Apple WWDC 2021: Apple on Monday started its annual Worldwide Developer Conference. Here the company introduced new software for iPhone, Mac and Apple Watch. The tech company was working on these for several months. These include iOS 15, which comes with revamped Face Time and iMessage. At WWDC, Apple announces what new software is coming to the iPhone and iPad. The software that has been announced will be available to the developers immediately. For the general public, these updates will come later.
The latest version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 15, has been introduced. Many features have been improved in the new iOS update, including better FaceTime. Now FaceTime has Spatial Audio, Portrait Mode to blur the background and Grid View to talk to multiple people at the same time. Not only this, Apple has added a new way, with the help of which users can send a link to schedule individual FaceTime calls like Zoom. With this, users can also share screen or music through a new feature, ShareTime. One special thing is that now FaceTime is also supported on Android and Windows through web browser.
iMessage is also being redesigned. This messaging platform is only available on Apple devices, whose features convert images to gallery. There is a new feature “shared with you”, which saves and keeps in one place the links that people send to you. It works with Safari, Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Podcasts.
Like iOS, iPadOS will also get many new features. A new multitasking interface has been introduced in it, which makes it easy to keep two apps side by side on the iPad screen. On the other hand, the Notes app has been updated with a better interface. A new update has also been announced in the translation app.
New privacy update, iCloud+ announced
Apple is adding new privacy updates to its devices. For example, it is adding a feature called tracker-blockers to its Mail app, which hides your IP address and location. The company is also adding an App Tracker report in Settings, where users can see how much apps have used information over the past seven days. The tech company has also announced a new service iCloud+. In this, additional features are available for online privacy.
In this latest watch software of Apple, many new features are available with the new watch face. Using Apple Watch, you can type text messages with the help of a finger. It also gets an updated Breathe app, which is called Mindfulness. In this, the respiratory rate is also tracked while sleeping. A new type of workout has also been added to the Workouts app.
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Updates to HomePod Mini
Now users can ask HomePod Mini to play music or movies on Apple TV. The special thing in this is that users can use their HomePod Mini as stereo speakers by connecting it to Apple TV.
At WWDC 2021, Apple has also announced a new version of macOS. It is called Monterey, which is named after a beach town located in the central coast of California. There are many features provided in macOS Monterey, in which the same mouse or keyboard can be used on Mac or iPad. This feature is called Universal Control. With this, new features such as tab grouping and tab bookmarking have been provided in Apple’s Safari web browser. Apple has also added new shortcuts to the Mac interface.