The opening Keynote of WWDC 2016 has now concluded and all our curiosities have been satisfied. We now have concrete answers to all our conjectures about what Apple was going to announce in its keynote. A lot stayed in tune with the rumors as no new hardware was announced but if new software updates make you giddy and light up your day then, the keynote announcements are right down your alley.
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Apple launched iOS 10 for its iPhone and iPads, gave MacBook users an update with macOS Seirra 10.12, and released watch OS 3 for Apple Watch in addition to tvOS 10 for Apple TV. Not bad if you ask me but some people were still crestfallen as all their waiting for a new MacBook Pro turned out to be futile. Let’s quickly roundup everything that was announced.
The wait for iOS 10 has been long and filled with a lot of expectations from users. Apple has answered some of our prayers because in terms of added features for the new update we finally have the option of deleting preinstalled stock apps. Other than this we have a lot more to make us jump in excitement as the update comes with a visual redesign of a lot of elements as well as many other new features, other than letting us delete an unwanted app.
Registered developers can get their hands on this today but public beta programs will have to wait till next month. Other than the archaic iPhone 4s and some iPad models, iOS 10 is compatible with all other Apple devices.
macOS Sierra 10.12:
It’s okay if all our expectation regarding big changes haven’t been met because change isn’t always a good thing especially if you are fond of something like OS X or macOS because macOS Seirra 10.12 is pretty much in line with iOS.
Just like iOS 10 it is available for registered developers today and next month for public beta testers. However we can appease ourselves with knowing that Mac will support Apple Pay for website as well as when Sierra 10.12 starts to ship.
Looks aren’t what always matter, it’s what on the inside that really counts and Apple Watch is a testament to that. The watchOS has been given a makeover and every part of the watch has been given a purpose, even the side button. With the new update the waiting time for an app to open after a tap has been reduced significantly, so speed has been a center of focus.
The side button will now support new features which are a part of the beta release. This release is available today for registered developers. The update sort of reaffirms the fact that we live in a time when technology is drastically changing our lives, as one of the new health features lets us know how we are doing by our breathing pattern. Other than this we get a new way of inputting text thanks to the Scribble keyboard, which can be tested out by anyone who downloads the beta.
Apple TV is one of the few things which don’t really make you excited but that doesn’t mean that it was ignored by Apple at the keynote. It got a new beta as well as some new apps. There is a brand new Remoteapp which comes with Siri Support and for all those who enjoy bossing people around there is HomeKit.
Now you can actually have somebody follow your orders even if it’s just a TV, I am guessing there will be some satisfaction. It might also give you a feel of being a wizard right out of Harry Potter as you can switch the lights on and off without moving, woaahh. Other than these two tantalizing addition we also have apps such as Fox Sport and Sling TV which make this a worthwhile buy in addition to Molotov TV.
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Not to forget it also includes some games such as Minecraft Story Mode and Sketch party, so a little something for everyone. And to top all of this there was an announcement for the Swift Playground app which is available today in the form of a developers preview with the expected availability of the final version this fall.