Everything Apple unveiled at the WWDC 2022 keynote is listed below.

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It's time for the WWDC keynote! Every year, Apple begins its Worldwide Developer Conference with a few hours of back-to-back announcements, ranging from iOS to watchOS to — occasionally! — new hardware.

You didn't have time to watch? We understand! All of the major stories have been condensed into an easy-to-skim digest.

iOS 16

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  • The lock screen is being redesigned. More customization will be possible, as well as support for widgets, including widgets for third-party apps. Notifications will now "roll in" from the bottom of the screen, and developers will be able to update notifications in real time using a "Live Activities" API (think sports score tracking.)
  • In iMessage, you'll be able to modify or "unsend" recently sent messages, as well as designate a thread as unread.
  • SharePlay (which enables you view a streaming movie with a buddy in real time) will now operate in iMessage as well as Facetime.
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  • Live Text will be able to translate and replace text in photos that it recognises, making it easier to comprehend things like a menu written in a language you don't understand.
  • Apple has entered the buy-now-pay-later market with Apple Pay Later, which will allow you to spread an Apple Pay purchase over four instalments with no interest and will work everywhere Apple Pay is accepted.
  • This year, Apple is bringing its major Maps update to a number of additional locations, including Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, London, Sydney, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Multi-stop route support has also been greatly enhanced.
  • You may now follow news about your favourite sports/teams on Apple News.
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  • If you utilise Family Sharing to limit your children's iPad screen time, they may now request extra time over iMessage.
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    • You may now create a shared library with your family, and you can choose whether a photo is saved to the shared library or to your personal library when you take it.
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    • CarPlay is also getting a massive overhaul — Apple is basically looking to take over your car’s entire instrument cluster. It’ll support things like speed readouts, fuel gauges, AC control, etc; what works where, of course, will depend on what the car maker allows. Apple says to expect more news here “late next year”.
    • Shareplay will now have deeper support for games, allowing you to more easily start matches/battles directly with friends.
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    • iPadOS will get a new desktop-style window management feature called “Stage Manager” that lets you run multiple windowed/overlapping apps on screen simultaneously. 

    Apple Watch

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    • Four new watch faces: Astronomy, Lunar, “Play time”, and “Metropolitan”
    • New “bannernotifications will keep you updated without always taking over the whole screen
    • Apple Watch will be able to track a few new running metrics, including vertical oscillation (“how much you move up and down” while running), stride length, and ground contact time.
    • The Fitness app on iOS will now be enabled even for those who don’t have an Apple Watch, so everyone can close those rings.
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    • Sleep tracking will use the heart rate monitor and accelerometer to determine how much time you spent in four different sleep stages (Awake/REM/Core/Deep) while trying to catch some Zzz’s.
    • Apple Watch will be able to track your “AFib history” to help doctors monitor heart arrhythmia and determine if treatment is helping.

    M2

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    Apple shook up the industry with the introduction of its bespoke M1 chipset, which combined ridiculous performance with wild power efficiency — it’s remarkably fast, yet somehow your laptop’s battery will still last all day.
    Now it’s back with the aptly named M2. Apple says the M2 CPU is 18% faster than that of the M1, while the GPU is 35% faster.

    New MacBooks

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    MacBook Airs and Pros are now available! They've dropped the Air's characteristic cheese-wedge form in favour of a more traditional flat design, albeit one that's only 11.3mm thick.

    With more people video chatting than ever before, Apple highlighted the MacBook Air's built-in camera, boasting double the quality (at 1080p) and much enhanced low-light performance.

    It has a 13.6-inch liquid retina display, TouchID in the keyboard, and MagSafe compatibility. Apple says the new MacBook Airs will come with a thin charger with two USB-C connections and enable rapid charging, which will get the battery to 50% in thirty minutes. Starting at $1199, it will be delivered "next month."
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      The 13-inch MacBook Pro is also receiving the M2 treatment, with Apple predicting CPU improvements of up to 40% over the MacBook Pro M1. The Pro will cost $1299 and will be available "next month."

      macOS

      The next major release of macOS will be called “macOS Ventura”. Here’s what Apple highlighted for Ventura:
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      • Stage Manager” mentioned above is coming to macOS as well, pitched as a way to focus on one or two apps at a time. You can “group” running apps together; tapping into a group will minimize other apps, while putting the selected group front and center.
      • Spotlight is getting a bit of an overhaul; it’ll be able to pull rich results into a new scrolling view, and allow you to do things like quickly preview a found file without actually opening it.
      • The Mail app is getting support for undo send, scheduled send, and timed reminders. Search within Mail is getting smarter, automatically correcting for typos and knowing how to search for synonyms. 
      • Safari will now be able to use “passkeys” instead of passwords— a system built along with Google and Microsoft to allow you to login to websites and apps with biometrics (like fingerprint sensors or facial recognition) without any text-based passwords in the mix.
      • Apple’s game-development focused API Metal is learning some new tricks, including upscaling and faster resource loading
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      • Continuity camera: Your iPhone’s camera is almost certainly much better than the one built into your laptop — so Apple is going to let you use your iPhone’s Camera for video calls on macOS. Clamping the iPhone onto your laptop looks a little goofy, but the impact on quality is probably worth it for important calls. There’s also a wild “desk view” feature that uses the iPhone’s wide angle lens, combined with some tricky image manipulation, to capture what you’re doing on your desk in a simulated overhead view.
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