- Table of Contents
- App Library, a new automatic organizer for the homescreen,
- Machine learning guided groups to hide less frequently use apps into thier own clusters,
- Easy to search and explore through the searchbar.
- Variety of sizes for each widget which exposes or hides the amount of data being shown,
- Ability to anchor widgets onto the homescreen!!!
- Smartstack to stack widgets on the homescreen and ability to scroll between them. This also automatically shows the most relevant widget on a given time of a day.
Picture in Picture
- Finally the PIP arrives…
- Swipe to side keeps the video going but hides the video.
- New Siri design with notification look-a-like results,
- Works offline,
- Conversational UI on the landscape mode with directional voice input.
- Pinned conversations,
- New memojis, lol.
- Inline replies (mini threads),
- Mentions and ability to get notifications only when being mentioned,
- A new cycling mode,
- EV Routing, to utilize the battery usage and better mileage,
- Congestion zones and climate zones.
Digital Car Key
- Works with NFC,
- Ability disable from iCloud in case of losing the phone,
- Sharing the digital key with other people.
- A light version of the regular app which can be launched with a click and fulfills the user flow,
- AppClips are not occupying the home screen and stored under the app library.
- Applications like parking meters, coffee shops, scooter rentals etc.
- Works by scanning the dedicated AppClipCode
- Following are the requirements,
- Must be part of an app,
- Native SDK,
- Must be less than 10mbs.
- Same redesigned widgets for the home screen as well,
- Sidebar for better navigation and moving items in various apps like Photos, Notes, Files etc,
- A spotlight feature just as in macOS,
- Scribble allows you to use handwriting on any textfield,
- Shape recognition,
- Interaction with the handwriting.
- Auto switching between devices instead of pairing-unpairing manually
- Spatial audio, damn!
- Anchoring the sound on specific directions in the open space,
- Compatible with 5.1, 7.1 & dolby atmoss.
- Dance recognition for the workout app,
- Skeep tracking and wind down mode/app,
- Hand wash recognition and automatic timer to guide the user better.
- Ability to upgrade your existing account in any app to use
Sign in with Apple
- Tracking control,
- Permission popup for apps to request for tracking.
Data linked to youand
Data used to track youreports for all apps and visible in their designated App Store page.
- New automations and adaptive lighting for smart bulbs throughout the day,
- Face recognition for security cameras. e.g: Homepod tells you who is at the door when the bell is rang.
- A new series for apple tv+: Foundation (looks cool btw)
- Nothing really interesting, really…
macOS Big Sur
- New design for macOS Big Sur including icons, colors, shades, icons etc.
- Control center for macOS as well.
- Improved mac Catalyst features with more APIs
- %50 faster than chrome,
- Privacy report on the toolbar to show how the user is being tracked,
- Granular extension permissions
- Allow for one day,
- Allow for this website,
- Allow for all websites.
- Better tab management
- REALTIME PAGE TRANSLATION!!!
- Family of Mac SoCs
- A new type of binary can be created using the new Xcode called
- Can create binaries for both intel and apple chips.
Rosetta 2will automatically translates apps to work on the new Apple cilicon architectures,
- Virtualization (linux),
- Will be able to play iOS and ipadOS apps out of the box for the first time,
- Developer transition kit with new Apple Silicon (a developer Mac mini)