Apple unveiled news of its product operating system on Monday (6), including the iPhone, Apple Watch and its MacBook. The main innovations were aimed at iOS 16, a system that works on the company’s mobile phones.
The news was announced at the opening of the Global Developers Conference (WWDC).
The new mobile phone system will have more options Lock screen customization and improved focus mode users to balance work and personal life (look next).
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The brand also introduced a new generation of MacBook Air notebook with a new processor and a revamped look (get more information).
iOS 16: Lock, focus and health
The new lock screen is the main novelty of iOS 16 – Photo: Disclosure
The presentation began with the latest version of the iPhone operating system. See some of the highlights of Apple’s news:
- Lock screen: The system promises more options to customize your iPhone screen with photos, clock styles, and widgets. Apple still promises that unlocking will be more fun with color and animation options;
- advanced notifications: To make the lock screen more useful, the company will allow users to embed widgets with real-time information, such as: how long it will take for your Ubera to reach, e.g.
- focus mode: In iOS 16, Apple will open focus mode. Users can create profiles when they are at work or at rest, for example. It is possible to filter conversations, emails, and events in the calendar so that they only appear at the right times, depending on the company;
- Portfolio: The company announced that it is working with several U.S. state governments to approve the digital version of the driver’s license registered in the app. iPhone owners can only charge and make payments using their mobile phone through Apple Pay. Both new features are currently available in the United States only;
- Messages: In the new operating system, content sent in the Messaging application can be edited. It is still possible to cancel an error message and mark the content as “read”;
- new emojis: At a developer conference, Apple promised that iOS 16 will have more emojis and more ways to customize messages, but has yet to provide details on what’s new;
- Security: To prevent the misuse of iPhone’s location features, the company added a menu called “Safety Check” to help users manage permissions and remove content sharing and geolocation, among other things;
- Fitness: In iOS 16, a health app that records and analyzes the physical activity of Apple Watch users will be available to those who do not yet have an Apple Watch. The app will use iPhone sensors to track user movements and exercises, according to the company.
Although not the focus of the event, the company took the opportunity to introduce new products: a redesigned version of the MacBook Air (starting at $ 1,199) and an upgrade to the MacBook Pro.
Apple began showcasing the MacBook Air, the brand’s best-selling notebook.
MacBook Air (2022) – Photo: Playback / Apple
The new computer features a 13.6-inch screen, a fingerprint sensor, and promises an 18-hour battery life with the ability to charge quickly.
The new notebooks will be the first to carry a new processor developed by Apple itself, the M2.
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According to the company, the new processor has 18% better performance than the previous M1 and can compete almost twice as fast as the strongest chips.
Apple introduces macOS Ventura – Photo: Playback / Apple
The MacBook Pro hasn’t undergone any drastic changes: the model won’t change any of its settings, it will only win one version with the M2 processor. Both notebooks are expected to hit Apple stores next month, according to the company.
In a nearly two-hour event, the tech giant showed off what it was planning for an operating system for products other than the iPhone, such as the Apple Watch, iPad, and its computer line.
The release of iOS 16 and other operating systems is scheduled for the second half of the year, according to the company.