Apple kicked off WWDC 2022 this week with a keynote, where it announced a wide range of new hardware and software. On the hardware side of things, Apple unveiled a redesigned MacBook Air and a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, both powered by its all-new M2 chip. As for software, Apple previewed iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9, which are each packed with a long list of new features. While not mentioned during the keynote, there is also a tvOS 16 update for the Apple TV with a handful of new features. All of the updates are currently in beta and will be publicly released in the fall.
What a week it’s been! In addition to jam-packed parts devoted to Apple’s multiple operating systems, we also got some new hardware with the introduction of the M2 processor and a number of new Macs running it, so we’re still recovering and trying to absorb all of this week’s WWDC news. We’ll have many months to investigate Apple’s software changes before they’re released to the general public, and the new M2-based hardware won’t be ready until next month, so there’ll be plenty more to come. And, of course, new speculations regarding impending items are already circulating, so stay tuned! In 13 minutes, learn everything Apple announced at the WWDC 2022 Keynote.
Apple also announced an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, with the only notable change being the addition of the M2 chip. Apple Announces iOS 16 With Customizable Lock Screen and Many Other New Features Apple has unveiled iOS 16 with a long list of new features for the iPhone, including a redesigned Lock screen that can now be customized with widgets, custom fonts and color options, and more. We’ve put together a video showcasing the biggest iOS 16 features, including the ability to temporarily unsend or edit iMessages. Check out our iOS 16 roundup for everything that you need to know about the update.
We’ve put together a video recapping the WWDC keynote in just 13 minutes. Apple Announces Redesigned MacBook Air With M2 Chip, Notch, MagSafe, New Colors, and More. The next-generation MacBook Air with the new M2 chip features a redesigned enclosure with flatter edges, a brighter 13.6-inch display with a notch, new color options like Starlight and Midnight, MagSafe charging, a 1080p camera, and more. With the M2, the MacBook Air is available with an 8-core GPU and up to a 10-core GPU. The notebook can be configured with up to 2TB of SSD storage, along with up to 24GB of memory. Pricing starts at $1,199, with orders to begin next month.
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Apple Announces iPadOS 16 With Stage Manager and More. iPadOS 16 includes many of the same new features introduced in iOS 16, in addition to new collaboration and multitasking features, a Weather app, and more, and we went hands-on with some of our favorite new features. On iPad Pro and iPad Air models with an M1 chip, a new Stage Manager feature automatically organizes apps and windows to make it quicker and easier to switch between tasks. As part of Stage Manager, M1 iPads have gained full support for external displays with up to 6K resolution.