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Published Time: 10.06.2024 - 14:04:07 Modified Time: 10.06.2024 - 14:04:07

Apple announced a new iPad feature called "Smart Script" that will improve the appearance of your handwriting in notes in real-time. It can recreate your handwriting from your notes, so if you're scribbling notes quickly, the software can clean them up in a way that still looks true to your style. WWDC, WWDC 2024


Apple announced a new iPad feature called "Smart Script" that will improve the appearance of your handwriting in notes in real-time. It can recreate your handwriting from your notes, so if you're scribbling notes quickly, the software can clean them up in a way that still looks true to your style.

"It's still your own writing, but it looks smoother, straighter and more legible," an Apple executive said.

Users can also copy and paste text into a note, and it will appear in their handwriting. If you need to erase a few words, you can simply scribble through them with the Apple Pencil and they'll disappear.

Apple announced its calculator app is coming to the iPad, creating the biggest audience reaction yet. (Yes, the iPad never had the Calculator app until now, in the month of June in the year 2024).

In addition to doing basic math through the app, users with an Apple Pencil can now take “math notes” to enable more complex math such as physics problems. For example, if you you write down a math problem with Apple Pencil, it will solve it for you.

From CNN's Aditi Sangal

Apple announced the release of iPad OS 18, which also includes the latest iOS features announced today, like new ways to personalize the home screen, customize control center and an updated Photos app.

IpadOS 18 also redesigned the Apple pencil and updated apps to work with the distinct capabilities of iPad. Users can expect to see a new floating tab bar for easier navigation and a different way of browsing through documents in apps like Pages and Keynote.

Apple's WatchOS 11 will monitor your vitals even more closely, combining health aspects like heart rate, body temperature, and sleep to helpfully guess whether or not you've been doing things like drinking alcohol before going to bed.

Apple is also adding a training mode to track how intensity impacts workouts over time. The new tools blend weight and age to come up with an “effort rating” on the summary page, ranging from 1 (easy) to 10 (difficult). It also blends other metrics, such as workout duration, to let you know it's opinion on if you’re training too hard or need to step it up a notch.

Users can also check in on your "vital" metrics, which provides more details on your overall health and notifying you when you may be getting sick. At the same time, the Health app's ability to flag when heart rate is up will be more more supportive for like pregnant users.

Apple's share price (AAPL) has ticked downward as the WWDC progresses. Just over half an hour into the event, shares were down more than 1.5% from Monday's opening price.

Shareholders may be disappointed by the lack of artificial intelligence-related announcements so far, given the anticipation the technology ahead of the event. They may also be cluing in to some of the more tepid new features – color customization, for instance – that Apple has hyped in between more exciting announcements, such as the "Insight" feature for Apple TV+ that's notably similar to an existing feature on Amazon Prime Video.

From CNN's Aditi Sangal

Apple is introducing a new feature to its TV app, adding "Insight," which allows users to look up information actors on screen with a swipe down on the remote. It will also display the song playing in the screen, and allow you the functionality of adding it to Apple Music.

AppleTV will also add vocal clarity through the feature of "enhanced dialogues," which ensures that an actor's dialogue will always cut through the noise and be audible.

Users can also get a theater-like experience with 21:9 format for projectors.

Screensavers will also allows users to choose what they want to view.

By CNN's Samantha Kelly

Apple is adding gesture support and "voice isolation" to its popular AirPods line.

The company said it will soon integrate more with Siri when wearing AirPods. For example, users can shake their head "yes" or "no" when a phone call comes through, if they don't feel like talking out loud in a crowded elevator or a bus to a voice from an automated assistant that only you can hear.

Meanwhile, voice isolation will allow users on the other end of a call to hear better when someone is using AirPods in a noisy setting.

From CNN's Aditi Sangal

Apple users will be able to send and receive messages via satellite when they don't have WiFi or cell connection.

It uses the same technology that powers emergency SOS via satellite.

The capability is available on iPhone 14 and newer models since, and powers all messages, emojis and tab backs.

iMessages sent over satellite are end-to-end encrypted, and also covers texts to non-Apple users.

iMessage is getting a bump, too. The company said it will soon let respond to texts with more emoji, not just a thumbs up or double exclamation point.

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