This Monday, June 7 begins the WWDC 2021, which will last all week. During the inaugural keynote, Apple will unveil its software roadmap for the next 12 months. In addition to that, other surprises are also expected, like hardware and other things that you don’t expect.
We review all of this three days after the Most Important Presentation for Apple Developers. The same one who will renew the alma of our devices and keep them up to date for an entire year.
WWDC 2021: what to expect
New operating systems iOS 15, macOS 12 and more
Contrary to what has happened on other occasions, this WWDC has not suffered any major leaks. Last year, a preview version of iOS 14 disclosed that revealed a lot of information about the system, which was later confirmed during the corresponding WWDC. This was not the case in 2021, when we went to WWDC almost blindly.
Much of the importance will be taken by iOS 15, without a doubt. Very specific things are known about this new version of the iPhone software:
- Choice of the type of notifications according to the new states, such as driving, working or sleeping as well as other customizable ones.
- The lock screen will also adapt to these new states.
- Improvements to privacy functions with a specific menu of data used by applications.
- A meal diary for dieting.
- An improvement of the dark mode, without however specifying in which direction.
As for macOS 12, we can expect some obvious improvements in IPad applications running on Mac with Apple Silicon chip. And also specific functions for these models, since this is the first version of macOS developed with Mac Apple Silicon in the street.
One of the most frequently asked questions is the name that will accompany macOS 12. Mammoth and Monterey are two of the contestants, both icons of California geography (the first a lake and the second a Big Sur region). Apparently Apple has already registered both names recently.
As for the rest of the operating systems, no other details are known. watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 they went unnoticed in the world of leaks. As for iPadOS 15, the arrival of widgets, which can be placed on any side of the screen.
Will there be a new homeOS?
In recent days it has appeared a new operating system called homeOS, disclosed in a job posting from Apple. The mention was quickly removed from the offer, but it was long enough for Applefera to echo. This leads us to speculate on a HomeKit relaunch and Apple’s home automation effort.
This sector has evolved a lot in recent years, Apple being part of a large coalition of home automation platforms and manufacturers. At the same time, those in Cupertino have added the Thread protocol to the HomePod mini and the Apple TV 4K. It is very possible that this WWDC 2021 we will see something of it.
The most popular Apple hardware
The material also aspires to have a place in this WWDC 2021. The developer conferences They are not the usual place to introduce new equipment. But it’s not uncommon for Apple to do so, to the point of introducing batteries as happened in 2017.
The clearest candidate to unveil is the new 2021 MacBook Pro. It would come in two sizes of 14 and 16 inches and it would incorporate a new design with more ports, HDMI, SD card reader and a version of MagSafe at the same time as it gets rid of the Touch Bar. There are several rumors that point to its presentation at WWDC. Although there are also others who place them this fall.
There are other products in swimming pools, although were not placed in WWDC 2021. One of them is the new redesigned MacBook Air and another redesigned Mac mini. For now, we shouldn’t rule out a small role for hardware at Apple’s WWDC. After all, we’re about to turn a year since the announcement of the switch to Apple Silicon, and a conference full of developers is the best time.