Apple Has One Last Big iPhone, iPad, and Mac Update for 2022

Marcus Mears III / Evaluate Geek

Apple launched this yr’s huge replace for the iPhone in September, iOS 16, and adopted it up with iPadOS 16 for iPads and macOS Ventura for Mac computer systems in October. Now there’s one final replace going out earlier than the brand new yr arrives.

There are just a few options arriving on all three platforms. First is a brand new “Freeform” app that features like a digital whiteboard, with pictures, sticky notes, and different performance, with the flexibility to ask others for entry and distant modification. Superior Knowledge Safety for iCloud can be stay, which Apple introduced final week as an non-obligatory end-to-end encrypted mode for many iCloud options.

iPhone and iPad house owners can allow the brand new Apple Music “Sing” characteristic to show a karaoke view with absolutely adjustable vocals and beat-by-beat lyrics. Cell units additionally get a brand new HomeKit software program platform with extra full help for Matter sensible residence units.

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Stage Supervisor, because it was initially seen at WWDC 2022 Apple

iPadOS 16.2 reintroduces exterior show help for Stage Supervisor, “with resolutions as much as 6K accessible on iPad Professional 12.9-inch (fifth technology and later), iPad Professional 11-inch (third technology and later), and iPad Air (fifth technology).” You possibly can have as much as 4 apps on the iPad show and one other 4 on the exterior display screen.

The brand new replace actually aren’t ground-breaking, however they do make iOS/iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura a barely higher expertise. You possibly can examine for updates from the Settings app in your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac.

Supply: MacRumors (1, 2), The Verge