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Apple’s WWDC 2023 keynote was held recently. The company started off its much-anticipated annual Worldwide Developer Conference with important announcements, covering the latest updates to their existing gadgets and introducing new products. Through this post, we plan on discussing everything Apple announced at WWDC 2023!

iPhone

Here are some amazing products that are on their way for your phone: Apple plans to update the Messages app, which is probably one of your most-used iPhone apps. Notable changes include the ability to read transcribed voice messages and an interface modification that conceals iMessage applications.

There is a new feature that offers the safety-focused “Check In” option. This feature will allow iPhone users to notify friends and family that they have returned home safely — or where they were last seen.

There is now a more convenient and faster search experience, as well as the option to examine voice message transcriptions. This next one is for all the foodies out there. Apple is going to turn your iPhone into a recipe finder. They are coming up with a new feature called “Visual Look Up,” which will allow you to look for recipes directly with a photo.

To encourage sharing and collaboration, when iPhone users connect to CarPlay, new Apple SharePlay capabilities allow passengers to link their iPhones to play music as well.

Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2023: AirPods

Apple is taking steps to upgrade AirPods to improve the user experience. As a result, they developed the new Adaptive Audio function, which can combine active noise suppression mode with transparency mode. This is supposed to make it easier to use noise cancellation features while still being aware of the surroundings while walking down the street. 

Apple also stated that it is striving to improve its automatic switching capability.

Apple TV

FaceTime on your television? Yes, please! If you have an Apple TV, look out for this new feature. This will employ the Continuity Camera on an iPhone or iPad to double as a webcam and frame you while you stare at the TV using Stage, Apple’s AI-powered innovation that adjusts the iPhone’s and iPad’s front-facing camera in video apps. 

Let’s face it: the Apple TV remote is a sly little bugger that loves to wander anywhere it pleases. If yours tends to vanish, Siri will now assist you in locating it.

15-inch MacBook Air

Apple unveiled the Macbook Air, the company’s biggest consumer notebook to date. This 15-inch variation of the 13-inch Macbook Air is dubbed the “thinnest 15-inch laptop to date.” Apple claims it’s the greatest 15-inch laptop in the world, featuring a highly powerful Apple M2 CPU and a stunning 15.3-inch Retina display.

It comes in four different colors and has two USB-C connections, a MagSafe charging port, and a headphone jack. The display features a maximum brightness of 500 nits, a 1080 camera above, and six speakers below. Apple promises that it will have an 18-hour battery life.

Mac Studio

Apple’s compact but powerful desktop computer, the Mac Studio, is getting a product upgrade, featuring new silicon and the replacement of the M1 Max and M1 Ultra with the M2 Max and M2 Ultra. It has a height that is three times that of a Mac Mini. The key distinction is that the new chip enables new capabilities.

It is 40% quicker when it comes to the neural engine. Video bandwidth has been enhanced, allowing you to connect an 8K monitor with a rapid refresh rate.

MacPro

Unexpectedly, the desktop and rack-mounted Mac Pro workstations powered by Apple Silicon were announced on this day. The Mac Pro is aimed at high-end professionals and is powered by Apple’s brand new M2 Ultra CPU.

The workstation, which has a 24-core CPU and up to 76-core GPUs, is up to seven times quicker than the beginning lineup of the older Intel-based Mac Pro.

M2 Ultra

M2 Ultra is considered the most powerful Apple silicon chip to date, yet Apple keeps working with their M1 playbook. The M2 Ultra is essentially two M1 Max dies combined into one package. It is constructed on 5 nm technology and has 134 billion transistors. It has 24 CPU cores, up to 76 GPU cores (with an option of 60 cores), and a 32-core neural engine.

They’ve created the CPU with 16 next-generation high-performance cores and eight high-efficiency cores. The biggest change? The M2 Ultra now supports up to 192 GB of unified memory, powered by 800 GB of memory bandwidth.

Latest iOS 17 features: NameDrop, Journal app, Standby, changing the classic “hey Siri”

1. NameDrop

NameDrop, a new AirDrop function, allows you to effortlessly and seamlessly share your phone number, as well as photographs, with others. This is how it works: You can select to share your phone number and email address when you bring your phones close together. NameDrop is also compatible with the iPhone and Apple Watch.


2. Journal App

Other than that, Apple is releasing a new journaling software named Journal. The iPhone uses on-device machine learning to generate tailored suggestions based on your images, activities, location, music, exercise routines, and so on. Developers may use Journal to make timely suggestions based on third-party app data.

3. Standby

When you put your phone down at night, you can view the clock, set an alarm, or see what’s displayed. You can also use your iPhone in standby mode to see a rotating slideshow of your most memorable photos, which will automatically update at set intervals. At work, Standby can convert your iPhone into a calendar. It is intended to assist you in staying on track with your forthcoming events. 

4. Autocorrect

When it comes to autocorrect, Apple has updated its version, which is now powered by an AI model that has the ability to (even more accurately) guess the next phrases you might use. It’ll personalize with time and learn your most frequently used terms and phrases.

5. Siri 

Also, an unexpected change is happening to iOS 17. Yes, that’s right; Apple is going to omit the classic greeting “hey” from ’”Hey Siri.”

6. Apple Podcasts

Some upgrades can be expected from Apple Podcasts too. Apple is now rolling out new features like an improved Now Playing interface and queue, episode art, search filters, and the option to connect subscriptions to top App Store apps.

iPadOS 17 and new iPad features

iPadOS 17 is Apple’s most recent version of iPadOS. The new version includes many interesting upgrades such as:

  • The home screen can be customized similarly to the iPhone
  • Improved widgets featuring better live interactions
  • There are new native apps, including the improved Notes app and Health app 

Let’s discuss the brand new features Apple is introducing for the iPad.

1. Health App

Apple’s latest health app for the iPad is planned to launch as part of iPadOS 17 later this year. This app was only available for the iPhone back then.

You will have the ability to view your health data, including electrocardiogram results, much more clearly on a larger screen.
You don’t need to be concerned about the privacy of your health data. Apple claims that the health data is securely synced, so you can see your health data from your iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, or other compatible third-party apps and devices.

2. HealthKit 

For developers, Apple is bringing HealthKit to the iPad, creating new ways to build health and fitness experiences for the devices.
You can expect to have more time when it comes to checking up on your prescriptions, health metrics, and lab tests, among others.

Apple’s focus on health isn’t just limited to physical health. The company announced that it’s planning to focus on mental health with several new features for the Apple Watch and iPhone.

3. Live Collaboration

In addition, Apple is using live collaboration to enhance the experience of working with PDFs. The iPad OS 17 can detect fields in a PDF using machine learning technology, allowing you to fill them out quickly. This is important for folks who don’t have convenient access to Adobe Acrobat. This also works with photographs of documents scanned onto your iPad.

MacOS 14 Sonoma

Next up is Apple’s latest desktop operating system, macOS 14. For those who are wondering, yes, it’s named for another California town, Sonoma. So what’s new in this? For starters, Apple is including interactive widgets on the desktop. Also, they’ve put up a game mode that is meant to limit distractions.

In addition, a new overlay function removes the speaker and places them in front of a shifting backdrop as they continue to talk. This is a nod to all of the teleconferencing we do. New effects, such as fireworks, are also available.

Vision Pro AR headset

For years, Apple-branded augmented reality and virtual reality have been speculated about, but they’re now here. The final section of Apple’s WWDC presentation was devoted to the Vision Pro AR headset. It’s no surprise that Apple delved into the numerous applications for their latest gadget, considering it’s one of their most significant releases since the first Apple Watch. It has a fully 3D interface controlled by the eyes, hands, and face. The Vision Pro is a VR headset that looks similar to the Meta Quest 3 and PlayStation VR2, with a large visor and complete head strap.

The hardware employs a brand-new, unique function known as “EyeSight.” This makes use of a front-facing display to reveal your eyes to others in the room, compensating for the visor’s opacity.

The Vision Pro complements existing Apple accessories perfectly. The Magic Keyboard works in Vision Pro, and, amazingly, so does your Mac. Load up your Mac, and it will come to life within Vision Pro, providing you with a much larger screen to work on. Apple claims that this will function effectively in business contexts, whether in person or from home.

Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Disney+ will be available on the tech giant’s new Apple Vision Pro at launch.

WatchOS 10

Apple previewed some improvements coming to its smartwatch operating system:

Apple is including an upgraded user interface with a renewed emphasis on widgets, as well as enhanced first-party apps and other new features.

So what is the significance of the user interface? The Apple Watch user interface hasn’t been updated in many years, and a number of popular third-party apps have left the Apple Watch App Store in recent years.

You can just turn the digital crown to access the new watchOS 10 widgets. Earlier, tapping the digital crown on the Apple Watch’s side would bring you to the home screen. You can also expect a refresh of some of the main apps, including World Clock.

Wrapping up

In this post, we discussed everything announced at Apple WWDC 2023. The much-anticipated event revealed a lot of big news, including the latest upgrades to their existing gadgets and new developments, out of which Apple’s long-awaited mixed reality headset’s debut certainly stole the show, as we discussed in this post. 

Other than that, the company is upgrading a lot of their products, including new Mac computers, and making updates to iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. Be sure to check out our blog for even more thrilling content!

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