Here are the Key Takeaways from the WWDC 2021 Apple Event

Impressive new upgrades to Apple’s OS

Here are the Key Takeaways from the WWDC 2021 Apple Event
New OS upgrades from the Apple event. Image: Apple

The WWDC 2021 Apple event is now here, and Apple has already unveiled several new updates, the iPad 15, and a lot more. Of course, the iOS 15 is the major revel of the Apple event. Last year, we saw many changes with the iOS 14.

Fans were wondering whether the new operating system will again make a similar impact. Though, speculators believed that the iOS will only feature incremental updates. That might be true to some extent, but the new operating system still packs plenty of new features.


IOS Features

The Apple event revealed that the iOS will bring many new features and upgrades to FaceTime, Messages, Focused notifications, Photos, and Digital Keys.

For instance, Facetime will now feature spatial audio, hence giving users a more immersive experience. At the same time, the voice isolation in Facetime will help block the ambient noises. Furthermore, the Grid View Video feature is particularly helpful for Facetime calls with multiple people.


Similarly, the Apple event revealed that the iPhone camera can now scan text from pictures and copy the text on the clipboard. You can then paste it anywhere you want. Furthermore, translation capabilities into 7 languages are also provided.

You can also now flag podcasts, articles, and playlists in the Messages section. This allows you to quickly jump between the conversations.


iPadOS 15

The Apple event was also packed with a bunch of exciting upgrades for iPad users. In specific, the iPadOS 15 boasts some unique design changes that significantly enhance the user experience by improving the interface.

For instance, the widgets will not be side-lined onto the sidebar. Instead, you can now place the widgets anywhere you want on the screen. At the same time, the Apple event also brought several iOS 14 features to the iPadOS 15. His includes the ability to create app folders for better accessibility.

In specific, the slit view feature is going to be a big hit. After all, it is extremely convenient and has been on Android for a long time. However, the Apple Event finally improved the split-screen capabilities with the new iPadOS 15.

Currently, devices that support iPadOS 15 include iPad Pros, iPad 5th generation to 8th generation, iPad mini 5, iPad mini 4, and iPad Air 2nd generation to 4th generation.


WatchOS 8

Interestingly, the Apple event was not only restricted to the iPhone OS and iPad OS. The event also unveiled the well-awaited WatchOS 9 with advanced features. Now, you can get portrait mode watch faces.

At the same time, it is now much easier to send pictures via texts on the Apple Watch. Previously, this was no less than a hassle for most people. However, Apple even took that hassle away.

Another interesting takeaway from the Apple event is the new GIF integration that the WatchOS 8 offers. People can now send GIFs via messages. With that, the new OS further enhances the fitness capabilities of the Apple Watch.

Fitness freaks can now get benefit from respiratory tracking as well. Furthermore, new workouts such as Tai Chi and Pilates are added. With that, the Breathe app now replaced the Mindfulness App that significantly enhances the experience.

But this is not all. A number of other features that the Apple event announced for the Apple Watch include keys, always-on display, assistive touch, enhanced lab results, walking steadiness, Trends, and much more.


MacOS Monterey

Just like the iOS 14, the MacOS underwent some major changes and transformations in 2020. So, it was expected that a lot might not change with the OS for Mac. However, the Apple Event did announce some updates for Mac.

Firstly, the new MacOS will some latest features of the iOS such as SharePlay, Focus, and Quick Notes. But on top of that, it will also have Shortcuts, Safari Extensions, Safari Tab Groups, and Universal Control.


Other Updates

Other than these, the Apple Event also covered Airpods, Siri, iCloud+, Maps, and some all-new privacy features. Without a doubt, these are going to extend the previous capabilities of the devices.

In other words, users can now do much more with their Apple devices. In that sense, the WWDC 2021 Apple Event was indeed a big success.


The WWDC 2021 Apple event recap



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