All you need to know from Apple's WWDC Keynote 2016

All you need to know from Apple's WWDC Keynote 2016

The keynote to kick off Apple's 2016 World Wide Developer's Conference has just wrapped and in it, Apple dropped a heap of announcements for all their operating systems. Here are the major new features coming to all your devices in a few months.

WatchOS 3

  • Faster App launching - will keep favourite apps in memory for near instant launching.
  • New Dock - You can now access your favourite apps by pushing the side button.
  • Control Centre - Apple has added Control Centre by swiping up.
  • Messaging - Better Reply Options.
  • New Face - Called "Numerals".
  • SOS - WIll contact emergency services and send your key contacts a map of your location.
  • Activity Sharing - See your friends' activity as well as yours now.
  • Wheelchair Support - New settings for people in wheelchairs to monitor activity.
  • Breathe - New app to help you take a moment and relax.



  • Remote App - New Remote App being released that includes advanced features such as access to your accelerometer for gaming.
  • Siri - You can now search movies by topic like “find high school comedies from the 80s”.
  • Single Sign On - Finally you can sign in just once to use all the network apps you might want on your Apple TV.
  • Automatic Downloads - Apple TV will now automatically download apps you download on your iPhone or iPad if you want it to.


OS X > macOS

  • Name Change - They’ve now changed the name to macOS and the new version is called Sierra.
  • Desktop - We all save files on our desktop, now they will be available everywhere through iCloud.
  • Auto Un-Lock - Your Mac will now recognise your Apple Watch and automatically unlock.
  • Copy and Paste - Copy an item and your iPad or iPhone and you can now paste it directly to your Mac or the other way around through continuity.
  • Optimised Storage - Will move older files to the cloud when your drive is full.
  • Apple Pay - Finally coming to the Mac. Apple Pay on the Web will prompt to you to pay with Touch ID on your iPhone or Apple Watch when you buy online.
  • Tabs - Now available for all apps.
  • Picture in Picture - Keep your videos playing while switching between apps.
  • Siri - Finally coming to the Mac!


iOS 10

  • Lock Screen - Raise to wake feature so you can see notifications and they are now interactive through 3D Touch
  • Widgets - Will show you snippets of info from your favourite apps and be interactive.
  • Siri - Now available for developers to use so you can say things like "Hey Sire, order me an Uber".
  • Photos - You can now find photos on a map with Places. New features like facial recognition and scene recognition will all be powered on device to protect your privacy
  • Memories - Will now show you things like trips or phtotos from when you’re at the beach, or group photos by who's in them.
  • Maps - Now offers pro-active suggestions based on time of day, habits or locations.
  • Apple Music - Redesigned from the ground up and Connect is nowhere to be seen!
  • News - All new design. Now includes subscriptions and breaking news notifications.
  • Home - One app to control all your connected home devices.
  • Phone - Automatic Voicemail transcription - YES!
  • Messages - Huge update. Will now include rich links so you can do things like play youtube videos from within messages. Bigger Emojis. New features like "Invisible Ink" and a heap of new effects to make messages a lot mor fun!

Checkout the video below:

With iOS 10, you will be able to do more and say more, faster, more simply, and in more expressive ways than ever before - like with a freaking fireworks display.


So there you go, nothing that blew us away but plenty of welcome updates - I personally can't wait for the new Messages on iOS and Siri on the Mac.