Apple WWDC 2022 Highlights: From MacOS Ventura To iOS 16 Here’s Everything To Look Out For
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2022 (Apple WWDC 2022) just finished with the opening day. Though it will keep going until the 10th of June, there were some key developments that are necessary to remember as Apple fans or supporters. Even if you aren’t one, you must have a look at the upcoming technology and the new edition of software and other developments during this Apple event – because they’re simply mind-boggling to be honest.
So, let us begin!
Apple WWDC 2022 – Key Highlights
To begin with the initial announcements during the Apple WWDC 2022 event – we have to talk about iOS 16 and the great new features that it will bring to your iOS device. Apart from the revamped lock-screen, that will enable users to get used to new updates, new widgets, and other unlocking features, the highlight of the day was the announcement of the new MacOS Ventura and the iPadOS 16.
The MacOS Ventura was followed by the iPadOS 16 unveiling that promised better multi-tasking that was also seen earlier in the iPadOS 13. This has been made possible because of the enhanced Stage Manager feature that will become a renewed part of the iPadOS 16.
The 2022 Apple WWDC also confirmed that the M2 processor will be launched this year or probably in the beginning of 2023. The M2 is next-gen of Apple’s silicon with a 5 nanometer design. The M2 chipset can handle a maximum of 24GB of unified memory. The 2022 MacBook Air will run the M2 chipset and comes with a new design.
Apple also announced its new range of Macbook Air for 2022! These new Macbooks will feature the M2 chip and may be released for Indian markets in the coming months of July and August. It has been reported that the new Macbook Air will start with a cost of Rs. 1,19,000.
If you’re excited you must understand that all the key new features are revealed and explained on stage, consumers will actually get to grips with it for the first time later this year when the iPhone 14 series is released in September or October. So keep your bank balance intact, you’re gonna need it in the upcoming months.
Also note, users will not be able to get the proper experience of iOS 16 until later this year when it will be rolled out to all eligible phones. iOS 16 will only be available to iPhone 8 and devices launched after that. So if you’re stuck there with your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7+ you might just have to lay a thought on upgrading your phone. Do it soon and avail great discounts on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models.
What Were The Event’s Biggest Surprises?
If we’re talking about the 2022 Apple WWDC’s biggest surprises, apart from the Apple Macbook announcement, then these deserve the best mentions of the night:
1. The Focus on Car-Play
If you’re an Apple lover who happens to be a technology freak, then you’ll be mighty impressed with what the 2022 Apple WWDC event got out for those who were thinking there’s no future for Apple’s Car-Play features. Now, the all-new CarPlay takes the in-car interface beyond just displaying the information on your iPhone to the actual hardware integration in your car. The best part of the new CarPlay experience is how it adapts to multi-display dashboards and screens, depending on what car you own. The level of customization features and the way you control your radio, adjust your AC and view car data like fuel level or speed shows how serious Apple is thinking about getting the software right on cars.
2. Digital Whiteboard App In Freeform
While we kept thinking that Whiteboard applications are the new trend but we’re not getting our fair share on Apple, the Apple developers were keenly and silently building a whiteboard app for the iPadOS 16 and that’s called Freeform. When the world’s taking notes on their devices, Freeform will be the future for all Apple users. Also available on the new iOS 16 and MacOS Ventura, you will be able to drop photos, snapshots, PDFs, text, and make the most of your Apple Pencil. You can also integrate and add your Facetime reactions on Freeform. Cool! Isn’t it?
3. Using Your iPhone As A Webcam
Apple’s announcement that we will soon be able to plug our iPhones into Macs for webcam use in the fall made us excited. And you don’t have to connect the iPhone to the Mac; the computer will instantly recognize the unit. You will, of course, need to update your iPhone to iOS 16 and Mac to the latest macOS Ventura to turn an iPhone into a webcam. Hold on, there’s more. The feature will also let you use two of the iPhone camera lenses at the same time. One will be on the speaker, while the other can focus on something else. Apple calls it “Desk View,” to simultaneously show the user’s face and an overhead view of their desk. It’s great for doing unboxing videos. What an interesting announcement in the Apple event 2022.
4. Macbook Air 2022 Price
Last, but not the least – the $200 increase in the Macbook Air 2022’s price is somewhat a downer for all Apple geeks and makes the Apple WWDC 2022 event end on a soaring note if not a negative one. Why? Because spending $200 extra on the Macbook Air, which comes with a range of updates but not all major ones, is something that’s going to hurt a lot of young people’s pockets. The $1200 price tag on the new MacBook Air kind of hints at the demise of a sub-$1000 Mac notebook that made the Air a hit among students and average consumers.
Apple may just drop a hint that it has different plans for the MacBook Air.
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