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iOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and possibly new Macs

Apple’s 33rd Annual Worldwide Developers Conference is scheduled to kick off on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. Like the 2020 and 2021 events, the conference will be held digitally only, so it’s free. for all developers around the world.

The main event will give us our first look at new OS updates, including iOS 16, iPad OS 16, mac OS 13tvOS 16, and watchOS 9, as well as rumors suggesting we could see some new devices. Everything we heard about this year’s event is explained below.

iOS 16

Most of the rumors about iOS 16 were vague, so we know very little about the OS update right now. In previous years, new versions of iOS have leaked earlier and given us a glimpse of the next set of features, but that didn’t happen this year.

However, we have heard some rumors about what to expect, with a lot of information gleaned from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gorman, who has reliable sources with information about Apple’s plans.

New features rumored

  • Fixed lock screen with wallpapers with “widget-like capabilities”.
  • There will be “big” improvements to notifications, although we don’t know the details.
  • A messaging app with “social network-like functionality” with a special focus on voice messaging.
  • Health app with extended sleep tracking and medication management features. Apple is working on a tool that will allow users to scan their pill bottles in the app, and new women’s health features are expected.
  • Apple’s new apps are up and running, with no more specific information.
  • Apple is also working on “new ways for the system to interact,” but what that means isn’t entirely clear.
  • New types of fitness + training.
  • apple music A classic app with an interface based on Primephonic, an app that Apple acquired in 2021.

Possible features based on iPhone 14 rumors

  • always on display for iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max (not available until September).
  • The status bar interface has likely been revamped for the iPhone 14 Pro‌ and Pro Max to fit the punch-hole dial design that’s expected to replace the notch found on those devices.
  • The iPhone 14 models are expected to have a vehicle accident detection feature, which will automatically call emergency services when a collision is detected. This may require new ‌iOS 16‌ functionality.
  • Apple may also add a satellite-based emergency feature to iPhone 14‌ models, which will be compatible with ‌iOS 16‌. This feature allows iPhones to send emergency text messages when cell coverage is out and to report important emergencies when coverage is unavailable.
  • iOS 16 could include Buy Now Pay Later file support for apple pay developed by Apple.
  • You can also support Device Subscription Program It will allow customers to pay a monthly fee for iPhone AND iPad or mac.

For more information on what to expect in iOS 16, Have a personalized summary for iOS 16.

iPad OS 16

iPadOS 16 will gain many of the new features introduced in ‌iOS 16‌, but Apple is also working on iPad‌-specific add-ons.

With iPadOS 16, Apple aims to make the iPad‌ Act like a laptop from a smartphone, the new ‌iPad‌ software will be one of the biggest updates announced at WWDC.

The update will have a redesigned multitasking interface that will make it easier to switch between tasks and see what apps are open, as well as allow users to resize windows. Apple also plans to roll out new ways for users to handle multiple apps at once, in what feels like a Mac-like multitasking experience.

Mac OS 13

We don’t know much about the feature set coming to macOS 13‌, as there have been quite a few leaks. Rumored to feature a revised System Preferences interface that will bring it more in line with the Settings app on the iPhone‌ and iPad‌, with an update to include individual settings organized by the app.

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Apple is also expected to update some default apps, so we may see improvements to Messages, Mail, Safari, and more. Messages in particular are rumored to gain social network-like functionality with improvements to voice messaging. This is common in ‌iOS 16‌, but Messages generally has feature parity across platforms.

As for the name, ‌macOS 13‌ could be macOS Mammoth, according to Apple’s trademark filings. Apple dates back to 2013 to trademarks of various California landmarks, and Mammoth was the longest running brand, though its status is unknown at this time, and Apple has in the past chosen some names that weren’t on those. The list never appears, so the name is uncertain.

os 9 clock

watchOS 9 will have some updates that will affect daily operation and navigation on the wrist device.

  • Updated power saving mode that will allow you to use apps and features while reducing battery usage.
  • Expanded atrial fibrillation detection feature with the added “burden,” also known as the number of times a person has atrial fibrillation over a period of time.
  • Improve health and activity tracking.
  • More types of exercise.
  • Additional metrics for running training.
  • Update to existing views.

tvOS 16

tvOS doesn’t typically have as many new features as other OS updates, and we don’t know much about tvOS 16, but it’s rumored to include additional smart home connections. You may be able to do more with smart home products via Camel after you release the update.

hardware capabilities

Recent WWDC events have focused only on software and haven’t included any hardware announcements, so it’s not yet clear if we’ll see any hardware featured at this year’s event. If we do, the devices listed below are the most likely candidates.

MacBook Air

If Apple plans to introduce new Macs at this event, a stock MacBook Air is the device we’ll likely see my BloombergMark Gorman. Apple is said to be “aiming” to introduce the MacBook Air at the event, but COVID-related supply chain issues in China may prevent Apple from doing so.

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The next-generation MacBook Air is expected to feature a design overhaul with a MacBook Pro-like shape that eliminates the tapered chassis. It will be slimmer and lighter, it is expected to come in various colors including grey, silver, champagne and blue. The ‌MacBook Air‌ is expected to feature slim white bezels and a matching white keyboard, and could be around 13.6 inches in size.

‌MacBook Air‌ is likely to come with the next generation metro 2 which is expected to feature the same number of compute cores as metro 1 (eight), but will include speed improvements that will make it slightly faster. It’s also rumored to have improved graphics with nine or 10 GPU cores, up from seven or eight in the current M1‌MacBook Air‌.

The ‌M2‌ chip will be the first update to the M1-series chips that Apple has used in Apple silicon devices to date. Although various rumors have indicated that the ‌MacBook Air‌ will feature an ‌M2‌ chip, according to an Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo She thinks Apple may focus on redesign rather than new chip technology.

He said that TSMC’s next-generation N3 and N4P manufacturing operations will do just that. It will not be ready for mass production. Until 2023, Apple will only be able to offer an iterative update that is expected to use the same N5P chip used in the A15 and ‌M1‌.

It could be more about the next generation MacBook Air found in our MacBook Air 2022 guide.

macpro

In 2019, the redesigned modular Mac Pro was shown off at WWDC ahead of its late 2019 launch, and there’s a chance we’ll see a similar reveal this year.

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Head of hardware engineering at Apple John Ternus Confirmed at spring event An Apple silicon version of the ‌Mac Pro‌ is in the works, expected to launch sometime in 2022.

Apple may give us a little preview of the ‌Mac Pro‌ before it launches later in the year.

Rumors indicate that the ‌Mac Pro‌ will have a more powerful chip than the ‌Mac Pro‌ M1 Ultra used in studio macs. It is expected to feature up to 40 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores, making it twice as powerful as the M1 Ultra.

Apple could offer a ‌M1 Ultra‌ successor device which is actually two linked M1 Ultra SIMs plugged into each other, as the ‌M1 Ultra‌ itself is basically two max linked M1 SIMs. Potato chips. If so, the next Mac Pro ‌ chip will be four times more powerful than the ‌M1 Max‌.

AR/VR headset?

There were rumors last year that the long-rumored AR/VR headset could see a showing at the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference, but it looks like that won’t happen.

Apple Mixed Reality Headset Model Feature


BloombergMark Gurman‌ and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo‌ said the headphones are simply not ready to go right now, that’s where Apple still has issues to work with. Kuo believes that Apple will launch the headphones in 2023 and Gurman said that Apple has no plans to make a “full announcement” of the headphones at WWDC.

However, a trademark of “realityOS,” the headset’s operating system, was recently discovered, and features a foreign registration deadline of June 8, 2022. This is a legal requirement, and the date appears to have nothing to do with WWDC and it’s a coincidence.

MacRumors coverage

Apple plans to livestream the WWDC keynote on its website, the Apple TV‌ app, and YouTube, but for those who can’t watch, we’ll be covering the event on MacRumors.com and via Twitter. Twitter account MacRumorsLive.

We’ll also have detailed coverage of all of Apple’s announcements for the rest of the week and keep going as we test new software.

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