There are a lot of things changing in the world right now – and some things aren’t always for the better. However, the development of technology is always something that creates excitement. People are always updating their Macs and Apple products so they can live their best lives from the computer screen. Whether it’s planning their weekend, booking a holiday, working from home or trying to win money with the best casino bonuses online. Technology makes everything easier – and so many were excited about the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. However, there were some very disappointed people.
We were expecting to hear all about the eagerly anticipated mixed reality headset – but there wasn’t one mention. There have been many rumours that Apple has been working on this headset, which would allow users to see virtual items overlaid on real-life items right in front of them. People were hoping that the company would use the event to introduce this new dedicated software platform – RealityOS. However, disappointed fans branded the whole thing a boring snoozefest.
Although there was no mention of the eagerly awaited Apple Glasses headset, here is some news that we did manage to find out…
We did get to see the preview of iOS16 ahead of its rollout later on in the year. This one is said to be a big release that will change the entire iPhone experience. They have reimagined how the lock screen looks and works and have included cool new features that make it even more helpful and personal. It also introduces iCloud Shared Photo Library for families, more streamlined communication through new capabilities in Mail and Messages and they have harnessed enhanced intelligence with updated Live Text and Visual Look Up.
The new personalised lock screen experience offers users the options for custom widgets, wallpapers and fonts. In addition, phone notifications will come up from the bottom of the screen which means that the user will have a better view of their personalised lock screen.
In the new and updated Messages app, users will be able to unsend or edit messages, and even recover recently deleted messages, whilst the mail app will allow users to schedule emails. Another feature getting an update is Live text and it will now be able to recognise text in both videos and images.
Another exciting new feature is the Apple Pay Later, which works in a similar way to Klarna. This will offer users a secure way to split the cost of a purchase into four payments spread out over six weeks with no interest or fees. Other updates include shared Tab Groups in safari, a Fitness App for those without the Apple Watch and multi-stop routing in Apple Maps.
This was the only piece of actual hardware announced – the new MacBook Air with Apple’s new M2 chip. It weighs just 2.7lbs and is only 11mm thick. However, this small design includes 2 Thunderbolt ports, a headphone jack, Magsafe charging – and the powerful new Apple M2 processor.
This new piece of hardware has been completely redesigned around the M2 and it is lighter, thinner and faster than ever with a better camera, a bigger display and a battery life that lasts all day long.
The new incarnation of the Macbook Air has a more squared-off look than those that have come before. It has a 13.6-inch display and 500 nits of peak brightness. It also has smaller bezels surrounding it than its predecessors. Another impressive feature is its silent, fan-less design, alongside its 1080 FaceTime HD webcam. Moreover, this is said to be around 40% faster than its earlier model because of the new M2 chip.
They also stated that because the MagSafe has returned to the MacBook, it gives the user a dedicated charger that makes it easy to connect. It also protects the machine if the charging cable is accidentally pulled with a quick release. The new power adaptor also has 2 USB-C ports, which means the laptop can reach 80% charge in only 20 minutes. This is set to be released in July 2022 in four different colours – silver, grey, gold and navy and prices start at £1,249+