iOS 16: ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS PERSONALIZED SOFTWARE
The photo on the lock screen on the iPhone is the first thing the user sees. Starting with the upcoming software update, it will
be possible to change the displayed content individually and personalize it with colors, fonts, family photos or even widgets.
This feature will be similar in design to the Apple Watch's customizable watch faces. The notification center has also been
updated and will look tidier in the future: Notifications will be grouped together at the bottom of the screen as a stack and
collected. New widgets can also be displayed as sticky notifications: For example, during a live soccer match, the goal count is
updated instead of issuing a push notification per goal. The Photo iCloud Library is also getting a big makeover. Families and
people who want to share their photos together can now have their vacation photos grouped directly into a smart album quite
automatically via Shared iCloud Library. The Messages app has been further expanded, so in the future it will be possible to
mark messages as unread or delete them altogether. Objects, people or even your own pet can be cropped with a single tap,
completely without third-party software.
Live Text, which was implemented last year, will be taken to a new level and expanded further with iOS 16. Android users already
know this function as Google Lens: It will be possible to quickly translate text in pictures or convert currencies in real time.
A new dictation function is supposed to recognize speech inputs better and keeps the keyboard in view, so that incorrectly
recognized text can be corrected manually right away.
Apple's own Safari browser will be able to share open tabs with friends in the future. The tab groups can be edited by all
members. The topic of data protection is a matter of the heart for Apple, and so there are also extensions here: Passkeys is
supposed to make surfing even more secure. These keys are only stored on the device and replace the classic passwords when
logging into websites. When logging into a website, a QR code is scanned and the login is authenticated using FaceID or TouchID.
Apple's Maps app now handles stopover planning and offers better support for public transit. Third-party providers can use Maps
to integrate their info.
Figure 1: Lock screen on iOS 16; The design can be customized with favorite photos, matching fonts and a
and a range of widgets
THE APPLE WALLET BECOMES AN ALL-ROUND TALENT
Apple's Wallet is increasingly digitizing the user's own wallet: Even more physical keys are to be replaced for payment
transactions or digital IDs. Digital keys can be shared with apps like WhatsApp and others. Apple Pay is getting an extension
called "Apple Pay Later", for loans with installment payments. It is not yet clear whether this function will come to
CONCENTRATED WORK THANKS TO STAGE MANAGER IN IPADOS 16 AND MACOS VENTURA
Many new features introduced in the new macOS operating system called Ventura will also be found in slightly modified versions
on the iPad in the future. The update focuses specifically on a more concentrated way of working: Stage Manager combines
different working environments and windows. If, for example, several windows are opened, the Stage Manager places all unused
content in a stack and displays it on the left side of the screen. Swiftly switching these stages allows for a faster workflow,
as windows are always appropriately displayed above or next to each other for the user. FaceTime calls can be seamlessly
transferred back and forth between iPhone, Mac and iPad in the new operating system. The Mac's system settings are finally being
overhauled and should be based on the iPad operating system in the future.
Cooperation with the iOS system has been improved in macOS Ventura. The iPhone's camera system will soon be able to be used as a
webcam for video calls on the Mac. Compared to the integrated camera, this brings with it a corresponding leap in quality, since
existing features of the iPhone camera can be used. For example, the Studio Light function can be used in a meeting, where the
user's face is well illuminated in focus while the background is darkened. The wide-angle lens can also be used to zoom in on
several sections of the picture at the same time, so that the user's face remains visible, while a view of the desk is also
transmitted at the same time.
Figure 2: Stage Manager; Switch between apps and windows with just one click