On Monday, Apple unveiled its main WWDC, where it showed the big new features that come on its platforms, but didn’t have time to show everything that comes with the new versions of iOS, iPadOS and macOS. So we looked at the preview pages, Twitter and much of the internet to see what interesting features were left out of the presentation.
The big features in iOS and iPadOS were notification updates, FaceTime, and multitasking, but it seems that Apple may have really focused on the platforms themselves. There are many improvements in quality of life, including:
- Spanish speakers will be able to choose whether their devices refer to them in masculine, feminine or neutral words.
- The mail receives a gadget, and there is a gadget to show you how badly you slept.
- iPads will support eye-tracking hardware to improve accessibility by allowing people to control the cursor with their eyes only.
Part of Monterey’s main report was dominated by an incredibly impressive demonstration that showed off Apple’s new Universal Control feature, but Apple also took the time to discuss the shortcuts that come in macOS. However, Macs are sophisticated machines and there are a few more fun and useful things to come this fall:
- Software microphone indicator in the menu to show when an application is listening to you
- Better interface for copying files, with the ability to pause and resume transfers
- Easy ability to delete user data, settings and applications without reinstalling the operating system (great if you’re selling your Mac)
- The ability to manage your saved passwords in System Preferences. You can also import them from other password managers or export them.
- You can customize the outline and color of the mouse cursor.
Windows will resize when you move them to another monitor.
- Shortcuts will allow you to integrate shell commands.
- Improved Go to Folder dialog in Finder
Of course, Apple works with ecosystem here so many of the announced features will come to all his computers. Here are a few more that will also be available for iPhone, iPad and Mac:
Built-in one-time password generator, similar to Google Authenticator or Authy
- Safari will find out if websites can support HTTPS and will automatically use it if it does (similar to the HTTPS Everywhere extension).
Low power mode for macOS and iPad (I can’t wait to see how far I can stretch the M1 MacBook Pro)
- Reminders also get a bookmark feature similar to that found in Notes.
- The photo information panel will tell you what Visual Look Up sees in the photo.
- The ability to turn on DownTime whenever you really need to focus on something
- Edge extension for Windows, which allows you to use your iCloud passwords
Well, Apple showed almost everything about WatchOS on stage – it doesn’t seem like a big year to wear (but I’d love to get better display support and more timers). However, there are some new complications over time!
I just noticed that there is a new set of complications over time in watchOS 8. Although a bit of “Sherlocking” for Watchsmith, to be honest, I’m really glad it’s here. Much of my gray hair comes from time-based supportive complications … I’m glad I can focus elsewhere now. pic.twitter.com/q44aVDMoZh
– David Smith (@_DavidSmith) June 9, 2021
If you want to know if you will get these features, we have outlined which devices the new operating systems will come from here: