search has been updated, which now can search even by the inscriptions on the photo. The mail application has been updated – there is a search for documents and reminder letters. In the browser, you can create groups of tabs for synchronous updates if you use them with friends.
Improved security system. The Passkeys program allows you to lock the computer, and identifies the user by Touch ID or Face ID. This password cannot be stolen or lost.
There will be games on MacOS. Thanks to the new Metal 3 graphics API and MetalFX Upscaling technology, the graphics quality will improve. The first game to support these technologies is No Man’s Sky. And the developers of Resident Evil 8 showed their version of the game for Mac with support for Metal 3. They claim that it runs fully on Mac Studio in 4K.
A FaceTime call can now be transferred to another device with a single tap, such as from a phone to a tablet or laptop.
The operating system for tablets implements all the features of iOS 16 and macOS Ventura. A full-fledged weather application also appeared, but the calculator was not delivered again.
Introduced the Freeform collaborative app. It’s like a digital drawing board. You can attach any content to it, including audio, video and documents.
iPadOS 16 also supports Metal 3 with resolution upscaling. This will allow you to run games on them. Large games can be downloaded in batches, and a Game Center account can be used to sign up for games.
In general, the iPad has become closer to the Mac in terms of functionality. There will appear, for example, the Stage Manager mode.
Release of updates
The first beta versions of iOS 16 and macOS 13 will be released today. A full release will take place in the fall.
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