US tech giant Apple has lifted the veil from their long-kept secrets, showing off the new flashy specs of their upgraded systems, the iOS 16, iPadOS 16, WatchOS 9, and the newly christened macOS Ventura, along with the latest in their line of MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros.
Okay, so there may not have been any physical iPhones, iPads, or even Apple Watches. It seems that many industry people were wrong in their predictions that the company would unveil the new devices, as it looks like the company will reveal them to the world sometime later in the year.
However, we got to see important updates regarding the new systems that will more than likely be suitable for the new hardware when it inevitably becomes public. Apple kicked off their presentation by showcasing their new iOS 16 systems, which come with some impressive new features.
At first, let’s say that the rumors of the addition of widgets were more than a little to the point as users have the option to add and remove a number of different widgets such as weather, calendar, alarm, etc. they like it. iOS 16 gives users the ability to customize their lock screen, change the font and color of their clock, and display their favorite photos.
In addition, they can customize a number of different lock screens and switch between them on the fly. Notifications now occupy a lesser portion of the home screen, appearing at the bottom in an expanded list view, stacked list view, or hidden view. Live Activities give users the chance to stay informed about the things they are interested in, such as the outcome of an ongoing sports game or a pizza delivery.
Maps also allows users to add several stops along their route, while Apple Pay allows them to make multiple payments on a single product. Siri has pre-installed features for all apps without the users having to configure them.
However, apart from that, there are several key features that will be available on all of Apple’s compatible devices.
iPadOS 16, WatchOS 9 and all the rest…
One is the ability to edit or delete a message that has already been sent, or mark it as unread if a user cannot read it at the time. Messaging also gets the new SharePlay option, allowing people to watch a show on Apple TV+ at the same time as someone else.
Mail will have an improved search function and will come with some nice new features, such as the ability to view an already sent email (finally!) rich links.
But one of the most impressive features of the new system upgrades is undoubtedly the AR integration that allows users to interact with their photos like never before. Thanks to the new technologies, people are given the opportunity to isolate certain aspects – such as a person – from their photos and remove the entire background. Imagine the meme possibilities!
Also, the new systems will now be able to read any form of text from video, allowing users to copy and paste it into another document of their choice. Pretty handy! And it gets better. All text read by the device’s camera is automatically translated by the device itself. For example, if you are using a phone and you see the address of any website that you want to visit later, all you need to do is turn the camera on it and you will be prompted to the website.
One of the other cool new features announced at the show was the seamless FaceTime transition between the phone’s camera and the MacBook’s. Without having to press a button, the camera of one device immediately recognizes the other and switches automatically. However, users can also use their iPhone’s camera as a webcam, again without the need for any other settings.
MacBook Air and MacBook Pro
In the hardware department, Apple also showed the world a glimpse of their new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. The former will be available in two new colors compared to the previous version, which only came in silver and “starlight” (gold), with the addition of “midnight” (navy blue) and “space gray” (dark gray) to the mix. . Powered by the company’s recently unveiled M2 chip, the latest MacBook Air will be more than 1.4 times faster than the M1 model, with a battery life of nearly 18 hours.
Its two lightning bolt and single MagSafe ports mean it can be charged in just under 20 minutes, giving users the speed they need.
As for the new MacBook Pro, it will be slightly smaller than the previous version (up to a 13-inch screen compared to the previous 14- and 16-inch options), but with the power of the M2 chip, it will also be able to are for more performance. The new Touch Bar assists users in all their operations and gives them the ability to add and remove features as they see fit.
The new MacBooks will be available next month, according to Apple.
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