At the end of March, Apple announced the date of the WWDC 2021 conference. The event will run from June 7 to 11. As happened last year, for obvious reasons, the event will be streamed and there will be no audience participation.
In the WWDC 2021 the signature of the logo of the bitten apple will present all the innovations related to the software of the new versions of its operating systems. In other words, Apple will present iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8 and macOS 12. Although on some occasions, Apple takes the opportunity to present certain hardware products, so we can expect a strange surprise.
According to Apple’s official WWDC21 schedule, the software presentation will take place on June 7, while on June 10, the Developer Design Awards will take place. But what news will Apple be presenting at WWDC? Keep reading to find out.
Everything Apple Could Show at WWDC 2021
Apple will stick, once again, to the virtual format during its developer conference. Streaming will be based on a previously filmed recording in which we will see the already usual excellent production of the company and in which we will attend the presentation of software products for iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac, iMac and MacBook.
We’re kicking off with one of this year’s biggest WWDC attractions, a new software release that iPhone users have high hopes for. We are talking about iOS 15.
As usual in recent years, all eyes on WWDC will be on iOS 15. Thanks to the latest leaks from some initiates We already know many new features of iOS 15. In fact, a week ago, Apple already announced the first accessibility features of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 via a press release.
The advantages of accessibility iOS 15 will consist of implementing relaxing background sounds for users with Neurodiversity, voice sounds for Switch Control, and text size customization settings in specific apps.
There will also be new personalization elements for Memojis based on people with disabilities, but most likely Apple will include new hats, glasses, hair, and other facial features.
Another novelty revealed by the latest rumors concerns the notification management. IOS 15 users will have the option to set certain preferences based on their status. For example, if they are sleeping, they can ask the system to send an automatic reply to a message. Everything seems to indicate that it will be a great innovation in iOS.
Apple plans further changes to its messaging platform iMessage with iOS 15. The company wants its Messages application to look more like WhatsApp in the sense that it will have more functions that will give it a “social network” aspect in order to better compete in this market sector. We’re probably talking about news like statuses, stories and other elements that link the app to other ecosystem services such as Apple Music, Apple TV + or Apple Arcade.
Regarding iOS 15 privacy, Apple will notify users which apps collect data about them silently.
Not as many new iPadOS features have leaked this year as in previous years, but the launch of the new iPad Pro models suggests that the operating system will receive some very interesting changes.
From Bloomberg, they reported that iPadOS 15 will bring the biggest update for the iPad operating system since 2010. One of the few news that we can expect is the arrival of the customization of widgets
The new widgets were already present in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, however, on the iPad it is not yet possible to intersperse and organize the widgets between applications. Instead, they’re positioned to the side of the home screen. iPadOS 15 will change that.
On the other hand, the appearance on stage of the M1 processor in the iPad Pro could imply that Apple offers support for applications such as Xcode or Final Cut Pro, in addition to the implementation of a new multitasking system and many other functions. Finally, we can also expect some aesthetic changes in the user interface such as new menus or a redesign of app icons.
New features for the Apple Watch operating system include changes to the “Always-On” screen in watchOS 8. This “extension” of functionality, as it is called in 9to5mac, will include support for the view Now playing, map navigation and timer app countdowns.
We will update the content of this article if we learn more about watchOS 8 before WWDC 2021.
Little news has been released this year regarding the changes to tvOS software version 15 for Apple TV. But given that Apple has launched a new Apple TV 4K, it suggests that Apple is preparing big improvements in the platform.
Rumor has it that TvOS 15 will offer a major UI overhaul and introduce a child fashion with parental controls, as well as the launch of applications such as Screen time, FaceTime, and iMessage.
Among some of the new features of tvOS 15, we could expect the arrival of the feature Picture in picture in videos, new screen saver and other changes such as home screen user interface design changes and separate menus.
At first, it was rumored that there would be changes to the macOS nomenclature with this year’s update. But some references found in the Apple Webkit documentation confirm that its nomenclature will be macOS 12.
Very little is known about the new macOS update that will be showcased at WWDC 2021, but some rumors suggest that this year’s OS update for Mac products will not be as big as the one. from previous years. In other words, it would be a minor update.
Even so, it is expected that some very interesting changes will be introduced such as improvements in the security, an important the integration with other operating systems such as iOS and iPadOS, and other internal and design improvements.
Other possible material presentations
As previously anticipated, although WWDC is a conference created specifically for developers, on other occasions the company has showcased new products.
At this special event, Apple could present a new model of MacBook Pro with mini-LED technology and an “M1X” or “M2” processor. In addition, we can see the presentation of other products such as a Mac mini, a MacBook Air and / or a Mac Pro.
Either way, WWDC 2021 will be a developer-specific event and we’re unlikely to see the hardware showcase.
Since iPadízate, as usual for many years, We will achieve extensive coverage of WWDC 2021 on June 7th to keep you informed of all the news. The event can be viewed on Apple’s official website, on the TV app and on YouTube.