The keynote address at the major global developer conference has been completed, although the week-long event is just beginning. You can watch replays of live events on Apple’s event page or YouTube, but if you don’t have about two hours to kill and just want a summary of everything announced, we’ve got you covered.
This is a list of all major WWDC ’22 announcements, including links to our expanded coverage We will add additional links as our coverage expands throughout the week.
Apple Developer Center
Apple kicked off the conference by saying that there are now 34 million registered Apple developers and showcased its new developer center from Apple Park. It’s a reminder that while we’re all excited about the new Apple software and products, this week is really about enabling developers to get the most out of creating them.
The next version of iOS is coming to everyone this fall, including the iPhone 8 or better. Big-ticket items include a customizable lock screen, new notation features, changes in focus mode and notifications, and lots of new sharing features. Read all about iOS 16.
Home app update
Apple Matter has spent some time talking about smart home initiatives, a collaborative effort to create a smart general smart home compatibility standard between Apple, Google, Amazon and many more. More than 100 devices are working, but Matter Standard is still in its early days. Apple has redesigned the home app on iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS 13, making it faster and more efficient for those with more devices, and changing the organization and interface to make it more intuitive and clear.
In an unusual move, Apple took a peek at it Remote The future of CarPlay. It is a new carplay experience that integrates deeply with the car’s hardware to provide information and control over (possibly) all car screens for all car systems. But the cars that support this next-generation carpel won’t Announcement By the end of next year, so this one is pretty close.
WatchOS 9 drops support for the Apple Watch Series 3, but gives you many great new features at bargain prices. The astronomical face features multiple newly designed watch faces like the real-time cloud cover and the new glamorous new features. There is a new Siri interface, new banner notifications and other interface tweaks. Workout apps will experience new training, such as helping to optimize your running form by measuring a vertical movement.
The new sleep stage feature lets you know how much time you spend on each stage of sleep: waking, REM, core and deep. A new AFib history feature lets you know how much time you spend on atrial fibrillation, which is helpful for those who have been diagnosed with it. Read all about watchOS 9.
Other health features
Aside from the health features that come with the Apple Watch, some iPhones are also coming. For the first time, iPhone users who don’t have an Apple Watch can use the Fitness app, which will use the iPhone Accelerometer to measure steps and activity and pull data from other workout apps.
The Health app can now track your medications, even automatically detect and add them using the camera. Set up your regular schedule and let your phone or watch remind you.
The next generation of Apple Silicon. As predicted, it appears that the A15 was scaled for the performance of the laptop, just as the M1 was based on the A14 chip. It has 50 percent more memory bandwidth than the M1, up to 24GB of memory and an increase in each case of the chip. The 8-core CPU (4 performance and 4 efficiency cores) is about 18% faster, and the G1U with 10 cores instead of 8 on the M1) is 35% faster.
The M2 features an upgraded Neural engine from A15 and Secure Enclave, as well as a new media engine that supports 8K H.264 and HEVC, as well as ProRes acceleration. Read all about M2 processor.
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The new MacBook Air will be available on Apple’s first computer, the M2 chip. It is a completely new design released from the tapered body and at 11.3 mm thick it has 20% less total volume than its predecessor. It comes in four colors: Silver, Space Gray, Starlight and Midnight. In addition to the M2 processor, it includes MagSafe charging (including fast-charging if you get a 67W or higher power adapter), two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and an audio jack that supports high-resistance headphones.
The display is large at 13.6 inches, up to 500 nits 25 percent brighter, and has a smaller bezel and a notch where the webcam goes just like the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. That webcam has been upgraded to 1080p, with better low-light performance, and has better speakers and mic.
And it still has no fan. The MacBook Air starts at 1,199 / £ 1,249 and will be available in July The old MacBook Air with M1 will stick around, starting at 999 / £ 999. Read all about the new M2 MacBook Air.
13-inch MacBook Pro
The new MacBook Air is not the only M2 available laptop. Apple has upgraded the 13-inch MacBook Pro (model without new design and an M1 processor) to the M2. Although it is not getting any other improvement. It starts at $ 1,299 / 1,349 and is also available in July.
Read about the new M2 MacBook Pro.
macOS 13 Adventure
MacOS 13 will not be named Mammoth as previously thought. Instead, its name is Ventura. Its biggest features include a new Stage Manager multitasking experience, major improvements to Mail and other apps, more powerful Spotlight Search, PASKI for password-free logins, and the Continuum Camera, which lets you use your iPhone as a super-powerful webcam. Mac. System preferences have been completely redesigned and renamed to system settings to become more familiar to iPhone or iPad users.
Of course, it supports everything we get in iOS 16, such as the ability to edit and delete messages, new live text and photo features, a weather app, and more. Read all about MacOS 13 Ventura.
Of course, the iPadOS 16 will get most of the features that come with iOS 16 and other operating systems, such as the ability to edit and delete messages, new audio features, live text in video, and more. But it’s getting some new features of its own that will really help it get out of the “just a big iPhone” mold.
To get started, the new Stage Manager has a multitasking interface, which requires an iPad with an M1 processor. While it’s also coming to the MacOS Ventura, it really feels like it was always conceived as an iPad feature. New real-time collaboration features include the ability to share access to documents via messages – not just a copy of the document, but real-time editing permissions. Finally a weather app, and a new open collaboration and brainstorming whiteboard app coming up later this year called Freeform.
Many apps are getting “desktop class” extensions like Real Find and Replace, customizable toolbars and more. Files are getting a big update with the ability to change extensions, view folder sizes, sort columns, and more. Read more about iPadOS 16.