Apple held its 27th Worldwide Developer’s Conference on Monday.
Some of the most prominent engineers and executives at Apple took the stage to discuss new features including Bozoma Saint John, the Ghanian-born head of global consumer marketing, iTunes and Beat Music at Apple.
Key announcements include:
Watch OS 3:
Activity is a new watch face that lets you view your activity rings. Other new faces include Minnie Mouse and Numerals. The updated software lets you swipe to easily switch between watch faces.
Scribble allows writing with your finger. SOS places a call to emergency services and then sends notifications to emergency contacts.
Activity Sharing lets you see friends and families’ activities. There are new features designed to help promote physical fitness for those in wheelchairs. Breathe is a new stress-relief app.
The AppleTV update lets users search movies, shows, and YouTube by topic using Siri. Single sign-on means you only have to sign in one time to Apple TV to access all of your apps.
Apple changed the OS X name to macOS Sierra. Universal clipboard lets you copy data from your iPhone and paste to your Mac.
Apple Pay and Siri are now in macOS.
A redesigned lock screen lets you raise your phone to wake it and show notifications on the lock screen. Slide lets you get to your widgets from the lock screen and slide right for the camera.
Photos now has image recognition.
iOS 10 converts voicemail to text. A new capability will allow you to receive work calls to your iPhone.
Messages supports rich links, you can play a linked video right inside of Messages.
Emojis are three times bigger. Messages now has an emoji predictor that will show emoji suggestions based on what you type.
Bubble effects allow you to add impact to your text and Invisible Ink lets you send a “secret” text that is not shown to the recipient until they swipe across the hidden message. Users can also hand-write and sketch in Messages and create digital touch videos.