The date of Apple’s WWDC was already set and we have attended the appointment with those from Silicon Valley to find out all the news they have prepared regarding their different operating systems.
Apple’s WWDC starts, this conference for developers is focused on presenting all the news that they have prepared for their different operating systems. They have started in style with the announcement of iOS 15 for the iPhone and we are going to tell you the news that comes with this update.
The rumors about this version have made the surprise not so spectacular, but it is interesting to know the news that they have been preparing for a year. In addition, this news gives us a slight idea of what we can expect from the new iPhones that will be presented this year.
Spatial Audio comes to FaceTime
They started talking about FaceTime, this service video calls Among almost all Apple devices it has been renewed and, in addition, it releases interesting features. They have focused on improving the application to achieve greater naturalness when making video calls.
This naturalness comes both with the support of Spatial Audio and with the use of Artificial Intelligence to eliminate ambient sound. and that the sound focuses on the voices of the people. They say this can make you feel almost the same as talking to a person in real life.
Another new feature coming to FaceTime is a grid layout for video calling. This design is new to FaceTime, but not to services like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and so on. What’s really important is that Windows and Android users can now join FaceTime video calls.
Notifications in iOS 15 can be grouped
The changes that arrive for iOS 15 also focus on improving the design and interaction of everyday elements such as notifications. Apple has presented a way to group the notifications on the lock screen, the name they have given it is “Notification summary” or “Summary of notifications” in Spanish.
This feature allows you to group the notifications depending on the type of notification, for example, the notifications from the news section will be grouped into a single group and only one notification will be received. In addition, so as not to confuse the summary with the notifications of a lifetime; Apple has made the design different: they have images, the boxes are larger, and you can see that there is more than one notification.
Focus, mute notifications on iOS
The summary of notifications is not the only novelty that Apple had prepared for this section. With iOS 15 comes Focus, this feature is completely new and serves to silence notifications according to user activity. This indicates that it is a smart feature, since each user can configure it according to their needs.
The most practical example is the ability to select the applications that will be able to send notifications according to the moment in which the user is. The user will have the power, but he also has to bother to configure the notifications and create the moments in which they will work differently..
The new version of iOS will allow you to transform text written in physical form (paper, wall and etc.) into text in digital. This is achieved thanks to the fact that iOS 15 will be able to detect the spellings in the different materials and will be able to transfer them to documents such as Word. This functionality is also coupled with the possibility of making quick searches about texts that are in the world, such as, for example, a receipt or a restaurant menu.
Wallet adds support for identity documents
Apple’s digital wallet now has support for identity documents such as a driver’s license. Of course, this will only be available in the United States at least for now. In addition, now you can also open smart locks using the iPhone thanks to the domestic key holder. In this aspect Apple has focused on security, although at the moment they are niche elements such as the subject of smart locks that are not as popular as the traditional ones.
Official release of iOS 15
Apple has not given a specific date when iOS 15 will arrive on compatible iPhones. At the moment we have only had a first look at everything they have prepared throughout this year. What is expected is that this new version of the operating system will arrive at the beginning of the fourth quarter along with the new iPhones.