The biggest update to iOS is the addition of Widgets on the Home Screen and an App Library. Picture-in-picture finally comes to the iPhone along with App Clips allowing for easy access to a “trial like app”.
iPadOS brings the same updated widgets to the iPad. Also the search has been redesigned to look and act like Spotlight on the Mac. You can hand write using the Apple Pencil in most text boxes and Notes will even convert handwriting to text as you write.
macOS Big Sur
Big Sur brings a big redesign to the Mac. A new control center, and better Messages app. It also brings updated app icons and more familiar Notification Center.
The biggest news from the opening keynote was Apple confirming its rumored plan to starting transition it Mac lineup to its own in-house processors. This is extremely exciting news and we can’t wait to see how these Mac perform.
The widgets were a surprise, but even looking back at what was shown at WWDC (or maybe the unfamiliar way it was presented) it still seems lackluster. Maybe there is more to these updates still to come. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.