CALIFORNIA, USA — Apple has announced new software, iOS 16, during their annual developers’ conference at Silicon Valley.
Tim Cook shared the news and introduced the different features in iOS 16 in a prerecorded message that lasted for over 2 hours. The event is also the first in-person unveiling after 2 years of the coronavirus pandemic.
Apple invited hundreds of software developers and journalists for the event.
We’ve detailed some of the highlights of iOS 16 that users are buzzing about.
First, the message ‘unsend’ and ‘edit’ feature. Users can now edit chats and unsend them. Both can be done for up to 15 minutes after sending the chat. Users can also mark messages as ‘unread’ so they can get back to the chat later.
Next, when purchasing with Apple Pay, users now have a choice to pay later and split the payment into four equal payments for over six weeks.
iO16 also introduces a new lock screen with a new widget reminiscent of the Apple Watch’s customization features. The new feature makes sure that notifications are less intruding on a user’s daily workflow. There’s also the Multiple Lock Screens option, where you can easily swap between work and personal lock screens.
Focus Mode is a feature connected to the Multiple Lock Screens option. This feature ensures that your work is not interrupted by personal contacts or activities and vice versa. Users can set a particular Lock Screen for work, personal life, workout, or other activities.
Other than iOS 16, Apple also introduced a new update to MacBook Air. The laptop is now slender and is 20% smaller than its predecessor, weighing only 2.7lbs.
The MacBook Air features the company’s newest processor, M2, which is said to provide increased performance and require less battery power.
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For the full list of iOS 16 features, check out Apple’s preview page. – WhatALife!