Apple WWDC 2024: macOS Sequoia with iPhone Mirroring, Passwords App and More Updates Announced

By Sanorita - June 10, 2024
The new macOS Sequoia comes with some important enhancements to Continuity, which enhances iPhone and Mac connectivity. One of the most notable functions is iPhone Mirroring, which enables users to se....

Apple has finally unveiled an array of highly anticipated updates, including Vision Pro, iOS 18, and macOS, among others, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which begins today with a keynote session at Cupertino. With many benefits for end users, almost every software has seen a tremendous enhancement. Talking specifically about macOS, it has undergone several major improvements and is now called macOS Sequoia. The iPhone mirroring feature is the most important addition to the upcoming OS. Users can use their Macs to view and control their iPhones. Almost anything from their iPhone may now be mirrored onto their Mac, including icons, the Home Screen, programs, and more. It allows you to open any application directly, and hear audio from your iPhone. During this period, your iPhone will remain locked, making it impossible for anybody else to access it. It's even easy to drag and drop files and objects between your Mac and iPhone. Continue reading to find out about the upcoming enhancements for Mac users.

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macOS Sequoia: More Highlights 

The Cupertino-based company announced that Mac notifications will now appear alongside iPhone alerts. On Mac, users may respond to these alerts right away, fostering simpler and more smooth productivity. For instance, by clicking on an iPhone notification on their Mac, users can open an app on their iPhones instantly.

macOS Sequoia also boasts a new Passwords application for managing passwords, notably internet passwords, WiFi passwords, app and verification codes. The app allows passwords to sync and autofill across devices. It is also available on Windows via the iCloud for Windows app, to offer a consistent experience throughout platforms.

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New functionalities for improved browsing are added to Safari in Sequoia. Without requiring the user to explore the full page, the Highlights feature employs machine learning to extract vital data from websites. It also Reader mode and a video viewer.

What the Company Has to Say?

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering commented 'The all-star combination of the power of Apple silicon and the legendary ease of use of macOS have made the Mac more capable than ever.  Today, we’re excited to take macOS to new heights with macOS Sequoia, a big release that elevates productivity and intelligence'

He also added that 'macOS Sequoia ushers in Apple Intelligence, unlocking incredible new features that will be a game changer for working on Mac. And with more ways to help users effortlessly get things done, new Continuity features like iPhone Mirroring, major updates to Safari, and a host of new games, we think Mac users are going to love it'. 

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