While the WWDC 2022 opening conference ended on Monday evening, discussions between Apple and the developers did not end there. Indeed, all week the Cupertino company will take advantage of the presence of developers and journalists in Apple Park to present the new features of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura and WatchOS 9.
After a first day centered around iOS 16 and WatchOS 9, Apple presented iPadOS 16 at length, Apple’s brand new software solution for its tablets. Going much more into the technical details than during the presentation conference on Monday.
Apple has notably provided information on the new features accessible with SwiftUI or Xcode 14. This information will be of great help in the coming months for developers of third-party applications who will be looking at the various new APIs offered by Apple over the course of of this WWDC.
APIs at the center of discussions
In bulk, we can thus mention Shared with You, App Intents and Live Activity which should provide access to features such as live content sharing, automatic creation of shortcuts or even sharing physical activity from Apple Watch to third-party apps.
As a reminder, users who wish to do so can already install the beta version of iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and WatchOS 9 on the sole condition of having a developer account with Apple. For the public beta, it will take a few weeks, it should be available during the month of July.
For the final version, we will have to wait until the fall and the release of the new iPhones at the beginning of September. This event is often the trigger for the release of the final versions of iOS, iPadOS and WatchOS updates. According to initial expectations, the next iPhone should be entitled to a new size notch, called “pill”.