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WWDC22 roundup

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Let’s address the elephant in the room - no VR headset 😭
But there were plenty of other Dev Tools announcements to get you excited!

WWDC 2022 - Quick Overview
iOS 16 - Quick summary
  • Our first look at the new iOS operating system coming this fall
  • iPhone 8 or higher supported
  • Customisable lock screen widgets
macOS Ventura
  • Stage Manager: a new way of multitasking, put your main app’s front and center
  • Use your iPhone as a webcam
iPadOS
WatchOS
  • The new watch offers improved health and fitness tracking
  • Run of the mill update
Other things
  • MacBook Air and Pro with a new M2 chip
  • Xcode 14 beta 1 is now available
WWDC 2022 - In Depth
iOS 16 - in-depth
  • Beta available with Xcode 14 beta 1
  • Customisable lock screens 🤩 View what’s possible here or read about it here
  • WidgetKit API: 3rd party developers can now create widgets for the lock screen. Widgets open up a whole new way of interacting with users outside of the app
  • Focus filter API: change the content of your app based on the user’s current Focus
  • Message Collaboration API: Tie documents to message conversations and FaceTime calls. Apple call it the “SharedWithYou framework”
  • Live text: Copy text straight out of videos! Magic! 🧙‍♂️ Apple call this Live Text API 
  • WeatherKit: In Beta now
  • MapKit: Include the detailed 3D city experience, available now 
  • App Intents: Let users interact with your app more naturally through Siri
  • CarPlay: maybe the most significant update in iOS 16. CarPlay is here to take over your entire car. CarPlay is going head to head with Android Auto. You can view a summary here 
  • Other updates include improvements to Dictation, Safari, Apple Pay & Wallet, Siri, new Home app, Messages collaboration AP, Health…
  • View all changes here 
Xcode
Xcode Cloud
  • A CI/CD platform built specifically for Apple developers.
  • Introduces four tiers, available from this summer, starting from 14.99$/month
  • You will get 25 hours/month for free until 2023
  • Read about Xcode Cloud here
Swift
  • Version 5.7 announced
  • An enormous amount of changes, and this article lays it all out perfectly! Kudos to Hacking With Swift and Paul Hudson. Some of our highlights are below
  • Regular Expressions: Create regular expressions from string
  • Concurrency in top-level code: no more @main struct for those asynchronous methods. Now we can use await
  • Distributed actor isolation
  • Swift Snippets: fill small documentations gaps for projects
SwiftUI
  • Lot’s of changes, Hacking with Swift made a great roundup. Some of our highlights are below
  • Display a bottom sheet
  • Position views in a fixed grid
  • Detect the location of a tap inside a view
  • MultiDatePicker lets the user select a variety of dates at the same time
Passkeys
StoreKit 2
  • Synchronise in-app purchase products from App Store Connect into Xcode 👏 (info coming 9th June)
  • Present offer code redemption
  • Offer code redemption sheets
  • Read what else is new here
So much more
The Apple team have been busy 🤯 You can check out Apple’s post on the new changes here.
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