Most important software updates coming to Apple devices in 2022

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Apple recently conducted its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which saw the launch of important software updates for smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Here are the most important touches that will transform your iPhone, iPad, Mac and the Apple Watch in a better way.

New Features

  • Apple’s tablet feels mature to a long-time iPad user, and the new iPadOS 16 is just what the iPad needs right now. The iPad now behaves more like a Mac with iPadOS 16. Collaboration, a new feature in Office products like Pages, makes it simple to collaborate with others by allowing them to hop right in and start editing the primary page. It’s similar to Google Docs.
  • Freeform is another feature that allows users to interact with a virtual whiteboard. It’s supposed to be collaborative once more, and it supports Apple Pencil.
  • Your lock screen – the screen you open innumerable times a day to check notifications and time – is getting a personality of its own. Finally, users will be able to apply different styles and fonts and other information at a glance. Think about mini-widgets that will show weather, activity, alarms, and more. Just like on the Apple Watch, you need to long-press the screen to navigate different lock screen options and find the best settings for you. Plus, users can create custom lock screens based on when they’re at work or home.
  • To use your iPhone’s high-resolution camera as your Mac webcam, forget about the Camo app. Apple has made it simple to transform your iPhone into a camera for your Mac with iOS 16 and macOS Ventura. A Continuity Camera is what it’s called. Maybe the best part? When your iPhone is close by, your Mac will recognise it immediately. You don’t even have to unlock it or wake it up. It simply connects to your Mac on its own. FaceTime, Zoom, Teams, Webex, and other popular video conferencing apps are compatible with Continuity Camera.
  • A new feature called Collaboration makes it easy to communicate with people on office apps like Pages, allowing them to jump in and start making edits to the main document. Just like Goggle Docs.
  • Another feature called Freeform is an app that lets users interact with a virtual whiteboard. It’s again designed to be collaborative and has support for Apple Pencil. Freeform is due for release later this year. But that’s not all. For iPads with the M1 chip, Apple is adding support for external displays.
  • If you frequently use Apple’s Messages app, you’ll be able to edit or unsend a message after it’s been sent. Users will have up to 15 minutes to delete or amend their messages.
  • One of the most useful features of watchOS 9 is the new Medications app that will easily track which medications you take and when to take them. You can manually add them or take a picture to quickly add them to the app.

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