Just like last year, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will go entirely online, thanks to the global pandemic. The company set a date of June 7 for its digital-only developer’s event. The event now is a showcase of Apple’s power in software for its latest products including the iPhone and Mac. The annual conference will include keynotes, sessions, and other events, all available in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website for free to all developers.
“Previously in 2020, Apple announced iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, and the preparation of its own Apple Silicon chips.”
What can we expect now?
iOS 15, watchOS 8 are ready to roll.
With watchOS 8, the newest version of watchOS, Apple could add more features regarding health. Though it’s very likely to see an upgrade of watchOS this year. Last year, watchOS 7 introduced a few new features like sleep tracking, handwashing, and updated watch faces.
Last year, Apple showed the first look at iOS 14, the new version of iOS that was released later that year on the iPhone. iOS 14 got a lot of new features such as Home Screen widgets, a redesigned Siri, the App library, and more. iOS 15 will be a better version of iOS 14 as Apple focuses on adding little tweaks to make the experience better. Rumour has it that Apple will drop support for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and the first-generation iPhone SE. As iOS 15 will only support devices that an A10 or later processors.
iPadOS 15, macOS 12
Last year, Apple released macOS Big Sur and it featured a big upgrade in design. macOS 12, however, is likely to have more features but nothing too exclusive.
As the next-generation of iPad Pro will launch soon, iPadOS 15 will likely focus on features that can make the tablet closer to the computer. Apple and their developer community is working to bring pro-level desktop apps to the iPad Pro. This is a good news for all those who use iPad pro as the next version will give a boost to it.
tvOS 15 could see a major rework
Last year’s tvOS 14 added some important features including a new Control Center for HomeKit accessories, multi-user support for Apple Arcade, and support for more game controllers. While the tvOS 14 was a minor upgrade, the tvOS 15 could introduce a major design upgrade.
The new hardware hopefully comes with a fast A-series chipset and an up-to-date remote. There are rumors of Apple developing its own gaming controller that will be announced alongside the new Apple TV box.