Apple WWDC 2022: iOS 16, MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro With M2 Chip
There’s a lot happening at the Apple WWDC developer’s conference with some big announcements for Apple users and fans. iOS 16 has been announced with a number of upgrades including lock screen widgets, live activities, iCloud Photo Sharing and much more. Apple also announced the redesigned MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with the new M2 chipset.
Both MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are powered by the M1 successor SoC.
This new iOS 16 update comes with a number of upgrades and changes. iOS 16 will now allow you to add customisable widgets on the lock screen like animated lock screen images and useful features. The Notifications / Now playing widget has been shifted to the bottom of the lock screen.
Focus has been linked to the Lock Screen where you tie a lock screen wallpaper and widgets to a particular Focus.
Apple added three most-requested features with iOS 16. It includes ‘edit/undo’ sent messages, mark threads as unread and SharePlay.
iCloud Shared Photo Library feature has been added where people within a family can share photos with a separate iCloud library which can be up to six users. One can also choose to share existing photos from personal libraries. You can directly share an image with a new toggle in the Camera app.
Finally, Live Text has now been expanded to videos. Devices will be able to recognise text across iOS including live videos. You can pause a video and click on the text to convert currency, translate text, search and more.
MacBook Air 2022 comes with a 13.6-inch display with a notch for FaceTime camera as the 14-inch MacBook Pro. The display is 20 percent brighter with speakers and mics integrated within the keyboard along with a three-mic array and a four-speaker sound system with Spatial Audio support for stereo audio and improved clarity.
MacBook Air 2022 comes with a Magic Keyboard and a large TouchPad. M2 MacBook Air is 20 percent faster than the M1 MacBook Air with an all-day battery life of upto 18 hours of video playback. MacBook Air supports fast charge using a 67W charger which can charge the laptop upto to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.