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  • So we just got done with possibly one of the biggest Apple WWDC keynotes of all time, maybe just because of the state of the world and what everyone expects from tech companies in 2024, which is AI at the front of what you do.

  • Interestingly, with Apple this time, Apple had AI at the back half of what they did.

  • Literally the entire first half of the keynote, they didn't say AI once, zero times.

  • Then the second hour, they basically just went, all right, yeah, we, we actually do have a lot of AI stuff to share with you.

  • And then they just spit it all out.

  • And of course they did manage to brand it because of course they did.

  • AI for them is now Apple intelligence, but look, I watched and live tweeted the entire two hour long keynote.

  • So you don't have to, and I've gathered all my thoughts and all the most important announcements.

  • So this is everything you need to know that's new and some of my takes on it.

  • So I'm going to go in the same order that Apple went.

  • I'm going to start with Vision OS, and we're already on somehow Vision OS 2.0, less than half a year after the Vision Pro first got announced.

  • And there are some solid new features, but I don't know if I would call this 2.0 worthy.

  • It feels more like a 1.2 update, but okay, whatever, we'll go with it.

  • So there's a new wrist turn gesture to quickly see the time and your battery percentage.

  • And then you can jump right from there into the control center, instead of having to like look way up at the ceiling, like you had to before every time.

  • Kind of reminds me of the Oculus Quest.

  • That is easy.

  • It's great.

  • There's a bunch of immersive media features, like they let you go through your old photos and use advanced machine learning to turn them into spatial photos, which is really interesting if it works.

  • And there are also new tools to help people create spatial videos and immersive videos on cameras other than the iPhone.

  • But then of course you can only view them on a Vision Pro.

  • So who knows how valuable this will actually turn out to be.

  • But then this year, Mac mirroring will get way more resolution thanks to it now doing the foveated rendering on the Mac.

  • So basically it frees up a ton of resources and it lets you do up to double the resolution.

  • So you could do a gigantic ultra wide if you want it to be.

  • That is way more room for windows and activities.

  • Love that.

  • And that's pretty much it.

  • Again, it's not the biggest 2.0 update we've ever seen, but it does feel like there's some nice updates in there, including some new environments and the ability to rearrange your home screen.

  • Believe it or not, you couldn't do that before.

  • Now you can.

  • But speaking of rearranging your home screen, iOS just got one of the biggest or at least most interesting updates in a long time.

  • And I'm just going to, if you're an Android user, I'd say for the next like two minutes, three minutes, just go ahead and unplug your keyboard for a second and just relax.

  • Because yes, we've had these features for a long time, but now it's the iPhone's time to shine.

  • All right.

  • You can finally be able to put icons wherever you want on the iOS 18 home screen grid.

  • And it was hilarious that this got a whole applause moment from the audience during the keynote as if they just invented a new feature.

  • But fine, you've been waiting for a long time for this.

  • Have your fun.

  • But they didn't stop there.

  • They added a whole bunch of other customization features to the iPhone home screen too.

  • And it started to get a little more interesting.

  • See there's this new theme engine now that lets you go in and change the color of every icon and widget on your home screen to the same color.

  • So you can really, you can match your wallpaper with your icons to frame it nicely and have matching colors everywhere.

  • It's a simple thing and we've been doing it on Android with launchers for years.

  • But the thing about these is before this moment, basically every iPhone home screen looked the same.

  • We've been saying that.

  • They've just given you the ability to go crazy and kind of ruin your home screen if you want to.

  • And people seem to absolutely want to.

  • I have seen some rough home screens people are making on Twitter.

  • A lot of them just look terrible.

  • And I think the main thing I noticed is it seems like there are apps that support this whole colored thing well.

  • And then there are apps that don't.

  • It just looks like it tints the entire, it just literally applies a color cast to the entire icon on your home screen, which causes all kinds of legibility problems.

  • Doesn't look good.

  • There are widgets that look horrible, that it's just unreadable.

  • So yeah, you can make some, some pretty looking home screens if you want, but you can also make some really ugly looking home screens.

  • And I was trying to decide if I like this more or less than what Google did on the pixels with Material You.

  • I think technically, technically it's better because it works on all of the icons.

  • I don't know how many setups I've tried where I wanted to do the monochrome icons, but there are just a few of my apps that aren't supported.

  • So they end up looking kind of like they stick out like a sore thumb.

  • So at least Apple's is letting you change all of the icons at once, but anyway, Apple's also redesigned the control center to be fully customizable across multiple pages.

  • So again, there's a lot more going on here and there are many more customizable shortcuts in more places, including finally replacing the flashlight and camera on the home screen without jailbreaking.

  • Finally.

  • And the list keeps going.

  • I don't know if you've heard these before, but there are, you can do hidden apps now inside your app drawer.

  • So you can lock apps into a hidden folder that makes it easier than ever to hide Tinder from your wife.

  • There's also scheduled text messages and iMessage.

  • Great.

  • Finally.

  • They're having some fun over there.

  • There's also text formatting.

  • There's messages via satellite.

  • RCS support was very casually, but briefly mentioned.

  • The photos app is redesigned.

  • There's also a game mode that now minimizes background activity and minimizes Bluetooth latency for peripherals.

  • Great.

  • And a new automatic categorization in the new mail app.

  • So you can tell there's, there's been a whole bunch of stuff.

  • I will definitely be doing a larger, more focused, just iOS 18 video so you can see everything that's new.

  • There's plenty of little stuff that didn't make it into the keynote.

  • So I'll do a whole deep dive just for that.

  • Make sure you subscribe to be among the first to see that.

  • I believe we are catching up to Apple in subscribers.

  • It'd be kind of nice if we pass them.

  • That'd be sick.

  • So then AirPods got minor updates like voice isolation during phone calls, spatial audio during games, and the ability to respond to a prompt just by nodding or shaking your head.

  • Taken right from the Sony headphones.

  • I kind of like it though.

  • Controlling it without using your voice is nice.

  • Then Apple TV gets this new feature where you swipe down on the remote at any point during a show.

  • And it just shows you all the actors and character names of the people on the screen and any song that's playing in that moment in real time.

  • And there's also a feature that boosts people's voices so you can always hear them over the music.

  • And then watchOS, they got this little training mode that sort of balances the trends in your training over time and evaluates how hard a workout was versus how hard it could have been.

  • And then iPadOS.

  • So this was supposed to be Apple's big chance to really convince us that the iPad is, it's something special that's got a little something to it that would make us convinced that we'd want to get the newest one, the M4 one that just came out over just your phone or over a Mac.

  • And I'll say, it did get one incredible feature, but it didn't really do much more than that.

  • So the iPad, it gets all the stuff I talked about with the iPhone, right?

  • Full home screen customization, customizable control center, the new photos app, et cetera.

  • It's all great.

  • There's also a feature in SharePlay that lets you go in and actually remotely control someone's iPad when they allow it, which seems like a small thing, but I promise you that is massive for family tech support.

  • You know who you are.

  • But the one massive, actually impressive new feature on the iPad in iPadOS 18, and you think I'm joking, but I'm dead serious when I say this, it's the calculator app.

  • It's the new calculator.

  • I promise you, I was so ready to dunk on this.

  • I had a tweet drafted up as they were talking about it.

  • We finally brought the calculator to the iPad and there were screenshots of it and it looked just like the iPhone app.

  • And I was like, really?

  • This is what you were so hyped about?

  • I had that clip queued up ready of Craig Federighi being like, yes, we had to do something super special to finally bring the calculator to the iPad.

  • But then they pulled the Apple pencil off the side and they pulled up what's called math notes.

  • And it was pretty sick.

  • Now on the iPad, you can actually write down equations in handwriting and it will understand what you wrote and it'll answer the question in your handwriting.

  • And then if you adjust the equation or add new information or something, it automatically updates the answer, which was so sick.

  • I don't know why I'm so impressed with this, but it was really cool to play with and look at.

  • So if that wasn't impressive enough, it also supports variables so you can have variables written all over the page.

  • So look at this.

  • It has G and X and A and H, and then it's a labeled Y as the height here.

  • So you can ask for an equation using these variables and it can give you an answer.

  • And if you want, you can do a Y equals equation and it'll give you a graph with real time adjustment of any of the variables in your equation.

  • I mean, I wish I was in sixth grade again, so this could be my full time calculator.

  • This is sick.

  • So as I mentioned in the keynote, they haven't even actually said the word like AI a single time yet.

  • I think this is pretty clearly AI.

  • This is like handwriting recognition.

  • This is like semantic understanding of all the things happening on the page.

  • It's good AI.

  • Well played, Craig.

  • You did it.

  • Okay.

  • But this is before the actual AI section, but also this wasn't mentioned on stage, but this is also coming to the iPhone's calculator app as well.

  • But then macOS.

  • MacOS has its newest version.

  • It's called Sequoia, and it does also get a nice little grab bag of new features.

  • There's automatic window snapping now, finally built in.

  • You don't need a third party app to do it anymore, Sherlocked.

  • There's built in backgrounds for any app that uses the webcam feed.

  • There's also a new password app that basically just takes what was buried in the settings before and just makes it its own standalone app.

  • So it's actually on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

  • But probably the biggest thing is iPhone mirroring.

  • So this is another continuity feature that basically just lets you wirelessly always see your iPhone on your Mac.

  • It merges your notifications and audio with your Macs, and lets you drag and drop things back and forth between your phone that's sitting next to you and your Mac.

  • I kind of wonder if this hits your phone battery harder than normal.

  • They didn't really say, obviously, so I'm going to have to test this, but I imagine if you're just sitting on a wireless charger, then it won't matter, but I'll be checking that out.

  • But then we arrived.

  • They did all the sections with all the other operating systems, and now we got to the part where Apple's going to talk about AI stuff.

  • Kind of.

  • Now I don't know if you remember this, but a couple months ago, not that long ago, I did an entire video on all of these phrases that it seems like Apple refused to say on stage.

  • They just would not say them.

  • And AI is one of them.

  • They just didn't say it.

  • They'd say anything else, neural nets, machine learning, all sorts of other things like that.

  • But the times are the times.

  • People want to hear Apple talk about AI.

  • So they finally did.

  • And they also, like I said, they rebranded it just for themselves, just to commandeer the AI name.

  • And so now it's called Apple Intelligence in Apple land.