Today, Apple kicked off WWDC 2022 with its customary keynote. The company announced both software and hardware at the event, but those looking for the company's rumored mixed reality headset or RealityOS will have longer to wait.
It was also the first in-person event Apple has hosted since the beginning of the pandemic with developers and some press allowed on campus to check out the latest hardware from the company.
Despite the missing headset, there were a ton of exciting announcements at WWDC this year. Check them all out below!
iOS 16 features all-new updates to the lock screen with major customization options, new SharePlay and iMessage features, improvements to Focus and iCloud Photos, and major updates to CarPlay.
The Wallet app also got some huge updates with order tracking, more states that allow you to add your ID, and Apple Pay Later, the company's new pay for it later service.
iPadOS 16 has improvements including major updates for Apple silicon iPads through new multitasking and Stage Manager, as well as an update for Safari and Mail.
New collaboration features allow users to work together across a range of apps with ease, and the new Freeform app lets you work together across a limitless canvas. Even the Weather app is finally coming to the iPad!
The Mac got a big update today with macOS Ventura. The latest version of macOS adds features like Stage Manager, which makes it easy to focus and stay productive. It also added Continuity Camera, which lets you use your iPhone as the webcam for your Mac.
Handoff is coming to FaceTime, which lets you start a FaceTime call on another device and then hand it off to your Mac. Apple also unveiled Passkeys, its idea of a password-less future.
watchOS didn't get a ton of love at WWDC, but there were some notable updates. watchOS 9 brought some new watch faces. It also added a new health feature that lets users track how long an instance of AFib lasts. It also added the ability to track and manage your medications.
The latest version of watchOS also added some new workout features, especially for those that are into running. The workout app can now track metrics like Stride Length, Ground Contact Time, and Vertical Oscillation.
Apple has a brand new Apple silicon chip with 8 cores, including 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. It also features 10 GPU cores and offers an 18% increase in power on the current M1. From Apple:
You can learn more about the M2 processor in our announcement coverage.
Apple has announced the long-expected redesign to the MacBook Air.
The new MacBook Air features a new design that is similar to the new MacBook Pro models. It increased the display size to 13.6-inches and features a new Liquid Retina Display. The new laptop features MagSafe charging and even fast charging (as long as you purchase a compatible charger).
iMore's Gerald Lynch went hands-on with the new MacBook Air at WWDC earlier today. Check out his hands-on review.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro also received an update at WWDC this year. The latest generation of the laptop now comes with an M2 chip, increasing the performance while maintaining battery life. Otherwise, the notebook features the same design including the Touch Bar and current chassis.
You can learn about the new MacBook Pro with our announcement coverage.
That's everything that Apple had to unveil during its keynote, but it is sure to keep things coming throughout the week. It is WWDC after all!
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