During a pre-recorded version of the WWDC keynote, Apple presented the iOS 15, watchOS 8, macOS 12, and more. Below is a quick overview of all announcements.
What’s new in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12:
- FaceTime: microphone settings, spatial audio, portrait mode, and browser support (also on Windows and Android).
- Share Play: Watch videos or listen to music with friends.
- iMessage: Photo collages and new sharing options.
- Live Text: Text recognition in images.
- Safari: Grouped tabs and browser extensions on any device (including iOS).
- Notes: More features for collaborating in shared notes.
- Privacy: mail privacy features, including tracking pixel block.
macOS 12 Monterey
- macOS 12 will be called Monterey.
- Universal Control: Control Mac and iPad with your mouse and keyboard as if it were one system.
- AirPlay to Mac: Use your Mac as an AirPlay receiver.
- Assignments: Automate workflows on your Mac just like you can on iPhone and iPad.
- Safari: complete redesign with new tabs bar that colors with websites.
In watchOS 8
watchOS 8 Breathing: New mindfulness functionalities and measuring breathing in your sleep. New watch face: Portrait photos. Weather: Notification before it starts to rain. Find My: Find AirTags from your Apple Watch. Home: Improved app to control devices in your home.
New features in iOS 15
- New notifications: summaries and extra attention for personal messages.
- Focus: separate settings for work and private life for, among other things, notifications and home screen.
- Wallet: Support for keys and access cards.
- Weather: completely new look and more information.
- Photos: Retrospects are expanded with more music and image options.
Health: gait stability is measured, view lab results, insight into trends, and share data with family.
Privacy: privacy report for apps, Siri processes your commands locally.
iPad OS 15
- Homescreen: widgets just like on the iPhone, many apps get new widgets.
- Multitasking: more possibilities to use multiple apps at the same time
- Quick Notes: Quickly take notes from any app.
- Translate: Was already available on iPhone, now also on iPad.