WWDC 2022: Apple introduces watchOS, iPadOS and macOS updates

The announcement of iOS 16 was just one of the novelties presented by Apple in the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022. As previously speculated, the big tech event also revealed updates for other Apple operating systems, including watchOS, iPadOS and macOS. All new OS versions will be released to users between september and november this year.

watchOS 9

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Starting with Apple smartwatches, the apple giant announced the watchOS 9. The new OS comes with four new faces (Lunar, Playtime, Metropolitan and Astronomy), allowing more customization by the user. Faces can now appear automatically with optimizations made to the “Focus” feature in iOS 16.

watchOS 9

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Additionally, the Workout app has been updated for richer performance metrics during workouts and optimized workout builds. The wearable’s OS will also enable sleep monitoring, a first-of-its-kind measurement of atrial fibrillation and a new app for medication management and notifications.

iPadOS 16

Apple's iPadOS 16

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Who was also revealed during Apple’s WWDC 2022 was the iPadOS 16, which promises to “take the versatility of the iPad even further with powerful new productivity and collaboration features”. And there is no shortage of novelties for this purpose.

Among the main highlights is the Stage Manager: a feature that takes advantage of big tech M1 chips and allows multitasking with multiple overlapping windows. And all this with full support for external displays.

Stage Manager iPadOS 16

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Another point highlighted at the event is the new sharing and collaboration tools. New Messaging features make it easier to collaborate and manage shared content across Files, Keynote, Notes, Safari, and third-party apps.

Freeform brings a collaborative experience with a flexible display and support for Apple Pencil. In practice, users will be able to see, share and collaborate in one place, without extra worries about layouts and page sizes.

The new version of iPadOS will also bring smart Mail tools, Safari collaboration and security features, new iCloud shared photo library, weather app, Live Text and a host of other new features.

macOS Ventura

Apple's macOS Ventura

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Last but not least, viewers got to know the next operating system that will power Mac computers and laptops: the macOS Ventura. Some OS features were also announced in iOS and iPadOS 16, but there are exclusive news for gamers.

Speaking first of what has already been announced for other platforms, macOS Ventura will also feature Stage Manager, improved Mail and Safari features, as well as optimizations to the Messages tools and the new Spotlight feature for easier navigation.

But in terms of news, the operating system will bring the Continuity Camera. The tool will not only make it possible to use your iPhone as a webcam for your Mac device, it will also unlock new features like Center Stage, Portrait mode and the new Studio Light.

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera

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As for the gaming universe, the power of Apple’s silicon promises Mac devices to run AAA games (like GRID Legends and Resident Evil Village) with ease. Metal 3 promises to enhance gaming experiences on Apple devices, while MetalFX Upscaling will bring improvements to developers.

The rest of the news about macOS Ventura can be checked through from this link.

Apple’s news will soon reach the public

Again, it is worth noting that all versions of big tech operating systems announced this Monday (6) will be released to the public between September and November of this year. The OSes are now available to Apple Developer Program members and will gain public betas for Mac users in July 2022.

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