Apple’s WWDC event kicked off on Monday and there were some exciting developments revealed at the company’s biggest software announcement of the year.
The tech giant not only announced a new MacBook Air, but a new MacBook Pro, an M2 chip, and iPhone software.
It also revealed Apple Pay Later, its buy-now-pay-later product, and macOS Ventura for Macs and more.
CEO Tim Cook kicked off WWDC with a prerecorded presentation with executives revealing the latest versions of Apple’s software for iPhone, iPads, Mac and Watch.
CNBC covered the announcements live from Cupertino, California, for the first time this year since the start of the Covid pandemic.
The list of what Apple announced includes:
New iPhone software, called iOS 16.
An all-new MacBook Air with the new M2 chip.
A new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip.
New Mac software, called macOS Ventura.
New iPad software, called iPadOS 16.
Apple Pay Later, Apple’s buy-now-pay-later service.
New Apple Watch software, called watchOS 9.
The new Apple M2 chip.
Apple is making some big changes to the lock screen with iOS 16, completely reimagining the way it looks and works. Now users will be able to add widgets and will be able to customize the font and color of elements on the screen. Apple is also adding a gallery of wallpapers for users to pick through and customize too.
Messages are also getting three big updates. The first one is the ability to edit any sent messages, useful for correcting typos, and you can unsend a message as well. Next you can mark threads as unread.
The company kicked off updates on watchOS 9 with an extensive Workout app update for runners. The improved app adds three running form metrics to track how efficiently you run.
The watchOS Workout app is also adding a new mode for triathletes that can auto-switch between cycling, swimming, and running.
Apple’s new M2 chip promises 25% more GPU performance and 18% more performance overall over the M1.
The new processor comes equipped with 4 high-performance and high-efficiency cores, and it also supports 24GB of unified LPDDR5 memory. The company promises the M2 can handle multiple streams of 8K and 4K video.
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