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WWDC 2022 LIVE Updates: iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura, M2 chip, MacBook Air, Pro announced

Apple's annual developers' conference, WWDC 2022, will begin at 10:30PM IST. At its event, it is expected to launch iOS 16, MacBook Air and realityOS among other things.

  • Updated: June 7, 2022 12:22 AM IST
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Apple WWDC 2022 LIVE: And it begins! Apple has begun what is easily one of the company’s most-awaited events of the year, that is, the Worldwide Developers’ Conference or WWDC 2022. Also Read - Apple iPhone and AirPods to adopt USB-C by fall 2024: All you need to know

At it’s event tonight, Apple has announced iOS 16, watchOS 9, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. It also announced its much-talked about M2 chipset that is the successor to M1 series chipset. It is also the company most powerful chipset yet. Additionally, Apple announced M2-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro at the event. Also Read - Apple’s AR/VR headset to arrive in Q2 2023: Ming Chi Kuo

Apple also announced a new game called Village Resident Evil at the event. This new game will be available to all mac gamers later this year. Also Read - Apple unveils iOS 16: List of compatible devices; how to install it now

LIVE UPDATES

00:21 AM IST 7 Jun

That's a wrap!

That’s a wrap folks! Here’s everything Apple announced today — iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, M2 chipset, M2-powered MacBook Air, and M2-powered MacBook Pro.

00:19 AM IST 7 Jun

Availability

Apple CEO Tim Cook says all the OSes announced today — iOS 16, macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16 and watchOS 9 — will be available to all users in the fall this year.

00:15 AM IST 7 Jun

Memory Swap coming to iPadOS

Apple has announced a feature called Memory Swap for M1-powered iPads. This feature rearranges memory to dedicate on-device memory to apps that require them the most. 

00:11 AM IST 7 Jun

Activity is coming iPadOS 16

Apple has announced a feature called Activity that will help users play games, track performance of their friends and track their own performance. Activity will be available within Game Centre and it will also be available on iOS and macOS later this year.

00:08 AM IST 7 Jun

Apple announces FreeForm for iPadOS 16

Apple has announced a platform called FreeForm that will enable multiple users to collaborate over sharing files, creating diagrams and adding text among others. It will be available on iPadOS 16, iOS 16, and macOS Ventura later this year.

00:03 AM IST 7 Jun

About watchOS 9

watchOS 9 brings a new Medications app, Sleep Stages and an A-Fib History feature to Apple Watches. Here’s everything coming to watchOS 9.

00:01 AM IST 7 Jun

iPadOS 16 announced

Apple has announced iPadOS 16.

23:58 PM IST 6 Jun

New game announced

Apple has announced a new game called Village Resident Evil. This game will be available to mac gamers later this year.

23:54 PM IST 6 Jun

macOS Ventura gets Passkeys

Apple has announced PassKeys as alternatives to traditional passwords. They essential use your biometric data, which includes FaceID and TouchID as passwords. Apple says that PassKeys can’t be phished or leaked and they are secured by iCloud Keychain. This feature will be available in Macs, MacBooks, iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs.

23:48 PM IST 6 Jun

Spotlight takes well...spotlight!

Spotlight can now search images on your PC and on the web and it can be accessed simply by pressing the spacebar. What’s more? Spotlight can also be accessed on iPhones. Users can swipe up the screen on their iPhones to access it.

23:43 PM IST 6 Jun

macOS Ventura announced

Apple has announced new macOS. It’s called Ventura.

23:42 PM IST 6 Jun

MacBook Prices

Apple says that the M2 powered MacBook Air will be priced at $1,199 and the M2 powered MacBook Pro will be priced at $1,299. They will be available next month.

23:41 PM IST 6 Jun

Ne MacBook Pro announced

Apple has also announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the company’s M2 chipset.

23:35 PM IST 6 Jun

All new MacBook Air is here

All new MacBook Air is completely redesigned around M2. 20 percent faster than M1 Air and 5x faster than last Intel Air at photoshop filters. 13.6-inch display. 500 nits of brightness, 1 billion colors. Headphone jacks support high-impedance headphones. New camera is 1080p with 2x low light performance of outgoing Air.

23:30 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple M2 silicone for the Mac family

Now we’re talking Mac and the Apple silicon transition. That means a new generation of Apple silicon for the Mac in the form of the M2 chipset.

23:26 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple WatchOS 9 Medications App

Apple WatchOS 9 will allow users to track medications using a dedicated app. You will be able to log medications and even set reminders to take your medicine. You just have to tap the name of the medicine to select your medication. It will also warn against drug-drug interactions. 

23:21 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple Fitness App 

The Fitness App will be available to more iPhone users. The app will allow some new features on the iPhone as well. You will not need an Apple Watch to access these features. 

23:18 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple WatchOS 9

Apple WatchOS 9 has introduced many more watch faces with support for different religious calendars, new child-friendly watch faces, and more. WatchOS 9 will have active apps on tip of the screen. WatchOS 9 allows users to discover podcasts in better ways. 

WatchOS 9 will bring easier metrics for sports activities for instance running. The Watch will be able to use metrics based on body movement, and machine learning to measure this form of metrics. 

23:14 PM IST 6 Jun

Next Gen Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay gets a more immersive experience. The Apple CarPlay interface will be able adapt to your car screen to fit widgets and more data than before that will be used via your iPhone.

23:11 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple Home App

Apple has introduced a new hub to manage the connected ecosystem of smart home products. One such framework is called Matter. It allows users to connect to smart home accessories. Apple introduces new Home App to control all the data from all your connected devices including cameras, lights security and more. It also give a multi camera view. The tiles allow a notification shade like experience. The app will be available for iOS, iPadOS and MacOS. 

23:04 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple iCloud Shared Photo Library

iCloud will allow users to share an iCloud album with others using shared libraries. You can also select automatic sharing which will use face recognition to share images in the shared library automatically. 

22:58 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple Maps

Apple Maps is getting new features with more 3D details to make traveling more fun. You will be able to set 16 stops on the Apple. You can also use Siri to add stops. The new Lookaround feature will allow users to view higher resolution images on Apple Maps to provide a more immersive experience. 

22:37 PM IST 6 Jun

iOS 16 announced

Apple has announced iOS 16 and it is bringing changes to iOS’ lock screen.

22:33 PM IST 6 Jun

WWDC 2022 begins!

Apple has begun live streaming WWDC 2022. CEO Tim Cook has taken the stage. He’s talking straight from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.

22:22 PM IST 6 Jun

What else?

Apple from new software and a possible list of new hardware, reports have also tipped towards the company introducing a new HomePod. Apple had introduced its first smart speaker, Apple HomePod at WWDC back in 2018. Then two years later in 2020, the company launched the HomePod Mini. So, it is possible that the company will keep up with the trend and introduce a new HomePod model this year. 

22:10 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple Store is down!

Apple Store

Apple Store is down right now. Apple is possibly making changes to the website in accordance with all the updates that it has planned for the WWDC 2022. It also means that the company does plan to launch new hardware tonight. But we’ll have to wait until the event is over to know more. Stay tuned!

22:02 PM IST 6 Jun

A new Apple TV on the menu?

Last year at WWDC 2021, Apple barely announced any updates to its tvOS. Reports this year are tipping the company to follow a similar trend this year as well. So, far reports have hinted towards the company getting more smart-home tie-ins. Apart from that, Apple is also expected to launch an affordable version of Apple TV, dubbed as Apple TV Mini, at the event. This new Apple TV is expected to sit below the Apple TV HD and is likely to help the company compete with other affordable streaming sticks in the market right now.

21:47 PM IST 6 Jun

New Silicon chipset on the cards?

Apple, apart from introducing its next-generation of operating systems, is also tipped to introduce its next-gen Apple Silicon chipset — M2. If launched, M2 will be the successor to the company’s M1 series, which includes M1, M1 Pro and M1 Ultra chips and it could be the first in the series, just like its predecessor. As far as availability is concerned, the M2 chipset is expected to power a bunch of other devices that Apple is tipped to launch at the event — two Macs and a new MacBook Air. Will Apple launch what could very well be its most powerful chipset yet? Stay tuned to find out!

21:31 PM IST 6 Jun

The Apple event will begin in less than an hour!

Click on the livestream link embedded below to watch the event live:

21:18 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple WWDC 2022 will begin at 10.30 pm

Get ready to meet Tim Cook at the event

20:52 PM IST 6 Jun

Here's all you can expect from watchOS 9

At WWDC 2022, Apple is expected to announced major changes to watchOS. The company is expected to update watch faces in watchOS 9 to take better advantage of Apple Watch’s bigger display. In addition to that, the company is also expected to bring a low-powered mode that will extend the battery life beyond the basic timekeeping. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says that the new watchOS will also bring “significant improvements that affect day-to-day operating and navigation” of the Apple Watch. Additionally, the OS is tipped to bring new workout modes, detailed health management statistics and better sleep tracking capabilities among others.

20:30 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple will also launch iPadOS 16 today

Just like iOS 16, iPadOS 16 is expected to bring a revamped lock-screen and notification centre along with added functionalities to Focus Mode. Apart from this, iPadOS 16 is expected to bring major changes to windowing and multitasking functionality, which in turn will take the device a step closer to laptops.

19:57 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple will announce the much awaited iOS 16 tonight!

iOS 16

Apple iOS 16 is expected to debut with iPhone 14 series that is expected to launch sometime in September this year. As per reports, iOS 16 is expected to bring an Always-On functionality to iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Max smartphones. While the operating system will not bring a major redesign to iOS ecosystem, it is expected to bring new health features, wallpapers and social networking platform-like features to iMessages. The upcoming OS update is also expected to bring new audio messaging features to iPhones.

18:55 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple to launch RealityOS for AR/VR headset

Apple has been reportedly planning to bring in the new RealityOS for its upcoming augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) headset. Apple’s RealityOS has appeared in a trademark filing, “which hasn’t been officially filed by Apple but it’s common practice for large companies to apply for trademarks under the one-off company”. The RealityOS powered VR headsets will be in a state to offer a combination of VR and AR experiences, which will help the user to immerse in virtual content along with layering virtual elements over the real-world environments. The trademark application is the latest evidence that Apple is on the edge of announcing its long-rumoured headset, the report mentioned. It is worth noting that this is not the first time we are seeing a a reference on a document. A developer named Steve Troughton-Smith also found a reference of the realityOS in a source code. Originally, the existence of realityOS was reported by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in 2017.

18:01 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple to launch AR/VR headset

The headset would come with multiple highly sensitive 3D sensing modules in order to offer innovative hand tracking. The structured light sensors can detect objects in the hands, comparable to how Face ID is able to figure out facial expressions to generate Animoji. The headset will focus on gaming, media consumption, and communication. It will have two processors, one with the same level of computing power as M1 along with a lower-end chip to handle input from different sensors. The headset is expected to feature advanced micro OLED displays. Micro-OLED displays are built directly on to chip wafers rather than a glass substrate, which results in displays that are thinner, smaller, and more power efficient, Micro-OLED displays are built directly on to chip wafers rather than a glass substrate, which results in displays that are thinner, smaller, and more power efficient. The headset may come with at least six-eight optical modules to simultaneously provide continuous video see-through AR services. The device is also said to have two 4K OLED microdisplay from Sony. The upcoming Apple headset will be similar to the Oculus Quest, and some prototypes being tested include external cameras to enable some AR features.

17:17 PM IST 6 Jun

MacOS 13 to be Introduced at WWDC 2022

Apple will be focusing heavily on the changes in the operating systems which includes the iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS, and even the new MacOS. Apple has been extremely discreet with the upcoming operating system. MacOS 13 may adopt the name Mammoth. The developer beta is expected to come soon after the WWDC 2022 Keynote. 

16:15 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple Macbook Air M2 Launch

Apple is expected to launch the new Macbook Air at the WWDC 2022 event. The M1 version of the Macbook Air was launched in 2020 and it seems Apple is ready to bring in the next generation powered by an all-new M2 chipset. Mark Gurman, a Bloomberg journalist claims that the new Apple MacBook Air will be a definite upgrade in terms of pure performance. However, the new M2 chip won’t be competing with the Pro, Max, and Ultra line-up of chipsets. 

In terms of design, this year’s MacBook Air is expected to fall in line with the MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch with a new notch in the display. However, it might still get the same screen size of 13-inch.  

15:00 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple’s big AR/VR dreams

Apple, for long, has been said to be working on an AR/VR headset. Now, at its annual event, the company is finally expected to unveil, or at least, give a glimpse of its mixed reality headset. This AR/VR headset is expected to be powered by the company’s reality OS, which according to the patent application will power “wearable computer hardware.” As far as the AR/VR headset is concerned, while some reports suggest that Apple will announce the device today, others suggest that the company could delay the launch of the device till 2023. For all we know, Apple could confirm the device by giving us a glimpse of it at the event tonight and then launch it later when it is ready for a wider roll out. In any case, if Apple does announce realityOS and subsequently confirm the presence of the AR/VR headset, it could provide a major push to the VR headset market. It could also prove to be a stepping stone for the company to revolutionise gaming and even metaverse.

14:05 PM IST 6 Jun

Apple CEO Tim Cook gives us a sneak peak of WWDC 2022

WWDC 2022 will begin at 10:30PM IST. Ahead of the event, Apple CEO Tim Cook has given us a sneak peak of the event. Cook, in a post on Twitter, some of the student developers who have been invited to Apple’s Campus this year. Here’s what Cook wrote in the post:

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  • Published Date: June 6, 2022 2:05 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 7, 2022 12:22 AM IST



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