Sketchnote summary of Apple’s WWDC 2021 Keynote on 2021-06-07.
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Highlights

iOS

  • Messages: collages, stacks, shared with you
  • FaceTime: better audio, better visuals, Shareplay
  • Notifications: new look, summaries
  • Focus: match device with current mindset, block specific notifications
  • Wallet: ID card, hotel and house access
  • Weather: new design, maps
  • Maps: interactive globe, cities
  • Live text: make image text actionable, visual lookup
  • Spotlight: photos search, rich results
  • Photos: memory mixes

iPadOS

  • Widgets among apps
  • App Library
  • Multitasking
    • easier to split apps
    • shelf of open windows
  • Notes: tags, mentions & activity view
  • Quick note: link notes to resources

macOS

  • Universal Control
    • use your mouse & keyboard to control other devices
    • drag and drop from other devices!
  • New Safari design (also in iOS and iPad)
    • Tab groups
    • Tab bar
  • Shortcuts app

watchOS

  • Mindfulness app: includes “reflect”
  • Sleep: respiratory rate
  • Workout: Tai Chi & Pilates, artist spotlight
  • Multiple Timers!

Developers

  • XCode Cloud: test, deploy and deliver your apps using the cloud
  • Swift: concurrency (async-await)
  • App Store: In-app Events
  • APIs: 3D Object Capture

Other

  • AirPods: Conversation boost, spatial audio, Find My, Dolby Atmos
  • Health: walking steadiness, lab results, family sharing
  • Home: keys, Matter (smart home standard), Siri on 3rd party
  • Siri: Audio never leaves device, more voices

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