Users who have long followed the mobile technology market and often watch Apple presentations are already accustomed to the fact that the giant from Cupertino likes to pathetically present bright innovations to which the owners of Android devices have long been accustomed. And the announcement of iOS 16, of course, was no exception.
Lock screen widgets
Apple paid the lion’s share of the event to the lock screen – now you can place widgets, various information about the weather or user activity, customize fonts and so on. On Android, a similar feature was literally from the earliest versions of the system – both built-in firmware functions and third-party launchers or applications. Perhaps Apple has this implemented more qualitatively, but the chip itself is far from new.
Edit messages in iMessage
Perhaps the funniest part of the presentation is that Apple after so many years has implemented the function of editing messages in its messenger. This opportunity has long been in any more or less high-quality messenger.
If earlier many joked that Xiaomi copies from Apple, now the same can be said in the direction of the company from Cupertino. The fact is that Apple has introduced a new version of the CarPlay system – it adapts to the screens of cars, stretches elements and so on. But Google already introduced a similar update to Android Auto almost a month ago – now the systems look almost identical, even the design of the blocks is the same.
Convert voice to text
Yes, now iPhone owners can enter messages on a standard keyboard using voice, however, so far no support for all languages has been announced. The same feature has been in GBoard for many years, and there are no language restrictions.
Stops in “Maps”
Today, the proprietary application “Maps” has learned to take into account public transport stops when building a route – this opportunity has been in almost any map service for many years.