In the early hours of June 7, the WWDC22 Worldwide Developers Conference arrived as promised. The conference was still held through online live streaming, but it was no less exciting than in previous years. In terms of hardware, Apple released the new generation of Apple silicon architecture processor M2 chip, and launched the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models equipped with the latest chip; in terms of software, iOS 16 has greater action in lock screen and focus mode, iPadOS 16 goes further towards desktop experience, supporting desktop-level App, virtual memory exchange, etc. iPadOS 16 goes further towards desktop experience with support for desktop-level apps, virtual memory exchange, etc. macOS 13 adds front-end scheduling, continuous camera interoperability, etc., and watchOS 9 also gets a small boost in interface and features.
So, in addition to all the new content Apple mentioned at the event, what other interesting details were not mentioned at the event? In accordance with the tradition, the minority has come to sort out these "omissions" found by various netizens or media. If you find other updates not mentioned in this article, feel free to share them with us in the comments section.
Face ID Unlock for Horizontal Screen
I’ve always wondered why Face ID on iPhone can’t be unlocked in landscape, especially when lying in bed and having to hold the phone upright in order to unlock it, which is an awkward position, especially since the iPad Pro with Face ID already supports landscape unlocking in its first generation.
In the first developer beta version of iOS 16, Apple finally "delegated" the Face ID landscape unlock feature to the iPhone, but the first beta version of Face ID landscape unlock only supports the iPhone 13 series, so if Apple does not finally open this feature to other Face ID-enabled devices, that would be really It would be really unkind.
In addition, this feature is not perfect on the iPhone: when unlocking Face ID in landscape, the pop-up window indicating Face ID recognition is still displayed in vertical orientation, unlike the Face ID indicator window on the iPad, which is displayed correctly based on the orientation of the device facing the user.
For example, when unlocking Craft in landscape, the app interface is displayed horizontally, but the Face ID indicator window is still displayed vertically.
Support for JoyCon and Switch Pro Joystick
Following iOS 14.5’s support for the PS5 DualSense joystick and Xbox Series X’s joystick, Apple is supporting the last of the royal three – Nintendo’s gamepad – in the first developer beta of iOS 16. According to AltStore developer Riley Testut, it’s already possible to connect Joy-Con and Switch Pro handles and play games with them in iOS 16 DP 1. Nat Brown, an Apple engineer, also confirmed the authenticity of the update and gave a quick way to switch between using Joy-Con pairs or Nat Brown, an Apple engineer, also confirmed the authenticity of the update and gave a quick way to switch between Joy-Con in pairs or individually: by long pressing the Screenshot and Home buttons for a few seconds.
Encryption Support for Hidden Albums and Recently Deleted Albums
I’m sure few people will use the Hidden Albums feature on Apple devices because anyone can view the contents of a hidden album without privacy or security as long as the device is unlocked. To put it simply, it’s like hiding a gold bar under a big tree, but everyone knows where the tree is and can dig through the dirt to see the bar.
Finally, Apple, which has always prided itself on security, has figured out how to add a passcode lock to Hidden Albums and Recently Deleted Albums. On the right side of both albums, we can see a lock icon that requires Face ID or Touch ID authentication to open the album after you click it.
Of course, if you don’t want the encryption feature, you can also find Photos in Settings and turn off the Use Face ID or Use Touch ID option.
View Wi-Fi Passwords
For whatever reason, previously connected Wi-Fi on iPhone could not be viewed with a password, a dilemma that has been resolved in iOS 16. Click the Details button on the right side of the connected Wi-Fi, then click the Password column, and a Face ID or Touch ID verification window will pop up, and once verified, we’ll see the password in plain text in the Password column. If you want to copy the Wi-Fi password, just long press the displayed password and a copy button will pop up.
Vibration Feedback for System Keyboard
Many Android phones already have vibration feedback on their input methods, but iPhone users have to use third-party input methods like Gboard to experience this feature. In the first beta version of iOS 16, Apple has finally brought vibration feedback support to the system’s own input methods, and with the Haptic Engine you can feel a slight vibration in your fingers while typing.
However, this feature is turned off by default. If you want to enable the vibration feedback feature of the input method, you can enable this option in Settings > Sound > Keyboard Feedback.
Deny Apps from Reading Clipboard
Although iOS already alerts us via a floating window that the current app is reading the contents of the clipboard, there are many times when we don’t want apps, especially third-party apps, to read the contents of our clipboard.
In iOS 16, Apple’s update to the privacy area goes a step further and gives us more flexible options by allowing us to opt out directly before an app reads the contents of the clipboard.
Set Measure Units
In iOS 16, we can set a variety of units of measure for the system, such as the calendar, temperature units, metric system, first day of the week, date format, number separators, and more. If you want to change them, you can see the options for setting these units of measure by going to Settings > General > Language and Region.
It is worth noting that when we select different languages, the number of units of measurement available varies, for example, 4 units of measurement can be selected for "Simplified Chinese" and 6 units of measurement can be selected for "German".
More Painless System Security Updates
Every update to iOS, no matter how big or small, requires downloading the update package, installing it, and rebooting the device multiple times. However, some regular security updates are so small that it’s inconvenient to update every time.
With iOS 16, Apple has optimized the way system security updates work. Instead of downloading and installing a full system update package, the new version only requires a single reboot of the device to install it automatically.
However, this new feature is not enabled by default. Users need to enable the option to "install system and data files" in Settings > General > Software Update > Automatic Updates.
Support More Gaming Peripherals
In addition to Apple’s efforts in the software field of gaming through Metal, the hardware side also supports more and more gaming peripherals. Currently, macOS already supports connecting PlayStation and Xbox gamepads and using these third-party grips to play games. macOS Ventura, as revealed in Apple’s developer documentation on its website, allows users to connect to some mainstream racing peripherals such as steering wheels, pedals, shifters, etc. The Logitech G920 and Logitech G29 are among the first devices to be supported. Logitech G920 and Logitech G29 are among the first devices supported.
Some of the New Features Do Not Support Intel Chip Mac
Although Apple has shifted to its own M-series chips, there are still Intel-chip Macs for sale on its website, not to mention a huge inventory of Intel-chip Macs on the market. However, many of the new features on macOS Ventura are only supported on Macs with Apple silicon chips.
Live captioning in FaceTime is a new feature introduced by Apple on its website before WWDC this year and is expected to be available after macOS Ventura is released. Real-time captioning recognizes what the other person is saying as text and displays it on the screen in real time during a FaceTime call, but it requires the neural network engine in the M1 or M2 chips, which means that Macs with Intel chips are out of the question.
The Reference Mode feature demonstrated at WWDC allows the 12.9-inch iPad Pro to become an expanded display for your Mac, allowing you to do the monitoring, chroma grading, compositing, and more in your creative workflow with the high quality display of the iPad Pro’s Liquid Retina XDR screen. Unfortunately, even if you already have an expensive 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina XDR screen, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to use Reference Mode, because it also requires a Mac with an Apple silicon chip.
Apple didn’t say a word about tvOS 16 at WWDC22, but the system on Apple TV also got a major update this year.
First of all, tvOS 16 also supports Nintendo’s Joy-Con and Switch Pro grips, so Apple TV has all three of them. So the question is, what are the fun games on Apple TV?
Secondly, tvOS 16 supports HDR10+ technology, providing an additional option beyond Dolby Vision. Here, the cheers of Samsung TV users should be heard.
To attract more viewers, Apple TV+ also introduces video preview in tvOS 16. To attract more viewers, Apple TV+ also introduces video previews in tvOS 16, so you can watch a preview of some of the most recent popular episodes on the Apple TV+ tab on the home screen.
Another important update is to the smart home protocol Matter, for which Apple has added support in tvOS 16. As a complement to HomeKit, Apple will fully support the Matter protocol for the smart home later this year, so if you want to use Apple TV as your home hub, you’ll need to upgrade your Apple TV to tvOS 16 to do so.
In addition to Apple TV, we also have the option of using HomePod mini as a home hub under the Matter protocol. Comparing the official descriptions of iPadOS 15 and iPadOS 16, we see that iPad may no longer be supported as a home hub starting with iPadOS 16.
However, according to our testing, when iPad is updated to the first beta version of iPadOS 16, there is still an option to "use this iPad as a home hub" in the settings, and you can see iPad as a home hub in the Home App after checking the box.
If you want to update to the first developer beta, but are worried that your favorite apps will be affected, you can check out the following user-initiated sharing form, which shares It shares the support for third-party apps on each generation of Apple devices after the new system update, so you can decide whether to update based on feedback from users.