A few days ago, Apple held their WWDC 2016 event. The event heralded new updates to many parts of OS X, iPhone, Watch, and TV. New previously locked down services have now been opened up, and there are now lots of new redesigns, adding to, and slightly changing the Apple experience we know.
WWDC 2016 Highlights
Below are 6 key announcements from WWDC 2016 you should be interested in:
- Siri is now open to App Developers: Apple has finally opened up her digital assistant for 3rd party apps to take advantage of. Soon, the likes of WeChat, Facebook and more will be able to work through voice command.
- OS X is now MAC OS with more stuff: This first iteration will be called Sierra, and will focus on continuity across devices. Universal Clipboard will allows users to copy and paste across multiple Apple devices. Siri will also feature for desktop users. The public beta comes in July with the final release coming before the end of 2016.
- A Faster Apple Watch with newer features: watchOS 3 will load apps seven times faster. Navigation will be easier too. There’s a new side button to be used to access a “dock,”- allowing wearers to scroll through their apps.
- iOS will get awesome too: 3D Touch will get a new way of usage called “Widgets”. For accessing more information on apps, through the app drawer or lockscreen. Music and Maps will also be getting redesigns among other things.
- Maps will now have Navigation: On the new Maps, users can book rides on the app, pay for them with Apple Pay, or make restaurant reservations. It will also have navigation, showing directions that include traffic, with added support for CarPlay.
- iMessage Revamped: The messaging service is getting bigger emoji, as well as suggestions for turning certain keywords into emoji. People will be able to share music directly from Apple Music. Developers will get access to make apps like stickers.
Now you have a clear idea of what Apple is up to. Let’s look forward to the next set of hardware they will release later this year.