But this time it was like a replay of WWDC 2016. One by one, Keynote flashed over Cooke and did not mention the new hardware.
Comments: Four systems are updated, but the big integration will not come
The theme of this conference was mainly on the software update. According to the layout of Apple's major product lines, the iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS four operating systems were upgraded, and many new features and features were added.
In terms of iOS 12 that users are most concerned about, this time Apple released a lot of native application icons as previews, and it instantly feels like it is a point without urine. It is true that iOS 12 has brought more useful new features compared to previous generations of UI changes. Let us analyze for you below, the difference brought by the new upgrade.
The first is performance improvement. Through more reasonable hardware resource scheduling, iOS 12 can give full play to its performance. Compared with the old models, the software can be opened up to 40% faster; the keyboard response speed can be increased by 50%; and the camera opening speed can be up to 70. %improvement.
Although each generation of iOS has a performance upgrade, it is the first time that it has been particularly emphasized. After all, each upgrade brings not a very smooth experience to the old equipment, but more and more cards. Now that iOS 12 is the oldest to support the iPhone 5S 5 years ago, Apple has always had its sincerity and hopes that performance can be more friendly to older devices.
AR Kit welcomes the second-generation upgrade. The new AR Kit 2 supports the newly released AR file USDZ, and adds the ability to share AR vision with other users. Users and AR objects will have better interaction, such as retaining AR objects. Location, the next open APP remains unchanged.
AR applications seem to be tepid, but Apple still insists on it. It's not just upgrading the AR Kit. It's more about promoting an industry standard, what kind of experience AR applications should have, and whether AR files have a unified format. Apple seems to be telling the developers of the AR industry: It's wrong to mix with me.
Siri is smarter and can push messages based on special dates and scenarios to remind you of important issues. Or order a coffee in advance for you in the morning. Phrase operations can quickly use the various features of native applications, or perform multiple tasks in one sentence.
Samsung Bixby, Google Assistant, and Xiao Ai students all praised this and expressed that the new year Siri still has five slag.
The next step is some irrelevant upgrades, such as:
With more expression packs, Memoji allows you to create your own personal image on your phone, which can be used as a dynamic expression in Facetime.
Carplay upgrades finally support third-party map applications, and domestic maps APP support.
The native application features are more extensive, the system partially integrates time limit functions and upgrades do not disturb mode.
In response, Android P, which was recently released, said that it is emotionally stable and feels that new features sound familiar.
All in all, the new changes in iOS 12 are mainly focused on the optimization of details. As a system for preloading the next generation of Apple devices, it is not difficult to see the shadow of the new iPhone in September.
1. Standard structure light.
To know that Animoji expression is the exclusive function of iPhone X, and this time the main Memoji function also needs to achieve the expression capture through the same structured light sensor. The addition of the Memoji feature to Facetime today probably means that the structured light sensor will become the standard on the next generation of iPhones and will no longer be the X series patent.
2. Full-line dual camera.
The Android platform uses dual cameras in thousands of machines, and the iPhone keeps a single camera in the product line. The upgrade of AR kit can see that Apple attaches great importance to AR applications, and better AR effects require the support of dual-camera hardware. Apple wants to be a leader in AR, so first spread the double-camera system.
3. Dolby Surround + HDR support.
It is a pity that the previous generation of iPhone 8 series did not support HDR video, but from the perspective of tvOS support for 4K HDR and Dolby Surround sound, Apple has paid more attention to the audition experience. After all, Android flagships such as the Galaxy S9 series support HDR playback and Dolby Surround, and iPhone support is not too much.
As to whether these will be realized on the new iPhone, it will not be formally announced until September's press conference.
Finally, Apple also brought many big updates for tvOS, watchOS, and macOS. The latter ushered in the Mojave version. New features include night mode, desktop organizer, iPhone photo sharing (graphics viewer artifact?) and support for some iOS apps. There is even Microsoft Office 365 officially logged on.
Regarding the integration of iOS and MacOS, Craig Federighi, Apple's director of software engineering, made it clear that it does not exist. Does this mean that the legendary ARM-based Macbook is expected to fail, or is Apple trying to start a new operating system with iOS and MacOS? Only time to answer.
This time the software update, Apple has once again increased efforts to catch up with the pace of Andrews, the latter to see the new addition to the upgrade and time management may be dreaming will laugh, but have to say that although the function of iOS is delayed, but experience Still quite outstanding.
The lack of new hardware may be disappointing, but the software upgrades are actually designed to cater to the upcoming hardware.