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Executive Summary:

  • New “Shared with You” and SharePlay features deconstruct content sharing and group activities anchored around FaceTime and iMessage
  • New privacy features double-down on Apple’s stance on user-empowerment
  • New features positioning Apple Wallet as an identity authentication hub
  • Siri on third-party devices and Matter interoperability standards help Apple extend smart home reach
  • New ways for brands to test different versions of apps and promote in-app events
  • Surprisingly light on AR…

Richard Yao

Manager of Strategy & Content, IPG Media Lab

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