Whereas Microsoft affords a helpful Your Telephone app to assist customers get pleasure from some interoperability between their PC and cellular gadget, it’s isn’t a lot cop when you’ve got an iPhone.
That’s why the brand new Unison app introduced by Intel as we speak – for brand new PCs operating some twelfth Gen processors from Acer, HP and Lenovo initially after which on Thirteenth-Gen fashions from subsequent 12 months – might be a giant deal for a corporation trying to lure iPhone house owners again from their Mac and onto a Home windows gadget within the post-Apple Silicon period.
The app will allow PC house owners to ship information on to their iPhone type the laptop computer or desktop, in addition to reply calls and ship textual content messages. Whereas it’ll additionally work with Android units, that is a lot greater information for individuals who wish to use an iPhone and a Home windows PC in tandem as a result of the aptitude doesn’t presently exist.
“Your Home windows PC and iPhone will likely be singing and dancing collectively,” stated an Intel consultant demonstrating the know-how in the course of the Intel Innovation 2022 expo, which additionally noticed the launch of the Thirteenth Gen “Raptor Lake” processors on Tuesday.
Apple’s iPhone and Mac interoperability works properly, and it’s one thing Google is trying to match with its Pixel telephones and the Google Chromebooks. Nevertheless, whereas Android and Home windows play good collectively, Intel’s Unison would be the first that “seamlessly connects” an iPhone to a PC.
Pairing will likely be easy, Intel says. From that time, pictures taken on the iPhone or Android gadget will seem in a brand new gallery on the PC (pictured above). Notifications may also come into the PC’s personal notification centre, if the Unison app is closed.
The tech is basically the Screenovate app Intel confirmed it had bought at CES 2022 in January and has been rebranded underneath the Unison title. “Intel Unison is a brand new software program resolution that gives seamless connectivity between telephones (Android and iOS) and PCs — beginning with performance together with file switch, textual content messaging, cellphone calls and cellphone notifications — coming to new laptops beginning later this 12 months,” the firm says.