Like all Apple events since the start of the pandemic , this WWDC 2022 opening event was actually prerecorded. That is, it was not a live broadcast from California, as it was before.
In this release, however, Apple invited reporters to Apple Park. It is the first time they have done so since the start of the pandemic. In this edition of WWDC 2022, new versions of the main Apple platforms were known, as on previous occasions. Among them: iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS, macOS, watchOS 9, etc. Next, Infobae will review all the news.
As expected, Tim Cook was the first to appear on the scene, inside the amazing Cupertino facilities, to ensure that Apple's 34 million developers have "superpowers to innovate, create and collaborate creating apps that change the world".
He also announced a new developer center where they can interact with engineers and the arrival of Tech Talks, a kind of TED talks focused on Apple technology .
What's New in iOS 16
New locked screen on the iPhone , both aesthetically and functionally. Both the color and the font can be customized. There will be different styles so you can choose the one you like the most.
You can also put widgets inside the locked screen, to have the most important information without having to unlock the device. You can even create different home screens to vary between them whenever you want.
Likewise, there is a new management of notifications on the locked screen and a new API for developers, designed for live activities that can always be updated with the locked screen.
Focus mode extends to the locked screen, allowing you to further customize it. You'll also be able to filter the content you see in apps, so you'll be able to really focus on the task at hand.
There are also new features in the Messages app, as it will allow users to edit the messages sent.
Tap to pay comes to Apple Pay, allowing many businesses to use their iPhone as if it were a payment terminal with which to charge.
Along the same lines, Apple Pay Later also arrives, which will allow users to be able to pay for any product within four months, at no additional cost. Everything will be managed in the Wallet app, where you can check the status of each payment.
There are also new features in Apple Maps that will allow you to save predetermined routes, save transport cards in a wallet to calculate the price of a trip on public transport, as well as other features that will make Apple Maps "your favorite app to get around and travel".
What's new in watchOS 9
New features in the Training app , among them is the new way to measure running training that will help prevent injuries and improve running technique, you will also have much more data just by moving the digital crown. It will also allow you to customize workouts with different intervals at different speeds. It will even allow you to compete against yourself every time you do the same route.
Also, there are new features in the Sleep app, since you can see the different phases you go through every time you go to bed. All this information will also be available in the iPhone Health app.
Heart health is also enhanced in watchOS 9, with more granular metrics about the state of your heart. Finally, with watchOS 9 it will be possible to register the medications that people have to take daily, with the possibility of receiving notifications to ingest them and thus not forget their treatment. You can also manage everything from the iPhone Health app.
The M2 chip arrives
The optimized performance of the M1 continues to evolve. Contains a 25% more transistors than the M1 chip. These are its specifications according to Apple:
- Up to 24 GB of unified memory.
- New CPU, with improved cores that make it faster.
- It has 18% higher performance than the M1 chip.
- This chip is extremely efficient.
- It has 10 GPU cores, 2 more than the M1.
- New Neural Engine.
- This chip comes to the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the new MacBook Air .
A new MacBook Air
New design completely similar to that of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. It is 20% less thick than its previous generation. The notch comes to MacBook Air and will be available in four colors: silver, space gray, starlight and midnight.
- Brings MagSafe back to MacBook Air.
- Retina Display.
- 13.6-inch screen, offering more space in a similar size.
- The camera of this Mac has evolved, reaching the level of its older brothers.
- 4-speaker system with support for spatial audio and Dolby Atmos.
- It's up to 40% faster than the previous MacBook Air.
- Same battery life as the previous generation.
- Includes a power adapter with up to two USB-C ports to charge two different devices.
- Compatible with fast charging.
All the news of iPadOS
New Collaboration functionality , being able to allow many users to collaborate in the creation of a document in a completely intuitive and simple way. All of this will be fully synced with the Messages app and FaceTime. This also reaches other Apple apps as well as iOS and macOS.
Likewise, Apple announces Sneak Peek, a space to be able to work in groups with different facilities such as access to a blackboard where everyone can interact and work. They will also be able to include documents and videos within this workspace called Free Form.
Finally, the Cupertino company announces Stage Manager, a new way to manage all open windows on the iPad , giving you the same experience that you have available in macOS, since you also have the Display Management function available.