Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is almost here – it has begun June 6 (Monday) and will continue till the 10th. Self Presence limited, the majority of participants will experience the event online. What does Apple have for us?
This phenomenon is all about software and developers. The casual user should look forward to new versions of Apple’s various operating systems that power its phones, tablets, watches, computers, media players and, perhaps, other devices.
The new version of iOS will lay the groundwork for the new iPhones rumored to be coming in September always on display functionality, The main challenge with this is keeping the power usage down and Apple has always been pretty good. Will iPhone 13 and older get AoD? Not likely, as most of the power savings come from hardware and not software.
There is an API for tracking changes related to a screen that allows finer control over how the status bar is displayed. A more dynamic system may prompt a move away from the notch. other designs,
So, what can current users expect? Well, Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman reports that Apple will improve notification system, Additionally, the system’s health tracking features will be improved, but details remain elusive.
Gurman also predicts that Apple’s first party apps will get an overhaul with iOS 16. Messages in particular will receive “social network-like functionality” focused on audio messages. The health app is expected to provide drug management features and improve sleep and women’s health tracking.
The lockscreen is also set to receive new functionality – “wallpapers that have widget-like capabilities”. iOS already has widgets on the homescreen and today view may behave differently to lockscreen ones.
Apple is also working on an overhaul for the multitasking interface, but the changes to its tablet will be more widespread.
The new OS version is reportedly aimed at making the iPad closer to a laptop. Analysts expect change in multitasking interface To include free-form resizable windows in addition to the current split-screen system. Even the app switcher will be touched.
The new software will reportedly introduce a new power-saving mode. It won’t be as limited as Power Reserve Mode as it will still let you use certain apps and features while still prolonging battery life. how long is? We will find out on Monday.
The user interface can also be reworked and will have new health features. Rumors suggest that the new version will receive atrial fibrillation detection as well as new workout types and metrics.
macOS 13 and newer Mac
macOS 13, perhaps also called the “mammoth,” could see an overhaul of first-party apps, similar to its counterparts on iOS.
And while WWDC is mostly a software event, some leakers suggest Apple may unveil the first m2 mac, The company will reportedly debut with a new MacBook Air, with a new Mac Mini also not out of the question.
Smart home controls could improve, but Apple has kept any changes a secret.
Full disclosure of Apple’s rumor vr headset There is little chance, but the company could begin its work on virtual and augmented reality, which has been done behind the scenes so far. A key component of this will be the software that will power future headsets, dubbed ROS.
A “buy now, pay later” service for Apple Pay has been rumored for at least last year. This will allow users to purchase an item and pay in installments. The service was described as having two options – four interest-free payments every two weeks and monthly payments with interest. However, we haven’t heard much about it lately, so Apple may have dropped the idea.