Keynote opening this year’s WWDC conference was virtually devoid of the usual Apple pouring water. Within two hours, the company presented all the important new features that will be brought by the new operating systems, i.e. macOS Monterey, iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15 and watchOS 8. Many of them are news covering all or the most important platforms.
FaceTime will fight with Zoom
One of the first novelties presented by Apple is the refreshed FaceTime, an audio-video messenger. In the latest systems, he will be able to fight for users with the popular Zoom. It includes the function of working in portrait mode with blurring the background and the ability to send invitations to chat to users of other systems (Windows, Linux or Android) who will be able to join via a web browser.
FaceTime in the new systems will also support Spatial Audio, including setting the sound in accordance with the layout of the interlocutors on the screen. The ability to reduce ambient noise has also been added, so that the microphone will only pick up the voice of the interlocutor. The new Face Time will be available on iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey.
Share Play is a function that was definitely influenced by the pandemic and keeping people indoors. It is a function of jointly, but at the same time remotely, watching movies, listening to music, or sharing screenshots or broadcasting images from games. Share Play is also expected to work as part of FaceTime on Apple devices. This feature will be available on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey.
Share with you
The news will gain a separate section called Share with you which will contain all the things that other users have shared with us. This tab will also be available in the Photos, Music, Apple TV, Safari, and Podcasts apps.
Focus is a new mode, a bit reminiscent of the night mode available for years. In this, however, you can only limit yourself to the things that are important to us at the moment – on which we are focusing, Apple will allow you to adjust this mode to your needs. Focus will work on all devices.
News in Wallet and the Health app
Unfortunately, both functions will initially only be available in the US, but they are an announcement of important changes. You will be able to keep your ID card in the Wallet app. In turn, the Health application will include laboratory test data, additionally presented in a user-friendly way. Additionally, health data can be shared with the family.
On iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, you’ll see quick access to notes sliding out from the bottom right corner of the screen. In addition, it will also be possible to mark other users who share the document in the notes themselves.
Even more emphasis on privacy in iOS and iPAdOS.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 introduce voice recognition right on the device, without the need to send it to servers. This not only increases privacy and data security, but also the speed of Siri’s response to commands.
What’s new in iPadOS 15
IPadOS 15 introduces the ability to set widgets on the entire screen and special large widgets available only on the iPad. The app library has also been added.
A lot of changes are also taking place in multitasking. Added quick access to the start screen without closing (exiting) the application and minimizing the program windows to a special shelf.
Swift Playgrounds almost like Xcode
Many developers were counting on Apple to show Xcode for iPad. This did not happen, but Apple showed something very similar. Swift Playgrounds for iPad in iPadOS 15 allows you to create applications, run them on the system and even send them to the store.
What’s new in iCloud
Apple also showed some important news in iCloud, including the function of recovering access to the account, by the indicated other person to whom the unlock code will be sent. There is also a feature Digital Legacy allowing to add a contact responsible for the iCloud account after the user’s death.
Apple has also introduced a special iCloud + plan that offers private web browsing, hiding email addresses and increased security for HomeKit cameras.
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