Jay Miller

TEKTOK Podcast - EP087 - WWDC TEKSide Recap

🔗 Jun 16, 2021 02:58 AM

Show Notes

iOSDocked: 166


GTDJedi: 74

Date: 06/14/21

Hosts: Clay Russell, Jerry Goldbaum, Colin Gold, & Jay Miller

Top Stories (iOSDocked) (brought to you by our Patron   George Williams Jr.  )  

WWDC Recap


  • Developers create opening video 

  • 25 million viewers of WWDC 2020



  • FaceTime

    • SharePlay

    • Listen together.

    • Watch together.

    • Share your screen.

    • Developer API available

  • Messages

    • Photo collages

    • Photo galleries

    • News, Music, Photos, Safari, Podcasts, TV Apps have "Shared With You" feature for saved items in Messages

  • Focus

    • Notifications

      • Contact photos

      • Larger icons

      • Notification Summary (you choose when)

        • Sorted by priority

        • Won't contain messages

    • Do Not Disturb enhancements w/ notify anyway feature

    • Focus - separate areas of life to choose from

      • Choose which apps notify you.

      • Choose your Home Screen.

      • Create a custom Focus (syncs across devices)

  • Intelligence

    • Live Text

      • Captures text off anything and attaches to clipboard or allows for lookup 

      • Understands several languages

      • Visual look up, tap & learn

    • Spotlight

      • Photos search (elements, live text)

      • Rich results for contacts with all related information

    • Photos Memories

      • Animated titles 

      • Music from Apple Music

      • Interactive

      • Different mixes

  • Wallet, Weather & Maps

    • Wallet

      • Keys

      • Tap to Unlock

      • ID cards to wallet

    • Weather

      • All the Dark Sky stuff now baked in to iOS

      • Full screen full resolution weather maps

    • Maps

      • Beautiful new UI

      • Coming to CarPlay later this year


  • Conversation Boost

  • Announce Notifications (uses Focus settings)

  • Uses FindMy

  • Spatial Audio (now works with tvOS, & macOS)

  • Spatial Audio in Apple Music kicks off today. 



  • Place them anywhere

  • New larger format for iPadOS only

App Library 

  • In the dock

  • Hide pages no longer needed or reorder them


  • New menu at the top of every app

    • Easily swipe between apps on one side while keeping the other side in place. 

    • Preview with new pop over that keeps existing views in place beneath. 

    • Minimize into "The Shelf"

      • Easy access to recent windows of an app 

    • Create split view by dragging one app on top of another. 

  • Keyboard Shortcuts to control multitasking capabilities


  • Mentions

  • Tags with Tag Browser

  • Quick Note

    • Drag from the corner from anywhere. 

    • Tapable links

    • Swipe between Quick Notes.


  • Auto Translate

  • System-wide translation 

  • Works with Live Text

Swift Playground

  • Build apps on iPad.

  • Submit completed apps to the App Store. 



  • Mail privacy protection

  • Hides IP, location & open emails


  • App Privacy Report (how apps treat your privacy)


  • Audio never leaves your device. 


  • Account Recovery (add contact)

  • Digital Legacy (add contact)

  • ICloud+

    • Private Relay

      • Encrypted browser traffic

    • Hide My Email

    • HomeKit Secure Video

    • Same low price as iCloud today


  • Mobility (fall risk)

  • Trends (changes in activities)

  • Health Sharing (privately share)




Sleep App

  • Respiratory Rate


  • Tai Chi workout 

  • Pilates workout

  • New Fitness Workouts

  • Artist Spotlights


  • New Portraits Watch Face

  • New Photos app


  • Enhancements

  • GIF reply

Other Features

  • Multiple timers


  • Home Keys

  • Hands Free TV Play

  • Shared TV experiences

  • For All of You (perfect for family night)

  • Siri for everyone 

    • Enable Siri in 3rd party products.

  • Open Source HomeKit called Matter

  • Apple Watch

    • Intercom

    • Doorbell

      • Package Detection



  • SharePlay

  • Quick Note

  • Continuity 

  • Universal Control

    • Use one trackpad & keyboard to control a Mac & an iPad.

    • Drag & Drop works between macOS & iPadOS.

  • AirPlay

    • AirPlay to Mac (including audio)

  • Shortcuts

    • Automator will continue to be supported. 

    • Import automations into Shortcuts.

  • Safari 

    • Modern & Minimal UI

    • Tab Groups

    • The tab bar takes on the color of the current web page.  

      • (also available on iOS on bottom of browser)

    • Extensions come to iOS & iPadOS.

Developer Technologies

  • New APIs

  • Object Capture

  • Swift

    • Concurrency  - fast, modern, safe code

  • App Store

    • 600 million weekly viewers

    • 239 billion paid to developers

    • Create multiple app product pages.

    • In-App Events

    • New widget?

  • Xcode Cloud

    • Run apps in parallel on all devices. 

    • Secure & Powerful

    • Limited beta immediately 


  • Developer beta today

  • Public beta next month

  • Launch in the fall

How to Reach Us

Where you can reach the TEKSide crew

iLikes/iDislikes (iOSDocked) (takeaways from WWDC)

  • Jerry: Siri on device, Dark Sky/Weather Integration, Live Text, iPad Multitasking, iCloud+

  • Colin: Focus across Shortcuts on Mac

  • Jay: No Pro Apps on iOS/No hew hardware or word of it

  • Clay: iPad multitasking, keyboard shortcuts, Quick Note, Focus

Hails Stails & Fails (iOSDocked)

  • iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey bring Low Power Mode to iPad and Mac

  • Drag and drop support for iOS 15

  • You get a choice with software updates

  • Built-in authenticator for passwords

  • You can place multiple copies of the same app on your Home Screen

  • FaceTime mute alerts

  • Temporary iCloud storage

  • App badge notifications can be disabled when users are in Do Not Disturb or "Focus" mode or just in General

  • iOS 15 Can Automatically Add and Remove Widgets to a Smart Stack

  • tvOS 15 lets you sign in to apps using Face ID on your iPhone

  • iOS 15 Allows You to Request Refunds for In-App Purchases Directly Within Apps

  • iOS Photos now lets you mark people, places, and dates to suggest less often as featured images

Bantha Fodder (GTDJedi) (what's been sherlocked?)

  • FaceTime

  • iCloud+

  • Photos

  • Password Authenticator

  • Live Text

  • Apple Maps

  • Mail

  • Shelf apps 

  • Carrot Weather

  • Note Apps

In Closing

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