Talking about some features of the new MacOS, you will now be able to unlock the Mac through your Apple Watch. It will now come with a universal clipboard that will work with every device. It will have the ability to sync desktops between different Mac machines. A new file syncing option has been given to save space. Apple Pay and Siri for Mac are some of the new features made part of MacOS. Now with the help of this voice-based virtual assistant, users will be able to do a lot more than searching files on their MacBook. Siri is also integrated with apps such as Apple Music and Apple Pay, which means that it will now be possible to command them through voice.
Today’s biggest announcement was about iOS 10. A new version of Apple’s mobile and tablet operating system has been released for developers. The first beta version will be introduced in July and will be available to the general public by the end of the year.
The company has described it as the biggest iOS release ever. Apple has added 10 new features to iOS – a redesigned lock screen that comes with more notifications, the ability to communicate faster with apps, and the expansion of 3D Touch. Voice-based virtual assistant Siri has been opened to third-party developers. In the coming time, users will be able to use this feature in apps and services other than Apple. Siri has been improved. It will now also be available with a native keyboard.
Several major improvements have been made to the iOS 10 Photos app. It will now be equipped with facial, object and scene recognition features. All these actions will now take place on mobile devices only.
There has also been a big change in the look of Apple Maps. Apart from the suggestions of places, it will be able to search during the route, with better user interface and traffic information. The new Maps feature will also be introduced in CarPlay. Apart from this, the company announced that the platform is also being opened to developers. Now users will be able to search for restaurants and book Uber cabs within the Maps app.
A huge upgrade has been released for the Apple Music app. In the new design, tabs like Library, For You, Browse, Radio and Search will now be at the bottom. It also has a new Lyrics pan. The interface of Apple News has also been redesigned. The new feature includes new lock screens for subscription and breaking news notifications.
The new feature of iOs 10 includes a new home app with improved HomeKit. With the help of this app, users can control all HomeKit devices by staying in one place. New features include voicemail transcription, phone spam, and others. Eventually Apple has also improved its messaging app. Link preview, improved camera integration, larger emoji, emoji suggestions, new bubble effects, Apple Music integration and finally the addition of the iMassage app are new features of this app.
Now talk of watchOS. Apple is claiming several improvements to WatchOS 3, such as the ability to pre-cache and quickly open apps. Also the ability to update app information in the background. The side button will now open the dock. Control center is included which is possible to access by swiping up. Improved message replying and scribbling that translates handwriting into text. Many new watch faces have been introduced. Users can change them by swiping.
Reminders and Find My Friends have been brought to the Apple Watch via WatchOS 3. It also has a new SOS feature. If the user is pressed and held by the side button, then it can call the designated emergency number. It works via Wi-Fi or data-connected smartphones. Finally talked about tvOS. The new version introduced with the third generation Apple TV comes with several changes. The platform now has 6000 apps and 1,300 video channels.
There is a new Apple TV remote app integrated with touch, Siri and motion control. The company is also introducing sign-on feature which will make it easier for the user to sign on to the cable TV network.