Apple Hits “Home” with WWDC 2016 Keynote
iOS: Apple covered 10 big announcements for iOS 10. You can preview them all here, but some of the most exciting include: revamped home/lock screen experiences with rich, 3D touch-enabled notifications; raise-to-wake functionality (similar to activating the Apple Watch by raising your wrist); Siri is now open to developers, which will make her a smarter, more useful personal voice assistant; some creepy updates to Photos that will use facial recognition to allow users to sort photos by who’s in them; a newly-designed music app; and some emojitized updates to messages.
macOS. The first thing right off the bat that you should notice is the changed naming convention for this operating system. Gone are the OS X days, and back—if you will—is the “mac” prior to the OS. The latest version of macOS, dubbed Sierra, will include a number of enhancements. Most notably, Siri makes her debut on Mac with features designed specifically for the Apple desktop and laptop experience. Cross-device continuity include Universal Clipboard, which will let the user copy something on their iPhone and past it on their Mac, for example. And Apple Pay will be integrated into the web experience.