The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off today and as expected the company made lots of major announcements. First of all the company has announced iOS 10 - the new release brings many changes in Messages, Maps, Photos, and Apple Music. A new version of macOS, called "Sierra" is also coming and of course Apple is also updating watchOS which now will offer easier navigation and a big boost in performance. Last but not least, the updated tvOS will bring expanded Siri searches.
Let's focus on iOS 10 first. The new system delivers updated Messages app which now includes powerful animations, such as balloons, confetti or fireworks that can take over an entire screen to celebrate a special occasion, but an awesome feature is the invisible ink that you can use to send a message only revealed after a friend swipes over it. Siri got more powerful too - now developers will be able to use it to let users interact directly with apps using just their voice. Additionally Maps got redesigned and developers can create extentions to integrate their services with apps - for example you will be able to use services like Uber and Lyft without leaving the Maps app.
There was a lot of buzz concerning the privacy issue and the company assures that security and privacy are fundamental to the design of Apple hardware, software and services. The system will use end-to-end encryption to protect your data by making it unreadable by Apple and others.
iOS 10 will be available this fall as a free software update.
As for macOS Sierra, with the new release Siri will be available on the Mac with brand-new capabilities specifically designed for the desktop. For example you will be able to use it to locate a specific document or to add an event to your Calendar. On the new version of the system you will be able to copy and paste between devices and you can automatically have all the files on your Desktop and in your Documents folder on any Mac, iOS device or even PC. Oh, and the end-to-end encryption is also coming to macOS!
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