The technology multinational Manzana is betting heavily on achieving total continuity between the operating systems of its different products (iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch), a goal that is closer with the latest updates that will come out this year.
The idea is simple: that the same user working or simply using a Mac can transfer their activity without any interruptions and immediately to an iPhone or iPad and vice versa, and that similar objectives can be achieved between these devices and the smart watch of the company.
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After announcing in last year’s version Universal Control, which allows you to operate up to three Mac computers or iPad tablets from a single keyboard and mouse, macOS Ventura -which will be launched later this 2022- allows you to transfer calls from the iPhone or iPad to the computer with a single click.
But the most impressive novelty comes from the hand of the iPhone camera, which can be effortlessly converted via Bluetooth to a Mac computer’s webcam and microphone with the new macOS Ventura, from which to make or receive video calls using FaceTime or any other video application such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Webex.
Just place the iPhone near the computer (or adjust it with a bracket to the top of the screen) so that the Mac automatically detects the phone’s camera and starts feeding it with all its features, including the “center stage”, that keeps the person centered on the screen even when it moves from one side to another.
You can also use the portrait mode, as well as the studio light, which darkens the background and illuminates the person in the foreground, ideal for example if the interlocutor is in a situation where a lot of sunlight reaches them. face, as in front of a window.
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Even more surprising is the desktop view option, which takes advantage of the ultra wide-angle lens of the iPhone to, without changing the phone or the computer’s position, show, at the same time, an image of the face and torso of the person who is speaking and another of the desk, in which, for example, is carrying out a manual task.
Apple’s new operating systems also present other interesting novelties, such as the case of the iPad, in which iPadOS 16 allows collaboration in messagesso that all participants are directly added as collaborators in the files that are shared in a given thread.
Also in terms of continuity, the new operating system for Apple tablets allows you to drag and move files from the iPad to an external monitor.
Watch OS 9, meanwhile, adds the Metropolitan watch face to apple watch, that allows you to customize the style and size of the numbers, as well as change the background color; and also incorporates as a novelty the possibility of viewing the calendar for entire weeks.
iOS 16 for iPhone, meanwhile, allows the user to navigate between different customizable lock screens, dismiss notifications with a swipe down and choose a camera mode so that photos go directly to a shared library between multiple users.
Both macOS Ventura and iOS 16, iPad OS 16 and Watch OS 9 were announced at Apple’s WWDC developer conference in June and will be available to all users later this fall.