The WWDC 2022 also took the opportunity to present what is new in iPadOS 16 and watchOS 9, the new operating systems for iPad and Apple Watch.
Harnessing the power of the M1 chip, Stage Manager offers a new way of multitasking with multiple overlapping windows and full external display support. Collaboration is easier than ever with new ways to start working with others in apps across the system using Messages, and the new Freeform app provides a flexible canvas to brainstorm together.
New tools in Mail help users be more productive, Safari adds shared tab groups for browsing the web with others, and the browsing experience becomes even more secure with access keys.
The new Weather app takes full advantage of iPad’s stunning display, and Live Text now interacts with text on video. New pro features, including reference mode and screen zoom, make iPad an even more powerful mobile studio. Combined with the power of Apple silicon, iPadOS 16 makes it faster and easier to do more on iPad.
“iPad is our most versatile device, and we’re excited to take what it can do even further with iPadOS 16,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “With Stage Manager, which takes multitasking on iPad to a whole new level, plus new ways to share and collaborate through Messages, Safari and the new Freeform app, and new pro features like Reference Mode and Display Zoom, users can do even more on iPad.”
Apple Watch users will now have more watch faces to choose from, with richer complications that provide more information and customization opportunities. In the updated Workout app, advanced metrics, views, and training experiences inspired by high-performance athletes help users take their workouts to the next level.
watchOS 9 brings sleep stages to the Sleep app, and a new FDA-approved AFib History feature provides deeper insights into a user’s condition. The new Medications app makes it easy for users to conveniently and discreetly manage, understand and track medications.
“Users around the world love Apple Watch for helping them stay connected to loved ones, be more active throughout the day and better manage their health,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “This fall, watchOS 9 takes the Apple Watch experience to the next level with scientifically validated insights into fitness, sleep, and heart health, while giving users more creative ways to make their Apple Watch their own.”