The Apple WWDC 2021 conference has just ended, which came as expected, with the unveiling iOS 15 And system iPadOS 15 Updating the Mac system, many advantages in privacy, disclosure of the Cloud Plus feature, updates in the field of health, and many advantages for developers. Find out in the following lines a summary of what came in the conference.
The Apple conference began with a funny video about the developers and asking them how they imagine the launch of the conference, and then he entered Tim Cook To the stage that was full of “animoji” crowds, Tim spoke about the history of the conference and how 25 million people watched it last year and said that this year there will be more than 200 training sessions for developers.
And announced the beginning with Craig Fedrigi Who said that the beginning will be with iOS 15 and that the focus will be on 4 points, namely:
Communicate with others
In this feature, Craig talked about FaceTime and its encryption and Animoji calls. He said that there are problems that some face in video communications, which is the quality of the Internet, which makes the call bad; So this year, the focus will be on improving FaceTime, starting with improving the direction and quality of the sound by adding the Spatial Audio feature, as well as using the sound isolation microphone and artificial intelligence to isolate the noise around you.
In conference calls, the image of the person speaking will be enlarged so that you can easily identify who is speaking, and the camera’s portrait feature has been added to improve the image, meaning a background blur will be made.
Surprisingly, Apple allowed others to attend the call; That is, there will be a link that you send to anyone you want to attend the conference calls, and this link works on any phone or system, even Android and Windows.
Features like listening together have been added so that you can share the same thing you are listening to the other person; The same applies to the feature of watching together so that the other party can watch any movie or any series with your friend during the call.
It is a useful feature if you want to explain something to him as we do in real life “Have you seen the new video about this? No? Come on I'll show you on my device Now this command will be on your phone to make the other one watch the same with you. And of course you can play the video you watch together on TV and continue the FaceTime conversation on your phone.
Finally, Apple added the feature to share the screen with others, which is considered the most famous in the sharing services.
In the Messages application, viewing photos has become much better, as you share the photo album with others and it appears in a grouped form, and you can “like” any photo, for example; Apple also added an option to share news; If a friend sends you news, for example, you will find it appearing later in News so that you do not need to search for it in messages; The same is true of audio, images, Safari, podcasts, and other services. If someone shares something with you in it, it will appear in their application.
Apple introduced a new feature in notifications called “Notification Summary” and the idea is that it brings you all your notifications together to give you an on-screen summary.
This summary in a nutshell is that the iPhone makes notifications silent and then at a time of your choosing, it displays them to you in aggregate; For example, you work from 9 to 5 pm, so you ask the iPhone to show you the summary of notifications at 5:05 pm after the end of your work to see what you missed without distraction.
Apple added a feature that when you activate Do Not Disturb mode; You can choose to show this to your friends in the Messages app to let them know that the time is not right for you and there will be an option to notify you about important things so that your friend can reach you even with the Do Not Disturb “You Choose This” mode.
A new feature called “Focus” that separates notifications; For example, you choose certain work-related applications, and they are the only ones that you receive notifications from; And the family and here the iPhone makes work notifications silent and you receive any other notification.
Apple added a new feature to the system where it automatically recognizes speech in images and enables you to copy and send them to others.
The feature also enables you to extract texts from any image you have and search for it, whether it is the name of a book or a restaurant, so it searches for you, evaluates it, the way to it and shows you its number.
Photos have been added in Spotlight so that you can search for photos directly from them. For example, you type photos from Mecca, and your photos on the Hajj trip appear to you; Apple has also improved the display of search data for people and places so that the content is more.
In the Photos app, there is a tab called “For You” that usually shows some memories, old photos, and grouped videos; What's new is that Apple is now enabling you to interact with videos; Unlike other services, what you will see are already grouped images, but this show is live, that is, you can return to a previous image without stopping the music in the background.
And you can use the Apple Music app to adjust the background music with one that suits you.
Apple has added tickets and passes for public transportation in a number of cities as well as the Disney Card and you can even add your hotel room key and business entry card; Apple aims for wherever you need NFC cards to enter, you can access it with your phone. Apple has also added a US driver's license to the wallet as well, so that the US citizen does not need to carry the actual license with him.
The design of the weather app has been updated and the interface has been completely changed to become more interactive with more explanation of weather conditions such as rainfall, wind direction and a heat map.
Apple announced the arrival of the all-new Maps app for Spain and Portugal, and it will be available in Italy and Australia by the end of the year.
Maps also got a new interactive design for display during navigation so that it shows you the way in a more interactive way.
You get to know the places around you and the distinctive signs as well as the details of the road itself and the signs you will meet.
Advantages for AirPods
Apple has added a feature to improve conversations with AirPods Pro, so that you do not need to take off the headset while talking with others, as you will receive their voice directly and clearly.
Added a feature to Siri with the headset so that Siri tells you important things; For example, when you are shopping, Siri will read the notifications of the shopping app, for example, in which you wrote your notes, so you do not need to take out the phone.
The Find My feature now supports Apple headphones similar to the AirTag via the Apple network as well.
Apple's system will now tell you that you forgot the headset as soon as you get away from it in order to avoid forgetting it.
Spatial Audio is now supported on tvOS and Mac devices as well.
Dolby Atmos has been supported in the Apple Music app since today.
A collage of the new features
Of course, the iPad comes with most of the advantages of iOS 15, but a number of special features are added to it, and this year, the system 15 adds to the iPad a number of advantages, such as:
The widget: Apple has added a number of new widgets, whether the game center or the Find My service or the widget for applications, and you can put the widget anywhere, and there is also a widget with a larger size that fits the size of the iPad screen.
Apple added the library of private applications in the iPad, like the iPhone, with the ability to hide any page you do not want.
Apple has improved the way to open two applications and split the screen on the iPad so that one touch of the control button at the top of the screen is to split the screen and show applications so that you open any other application.
Apple added a feature called shelves; For example, if you are writing an email in split screen and need to do something else; Just swipe down to place the email in a tab and go back to the apps you were working on.
Apple has added the @mention feature and the hashtag #feature to the Notes app. And the other person you're Mentioning is notified and shares that note. And of course, the hashtag makes it easier for you to collect notes on the same topic.
Apple added the Quick Notes feature with the Apple Pencil; Just swipe from the side of the screen and type anything; Apple called Quick Notes and of course Quick Notes go to the shelves that were mentioned in Feature No. 4 above.
Translation is now available on the iPad, similar to the iPhone and iOS 14; Finally, Apple solved a defect that was in it, which is that you have to copy the speech; Now just select any texts and then choose Translate.
Swift Playground also got a number of improvements to facilitate programming; Apple said that you can make an application from the iPad and it will be sent directly to the Apple team for review and publication, and you do not need a computer. (This is a genius feature, now everyone can develop applications using only the iPad)
A collage of benefits
Of course, Apple does not forget to talk about privacy and its importance, and that Apple provides many advantages to protect your data; So Apple revealed a number of privacy improvements.
Apple added a privacy protection feature in the Mail app; Apple explained that some emails contain codes that enable the developer to know your IP and when you opened the message; But updating the Mail app in iOS 15 will protect you from this.
Safari also got a similar feature, which is to hide your IP to protect you from tracking, and a report in Safari will show you the number of tracking attempts and the sites that wanted to track you.
Privacy Reports: It is a section in the settings that gives you knowledge of the applications that you have given permission to access your data and how you use this privacy so that you know that this application has reached your place today 5 times, for example, for photos twice, and so on.
Siri has been updated so that you can no longer do things without an Internet connection, and Apple said that commands and your voice will not leave the iPhone for a large number of tasks that can be done from your phone. That is, the voice analysis is now done on the phone, and if the required task does not require the Internet, it will be done without transmitting your voice to Apple servers.
Cloud Plus +
We often forget the cloud password; Apple added the feature of choosing people you trust to enable you to access your account via a message they receive.
Apple added a death option to allow someone in the event of your death to control your account and even delete its content.
Then Apple announced a feature called Cloud Plus, which is the same as cloud services with the addition of new features such as the Private relay feature that better protects your privacy on the Internet as it encrypts your Internet connection “more like a new VPN for Apple and not a traditional VPN.”
Hide my mail feature, which enables you to create random emails to be used in specific matters, and you can delete them later to disappear for the site where you registered with the fake email.
Additional home security has been added and the ability to add an infinite number of home surveillance cameras.
Cloud Plus features are added to users for paid versions of the cloud.
Apple has revealed many, many improvements in the field of health, such as the balance monitoring system, where the iPhone in your pocket monitors your movement and speed and informs you if it sees a change in movement that may lead to you tripping and falling.
Another feature added by Apple is Trends, in which Apple analyzes all the data on your health and medical analyzes and gives you an indication of your health status and the direction you are going, is it an improvement or not.
In addition to other advantages, Apple has added a family feature so that you can follow the status of your family members and their pulse “with their consent of course,” as well as monitor any sudden change in the health of any of them, such as a large rise in the pulse.
A summary of the new health benefits
The breathing app has been improved to help you relax more or reduce stress, and the app's animation has been modified. And add a feature called Reflect, and here the application suggests that you do something like think of something you want to do and focus on this idea, and the watch will monitor your condition and tell you when it notices an improvement in mood and positive feelings.
Another feature called Respiratory Rate, a feature that the Apple Watch monitors the number of breaths per minute to tell you the improvement in your condition.
A number of new exercises have been added to the Fitness+ app, and you can monitor their performance via the Apple Watch as usual.
You can choose any portrait image to make it the background of the watch and the image reacts by moving the crown.
You can also view photos directly from the watch and share them with others from the watch as well without having to go back to the iPhone.
Apple finally supports GiF images on the watch.
You can now write on the watch screen “each letter” and add emoji. Say goodbye to replying with pre-assigned messages.
Collage of clock system features
Many improvements in the Home application, starting with opening your home with the iPhone, as well as asking Siri to play anything on TV, adding the “Watch with Friends” feature of FaceTime, as well as, of course, the “Shared with me” feature.
Apple added a For All feature, the idea that the TV app suggests content that's right for you; If your wife opens her account, he will suggest something suitable for her; And your children will suggest appropriate for them. But by activating the Suggestions for Everyone feature, here it searches for content that matches everyone so that you can watch it with anyone in the family.
You can now use the HomePod Mini as a headphone for Apple TV.
Siri now supports third-party applications “developers” at home, so you can use Siri to control any device in your home.
Now you can watch from the door on your Apple Watch, not the camera app you're using.
A collage of the features of the house
The new Mac system was named Monterey, in which there was greater convergence between Apple systems, starting with the addition of the same “participant with me” feature that was revealed in the iPhone, as well as adding the shortcuts application, similar to the iPhone as well.
Apple added the Universal Control feature, which enables Mac devices to identify the iPad if it is next to it so that you can use the Mac's mouse and keyboard on the iPad as well, which is similar to the famous Logitech WorkFlow feature.
Apple has added the AirPlay feature on the Mac so that you can stream any content from the iPhone to the Mac screen, not just the home screen.
The Safari application now supports folders, as well as the Google Chrome browser; Folders The idea is that sometimes you open a large number of tabs and group each group together in a specific folder such as the football folder, the Apple News folder, the economy status folder, and so on, and in each folder you find the tabs together.
A collage of the features of the new Mac system نظام
Special features for developers
Apple has talked about upcoming developments to its development packages, the development of the Swift language and a new paid feature called Xcode Cloud that will allow developers to build apps in the cloud.
It will also allow developers to display applications in the App Store in different images that suit each audience and category.
End of the conference
Tim Cook announced that beta versions of the operating systems will be available today to developers and available next month for public trial.
Final versions will be released this fall.