We are a month and a half away from officially seeing the new operating systems that Apple will introduce to WWDC21. Systems that we know little or nothing about, but that today, thanks to Mark Gurman, we know a little more.
Confidentiality and more flexibility in notifications
The Bloomberg reporter hopes iOS 15 will improve the notification system, redesign the iPad home screen, update the lock screen, and add new privacy protections. With the code name Sky these operating systems, given their state of development, can still see significant changesBut from what Bloomberg has learned, we’ll see some major changes in several key sections.
According to the report, Apple is developing a system to allow us to better manage notifications, such as being able to choose whether or not the iPhone should play a sound depending on its status. This functionality would come from the hand of a menu that would allow us to choose the notification behaviors depending on whether we drive, work, sleep or in other scenarios that we can customize. The menu will be displayed on the lock screen, in Control Center, and in the Settings app on iPhone and iPad.
The system too will have an option to automatically reply to certain messages depending on the st ate we have configured. A substantial improvement over the automatic response system that currently works when our iPhone is in “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode. Apple has also added specific notification preferences for Do Not Disturb and Sleep Mode.
Status-centric notification management with more granular control, iMessage news, app privacy notifications, and a redesign of the iPad home screen.
According to Gurman, Apple is working on improvements for iMessage in order to establish a more social component in the service and acquire some of the features of WhatsApp. According to the sources of the publication, these changes could come later, after the presentation of iOS 15 at WWDC21.
As for the iPad, we will also see changes in the software. According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a home screen update that has barely changed since the introduction of the original iPad in 2010. Apple would allow you to use widgets between app icons, as well as replace the entire app grid with widgets only.
In terms of privacy, a fundamental pillar of Apple’s operating systems and on which more and more attention is directed, there will also be news. Apparently iOS 15 will give us a menu that will tell us which apps are collecting data from us without our knowing it. A very useful function so that as users, we can take the actions that we consider relevant.
Along with this news, Bloomberg expects a minor update to arrive in terms of macOS. An update which, after the Big Sur redesign, would bring one-off improvements that are still unknown. In any case, the wait to see these new operating systems will be quite short. On June 7, we will leave doubts.