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Apple WWDC22 event updates | iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, new M2 chip, new MacBook Air, new MacBook Pro unveiled

WWDC22 event

WWDC22 event | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Tim Cook’s tweet

Apple car?

Apple introduced its next-gen CarPlay, offering deeper integration between a vehicle’s infotainment system and an iPhone. 

12:38 A.M.

New iPad OS16 introduced

iPadOS 16 introduces a new multitasking experience, new ways to collaborate with others, and new features for pro users

iPadOS 16 introduces a new multitasking experience, new ways to collaborate with others, and new features for pro users | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

This will bring new collaborative features. New app called ‘Sneek peak’ introduced to help in collaboration on a project. Can share notes, diagrams and brainstorm ideas with others. The new OS brings new aspects in gaming like activity in game center dashboard. iPad apps will be more capable with Desktop-class apps. New Reference mode introduced.

12:01 A.M.

iPhone can be used as webcam

Macs can now automatically detect iPhones as webcam. Can be used with any videoconferencing apps like Zoom, Skype, Meet

11:52 P.M.

Passkeys introduced

Launches new alternative of password called ‘passkeys’. This uses powerful cryptography, can work cross platform. Can be created by using biometrics.

11:46 P.M.

Apple announces new MacOS Ventura

macOS Ventura makes the Mac experience better than ever

macOS Ventura makes the Mac experience better than ever | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Stage Manager gives Mac users a new way to stay focused on the task in front of them while seamlessly switching between apps and windows. Continuity Camera uses iPhone as the webcam on Mac and with Handoff coming to FaceTime, users can start a FaceTime call on their iPhone or iPad and fluidly pass it over to their Mac. Mail and Messages come with new features. Added new developer tools in Metal 3 to make gaming on Mac even better.

11:40 P.M.

New MacBook Pro introduced

Introduces a 13-inch MacBook Pro powered by M2. Starts at $1299 and will be available next month.

11:38 P.M.

New Macbook Air powered by M2 introduced

New Macbook Air

New Macbook Air | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Comes in 4 colours, larger 13.6 inches liquid retina display with thinner borders, new camera with twice resolution than before. Has 4 speakers with Dolby support, new charging options including 2 ports and fast charge. Apple MacBook Air with M2 will start at $1099.

11:31 P.M.

Introduced M2 Chip amid ongoing chip shortage

The M2 chip begins the next generation of Apple silicon designed for the Mac

The M2 chip begins the next generation of Apple silicon designed for the Mac | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Powered by second gen 5 nanometer technology. Can deliver 2 times faster performance than M1 at same power level. Delivers 25% higher graphic performance than M1 at same power level. Can support 15.8 trillion operations per second much more than what M1 can support.

11:25 P.M.

New advancements in Apple watch

watchOS 9 brings new features, app updates, and creative ways to customise Apple Watch to fit any style

watchOS 9 brings new features, app updates, and creative ways to customise Apple Watch to fit any style | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

watchOS 9 introduced with new colour combinations, new fonts, new languages and enhanced privacy. Adding three new running metrics to monitor running. Automatic switching between running, swimming and cycling. Introducing sleep stages of users while monitoring their sleeping habits. New AFIB history introduced. Users can receive new medification notifications as per their schedule. Health data is encrypted to secure privacy.

11:12 P.M.

Next-gen carplay

Deep integrations with the car’s hardware, widgets powered by iPhone, shows all driving information like speed.

11:08 P.M.

New smarthome updates

New smarthome connectivity center ‘matter’ unveiled. Data stored is secured which even Apple cannot see. Easy control of smarthomes. This is coming to iPhone, iPad and Mac

11:02 P.M.

iCloud shared photo library

Easy to set up and share photos in the library, users will receive intelligent sharing suggestions.

10:56 P.M.

New Features in Apple Maps

Multistop routing, improvements in MapKit for developers to include more details, lookaround introduced in MapKit, Brand new server side API later this year to be introduced for developers.

10:53 P.M.

Apple Wallet

To support in-app verification, easy sharing of keys. New features like Apple Pay later introduced in Apple Wallet. Apple Pay order tracking introduced to monitor orders and will be available on different e-commerce platforms.

10:48 P.M.

Unveils new dictation experience

Supports voice, automatic punctuation and emoji

10:45 P.M.

Announces New API for developers

10:42 P.M.

Apple announces new iOS 16

New iOS 16 delivers the biggest update ever to the Lock Screen with new features making it more beautiful, personal, and helpful

New iOS 16 delivers the biggest update ever to the Lock Screen with new features making it more beautiful, personal, and helpful | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

This comes with all new lock screen that can be personalised with change in colours, background and fonts. Widgets can be put on the lock screen

10:27 P.M.

What to expect from the event

Uncertainty over introducing any new device

Announcements of any new hardware products like its long-rumored AR glasses have less chances at a time when manufacturing is struggling, global economy is shaky and the ongoing chip crisis is still there.

It is also unclear whether Apple will tease the upcoming RealityOS in the event. However, all the other operating systems are likely to hint at a bunch of new features coming to Apple’s Mixed Reality headset, which can be unveiled later this year.

10:24 P.M.

WatchOS 9, iPadOS 16 and macOS13 expected

The technology company is expected to unveil watchOS 9 that will update old Watch Faces to look better on bigger displays. It can also have a better low-power mode feature, new health monitoring features and improved operating and navigation of the Apple Watch.

Apple can also announce iPadOS 16 with changes like a revamped lock-screen and notification center, plus expanded functionalities to Focus Mode.

The company can also introduce macOS 13 Mammoth with some redesigned apps for Mac.

The new Software updates will offer a chance for Apple to upgrade its devices without relying on manufacturing that is hit by the pandemic. These updates can extend the life of a device.

10:22 P.M.

iOS 16 announcement expected

Apple is expected to announce iOS 16 during the event. The new software update can bring an always-on screen, small “widget” apps on the lock screen and wallpapers with widget-like capabilities, an iPad-like split-screen feature for running apps side by side, social network-like functionality to Messages and new health features among other updates.

The always-on display option can allow users to glance at their iPhones when the screen is off to see the time, notifications and missed calls. 

Such a feature has been available on Android phones for years but is still absent on the iPhone. 

10:18 P.M.

Apple’s WWDC22 event

Hello everyone, welcome to Apple’s ‘WWDC22’ event. In their last virtual ‘Peek Performance’ event, the Cupertino-based company unveiled iPhone SE, M1 ultra chip, new Mac Studio, revamped iPad air, and new colours for iPhone 13 lineup

We will soon start with the live updates of this event of the California tech company. Here is a glimpse of what is expected from the event.


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