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Apple WWDC 2022: MacBook Air, M2 chip, iOS 16 and more, here’s everything Apple announced

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022, tech giant Apple has introduced slew of products and features. Here's a peek into all that Apple launched at the WWDC 2022.

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022, tech giant Apple has introduced slew of products and features. Here's a peek into all that Apple launched at the WWDC 2022.

Apple WWDC 2022 Key Highlights

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Apple WWDC 2022 Key Highlights

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022, Apple`s second major annual event, the Cupertino headquartered giant announced a host of products, software update to its iPhones, unveiled a buy now pay later service. The tech giant showed off a new car dashboard that will come in new models including those of Ford and Jaguar. The iPhone maker also rolled out a slew of features for collaboration and data safety. Here are the major launches made at the event:

UPGRADED MACBOOK

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UPGRADED MACBOOK

The powerful M2 chip will be loaded on a brand new MacBook Air, redesigned around the M2 chip. Weighing just 2.7 pounds, new Air is 11.3 inches thick, fitted with a 13.6 inch liquid Retina display and will have a Magsafe charging system. There is also headphone jack. The MacBook Air will start at $1,199 and come in gray, gold, silver and blue. MacBook Pro starts at $1,299. Both laptops will be available next month. (Text Courtesy: Reuters)

IOS16 TO INCLUDE BUY NOW PAY LATER SERVICE

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IOS16 TO INCLUDE BUY NOW PAY LATER SERVICE

The latest operating system for iPhones will have a refreshed lockscreen that comes with new widgets, greater personalization and a new approach towards notifications. Apple Pay Later will allow users to pay using Apple Pay where it is accepted and pay for it in four installments over six weeks, without any additional fee. The new iOS will have feature fresh updates for CarPlay including new gauge clusters and automakers including Ford Motor Co and Jaguar Land Rover will integrate the feature with their cars. (Text Courtesy: Reuters)

FASTER SILICON

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FASTER SILICON

Apple revealed the M2 chip, the successor to the company`s first in-house chip, named M1. The latest M2 chip, which comes with 24 gigabytes of unified memory, is 18% better than its predecessor and can playback multiple streams of 4K and 8K video. Apple also launched a redesigned MacBook air and a MacBook Pro with the new chip. (Text Courtesy: Reuters)

IPAD GETS NEW PRODUCTIVITY FEATURES

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IPAD GETS NEW PRODUCTIVITY FEATURES

IPadOS 16 will include the Free Form productivity app, which will allow users to share ideas on FaceTime video meetings. The iPad Pro will now be able to show groups of apps on a secondary screen, allowing for greater productivity in a bid to make iPad apps more "desktop-like". (Text Courtesy: Reuters)

WATCHOS TO HAVE IMPROVED HEALTH AND FITNESS FEATURES

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WATCHOS TO HAVE IMPROVED HEALTH AND FITNESS FEATURES

Apple`s new WatchOS 9 will bring new watch faces, new metrics for workouts and heart rate zones for exercise. It also expects to receive the U.S. Food and Drug Administration`s clearance for the atrial fibrillation health feature soon. The software update will also help users build a medication list and remind them to take medicines. (Text Courtesy: Reuters)

TIGHTER SECURITY FEATURES

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TIGHTER SECURITY FEATURES

Apple also beefed up security features on the new iOS. It launched Safety Check in the settings app that lets users revoke access to personal data like location they had shared with other users. Users can also logout from iCloud accounts on other devices for added safety from the Safety Check page. (Text Courtesy: Reuters)

MACOS GETS UPDATES

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MACOS GETS UPDATES

The new MacOS, dubbed Ventura, will have updates to the Mail app, camera software updates and improved productivity features.  (Text Courtesy: Reuters)