Craig Federighi Talks iOS 16 Lock Screen Redesign, macOS Ventura System Settings, and More at 'The Talk Show Live'

Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, joined by Apple's senior vice president of marketing, Greg Joswiak, have talked at length about iOS 16's lock screen redesign, iPadOS 16's and macOS Ventura's new "Stage Manager" feature, gaming on the Mac, and more with Daring Fireball's John Gruber.


In this year's WWDC installment of The Talk Show, taped live from Apple Park at Apple's new developer center, the two top executives discussed the latest software announcements, including the new suite of customization features coming to the iPhone lock screen. Federighi said that Apple wanted to offer users the ability to make their lock screen truly theirs.

During the 90-minute conversation, Federighi addressed recent controversy that has arisen following ‌macOS Ventura‌'s introduction of the redesigned System Preferences, now renamed System Settings. One aspect of the redesign that has gotten noted on Twitter is the removal of videos that demo macOS trackpad gestures. Federighi confirmed during the interview that those videos are coming back in a "new experience" in a future ‌macOS Ventura‌ beta.

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Federighi said that despite what some may think, ‌macOS Ventura‌'s redesign of System Setting was not largely inspired by iOS. Federighi instead said that team's main goal was consistency for users, saying System Settings on ‌macOS Ventura‌ is a "great interface."

Top Rated Comments

Thunderstrike76 Avatar
9 months ago
Is this going to be the usual painful interview with Gruber where he launches soft ball questions and never digs or goes deep? I stopped listening to his podcast. Can’t stand the incredibly boring 15 minutes of unrelated chit chat before actually getting to the Apple news. If there’s one guy who thinks very highly of himself it’s this man.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeeKennedy Avatar
9 months ago
Any questions about the store unionisation drive, or would that be too much like journalism?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macative Avatar
9 months ago
Gruber is insufferable. The way he pretends like the Lock Screen changes don't really apply to iPad and doesn't even give them a chance to discuss it is pathetic. Much like widgets and other changes, Apple is simply a year behind on it. Plain and simple. And no one wants to own that in an interview, so they skip it.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dschmitty-o Avatar
9 months ago
Can you imagine putting in all the time and effort to become a senior executive at Apple, and spend time having to deal with silly topics such as these? I wish one of them would roll their eyes and say "deal with it". Instead, we get detailed discussions akin to debating how many angels can stand on the head of a pin.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AAPLGeek Avatar
9 months ago
Gruber is painful to listen to...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brofkand Avatar
9 months ago
I miss Phil Schiller being in these interviews :(
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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