Apple held a presentation at the WWDC 2023 conference, introducing many significant updates that will impress users. Here is an overview of the main innovations:
MacBook Air: Thin and fast
Apple kicked off the show with the introduction of the new 15-inch MacBook Air, available in four colors and ready to ship. The laptop has a number of impressive features:
- An Apple M2 processor that makes the laptop “twice as fast” as the best-selling 15″ Windows-based laptop.
- Two USB-C ports and a 1080p camera.
Bright screen with 500 nits brightness.
- The maximum amount of RAM is 24 GB, and the built-in storage is 2 TB.
- Impressive battery life up to 18 hours.
- Incredibly thin with a thickness of 11.5mm, making it the world’s thinnest 15-inch laptop.
- The price starts at $1299.
M2 Ultra chip and Mac Studio: Power in action
One of the most significant upgrades is the M2 Ultra chip, which provides support for up to 192GB of RAM. It is “the most powerful chip ever made for a computer”. Mac Studio is now available with M2 Max and M2 Ultra. The Ultra chip delivers impressive performance, outperforming an Intel-based Mac Pro by up to three times. Here are the key features of the M2 Ultra chip:
- Processor with 24 cores and up to 76 video cores.
- Includes 134 billion transistors.
iOS17: Smart features on your iPhone
iOS17 promises some impressive features to improve the user experience on iPhone:
- Personalized call screens.
- Live Voicemail translating call audio into text.
- Sending video to Facetime, similar to an autoresponder.
- Search filters in iMessage, text transcription of voice messages, and the ability to share your location in real time.
- NameDrop is a feature that allows you to share content, including phone numbers and media files, between two phones. This option also works with Apple Watch.
- Improved input correction based on artificial intelligence.
- The arrival of the new Journal app.
- Night charging mode in horizontal mode and support for widgets, Siri, calendar and other functions.
iPadOS 17: More features for iPad
iPadOS 17 brings a number of new features to enhance the iPad experience:
- Updated widgets and lock screen, allowing you to control applications directly from widgets and personalize the screen.
- Enable the Health app.
- Ability to run multiple timers at the same time.
- Expanded support for editing PDF files, with the ability to collaborate and synchronize changes in real time. Full support for PDF files is also available in the Notes app.
watchOS: Improvements for Apple Watch
WatchOS brings new features and improvements to Apple Watch users:
- Widgets, dynamic wallpapers and various arrangements of elements on watchfaces.
- The emergence of new dials.
- An app for cyclists that allows you to pair your watch with cycling accessories and share your performance data on your iPhone.
- The Apple Watch Ultra is capable of drawing 3D maps.
- A new hiking feature that shows the user’s location and provides the ability to call for help. New topographic maps with isometrics and elevations are also available.
- A feature for tennis and golf players that analyzes the strokes and movements of the hand and provides tips for improving your technique.
- The watch captures the emotional state of the user and records data for statistics.
macOS Sonoma: What’s new for Mac
macOS Sonoma brings new features and improvements to Mac users:
- Widgets that can be placed on the desktop without restrictions.
- A dedicated gaming mode that optimizes the system for high performance and boosts the Bluetooth signal to reduce lag when using PlayStation and Xbox controllers.
- Background separation feature while using the camera on Mac. Works with FaceTime, ZOOM and more.
- Quickly access web pages by adding them to the macOS Dock.
- Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is out on macOS.
Apple at WWDC 2023 unveiled exciting updates that expand the capabilities and improve the user experience on various Apple devices, cocnludes NIXSolutions. With the new MacBook Air, the powerful M2 Ultra chip, and the innovative features of iOS17, iPadOS 17, WatchOS and macOS Sonoma, users can expect new features and improved performance.