Apple WWDC 2023: The Cupertino-based tech giant announced the new iPad OS 17, macOS Sonoma and the much-awaited Watch OS 10 at the mega conference today. New OSes come with huge improvements for users. Here’s a compilation of the changes showcased across the three OSes.
iPadOS 17: Interactive widgets
iPadOS 17 now comes with interactive widgets. Following the example of the iPhone, Apple also announced a personalized lock screen. Additionally, the company announced Journal, a journaling app on iPad. Also, the lock screen now supports live actions. On Facetime, the user can drop a video/audio message whenever a call request goes unanswered.
Additionally, the Health app also revealed improvements to PDF editing and annotations. Finally, Apple also announced Live Stickers in Messages.
iPadOS 17 Release Date: The update is already available as a developer beta and will be released “this fall.”
macOS Sonoma: New game mode
With MacOS 14, users can add widgets to their desktops and use screensavers as wallpaper. Key highlights include a new “Game Mode” that prioritizes gaming performance over other things. Additionally, users can now add web apps to the Dock. The update has already been released to beta developers. Additionally, general availability of the new OS on Mac models will begin in the coming months.
watchOS 10: ‘Milestone’
watchOS 10 was previewed at the event with redesigned apps and a new user interface. As rumors have leaked, widgets have been re-launched in SmartStack in the new OS. Mental health was also a focus this time. Also, the company is adding new cycling features. And, like all major OS updates, watchOS 10 comes with two new watch faces — “Palette and Snoopy.”
watchOS 10 Release Date: The update is already available as a developer beta and will be released “this fall.”