The much-awaited Apple Worldwide Developer Conference 2022 (WWDC) has already begun. CEO Tim Cook has taken the stage in WWDC’s opening keynote. The tech giant is hosting an online-only event at the official website of Apple. Some selective media and YouTubers are attending the event in person at the campus of the Cupertino-based firm.
Where to watch Apple WWDC 2022
The keynote livestream of Apple WWDC 2022 can be seen on Apple website, Apple TV+ app and also on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
Everything about the Apple WWDC 2022 held on June 6
The Apple WWDC 2022 has come ahead with a bunch of surprises for Apple users. From SharePlay to dictation, the updated features are going to improve user experience like never before. Here are some updates that Apple has announced in the June 6 event.
The dictation feature on iOS is set to get some amazing updates. Firstly, when a user starts dictating, the keyboard will remain open. This will allow the user to shift between using voice and touch to enter text. This update is great for times when dictation doesn’t pick your verbal message clearly. Interestingly, dictation will now automatically add punctuation. Users can also choose an emoji automatically.
FaceTime’s much loved SharePlay feature is now extending to Messages. Apple users can now share content on Messages too. They can also undo sent Messages and edit them if they want.
3. Lock screen
One thing that you see throughout the day is the lock screen and Apple has made sure to update that for improving user experience. The lock screen will be having a ‘live screen’ activity feature. In case you have some application that sends you multiple notifications in a day, the lock screen will include those in a different manner so that you lock screen doesn’t look crowded.
The tech-giant has also introduced a new ‘focus’ filter to help users filter notifications from applications that they might not need all the time. You can also customise your lock screen from the colour filter to the font used for showing time just with a long press. With its customisable lock screen, the iOS 16 is something like the Android 13.
4. Safety check
The ‘Safety Check’ is a new feature to ensure the safety of anyone who might be involved in an abusive relationship and wants to revoke any shared access with their partner. This feature will stop location sharing, reset privacy setting and also protect your messages like never before.
5. Kids control
The tech giant has improved kids control making things easier for the parents. The brand will ease the process of setting up a new device for a child. The ‘iCloud Shared Photo Library’ will now function as a dedicated library that will allow five family members to share photographs. Interestingly, you will be able to share these pics directly after you click them with the help of a dedicated button in camera.
6. Apple Pay Later
Apple Pay Later will allow users to split payment and pay for a product over time. Notably, there are no extra interest for this. As of yet, Apple Pay is not available in India.
7. Apple Maps
Apple is set to introduce its redesigned version of Apple Maps to some more countries. Unfortunately, India is not on the list yet.