Came the day. Apple is immersed in its keynote, which you can follow live from Xataka. In it they presented the first version of iOS 16 and Watch OS 9 software geared primarily toward developers. Despite being a first version, it is the first approach to the new operating system that will give life to the iPhone this 2022. We tell you all the news and features of iOS 16.
It turns out that the iPhone could be customizable
The lock screen is the first big change in iOS 16. After years without relevant changes, Apple has given it the biggest change in history, according to what they indicate. For the first time, we can customize the lockscreen in iOSin a way that reminds us of the themes of some customization layers in Android.
We can change the font, color, and even add widgets on lock screen. According to Apple, the design is based on the complications of the Apple Watch, due to the modular customization and editing style. Widgets, like the weather widget, can preserve animations within the lockscreen, and it will open up to third parties so we can add widgets beyond the official ones. The modifications we create can be saved, to create our own gallery of “themes” for the lock screen.
Notifications on iOS have been chaotic for a long time. With iOS 16 Apple wants to put more order, with an API that has been called Live Activities. This allows make notifications “come alive”, basically, that they are animated. They give the example of waiting for an Uber trip: we can see how long the driver has left from the app’s own notification, among other uses.
A more refined focus mode
concentration mode now applies to the apps and websites themselvesbeing more customizable.
Changes in iMessage
iMessage also receives a healthy dose of new features. First of all, now we can edit the messages we have already sent, with the corresponding notice in the conversation that the message has been modified. We can also cancel shipments of messages in the chat. We also have the possibility of using SharePlay in iMessage, to view content simultaneously with our contacts.
Dictation is more relevant than ever
Apple also tells us about major improvements in dictation within the apps, as always, with privacy as the focus. He is able to add points automatically if it detects that the text is long, as well as recognize words from emojis, to insert them into the text.
Live text is smarter than ever
Live Text is the closest thing to Google Lens in the Apple ecosystem. From now on, it also works on videoso we can play any video, press the Live Text icon, and select parts of the text in it.
inside the chamber, Live Text will take center stage with a custom interface, ceasing to be a secondary function within the camera. Related to this, iOS 16 introduces functions related to artificial intelligence, such as copying an image, isolating its background and pasting it in another app with the background removed. Everything immediately.
Changes in Apple Maps
Apple Maps is also renewed. From now on, we will have routes with multiple stopswith a maximum of 15. In the same way, the integration with Wallet is improved, so that we can synchronize it with the app.
A more secure system
iOS 16 launches a function under the name of Safety Check. This is a new settings menu that allows stop sharing our locationreset privacy permissions and protect access to our messages.
This selection of functions to restrict is aimed at both apps and people, in order to create a safer space within our iPhone.
New generation of Apple CarPlay
CarPlay now communicates better than ever with the vehicle, adapting to any type of screen. It now wants to serve as a giant interface, so that we can have a digital instrument panel, customizable and integrated with the vehicle.
We can see the fuel level, odometer (car kilometers), temperature, gear engaged, etc. Basically all the dashboard information, with Apple’s configurable interface. will come next yearas a new generation completely renewed.
Apple Pay Later
Apple Pay Later is one of the great novelties of iOS 16. It is a service to pay in installments, without commissions, and through the Apple Wallet. This financing system emphasizes that it does not have interest, although, for the moment, it is a function that we will only see in the United States.
iOS 16 Compatible Devices
Apple loads the iPhone 7 in the list of compatible iPhones, as well as the first generation iPhone SE. All models after this will receive the update. We are in the first phase of beta for developers, so it is not yet available to other users. If you want to risk it on your own, you can always download the profile manually.
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