Apple Worldwide Developers Council or WWDC 2022 will shed light on the new iOS 16 and other value-added features across the ecosystem. Every year, WWDC showcases the future roadmap for Apple and its related ecosystem.
This year’s WWDC is going to be monumental for several reasons. First, operating systems across the entire Apple ecosystem are due for a major overhaul. This includes iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and WatchOs. Second, there have been rumors that Apple is working on its AR/VR ecosystem, so something related to that is also on the cards. We take a look at some of the most anticipated announcements that tech enthusiasts and Apple fans are looking forward to, and how likely it is that Apple will announce them.iOS 16This has to be the highlight of this year’s WWDC, given that it’s the best-selling iPhone of all Apple products. Unlike previous generational updates to iOS, there have been very few leaks about iOS 16. Some of the most anticipated announcements center around the lock screen. The lock screen is expected to be overhauled with lock screen wallpapers that will have widget-like capabilities. There will also be a significant improvement to notifications and how they stack.Other than that, the messaging app, iMessage, should have functionalities similar to that of a social media app. Some of Apple’s top stock apps, like Calendar, should also see major updates. Some more features may be announced that may be limited to the next iPhone 14, such as the always on screen. However, since Apple would like to keep the iPhone 14 under wraps, it’s highly unlikely that specific features of the iPhone 14 lineup will be demonstrated at WWDC. A completely new iPadOS 16 Until a few years ago, Apple imagined the iPad as an extension of the iPhone. A few years ago, however, you began to see the iPad as an extension of your Mac laptops. The new iPadOs are slated to make the iPad more of a laptop than a regular tablet or full-size iPhone, and so Therefore, it will have functions that help with that experience. The multitasking interface has undergone an overhaul, making it easier to switch between tasks and also allowing users to resize windows properly. To make the iPad more like Macs, Apple will also allow users to use multiple apps and windows simultaneously. mac OS 13 One of the biggest changes coming to macOS this year is the revised System Preferences app, which will make it more intuitive and easier to navigate, just like the Settings app on most iPhones. Like iOS and iPadOS 16, macOS 13 will also see several revamped Apple apps. These include apps like Messages, Mail, Safari, and much more. WatchOS 9WatchOS 9 will have some changes that will affect the way the device integrates into our daily lives, in a much better way. Power management and power saving mode have probably been overhauled, given that most users of the last generation of Apple Watch were dissatisfied with how quickly their Apple Watch would run out of power. WatchOS 9 will also have expanded atrial fibrillation detection, better health and activity tracking, more exercise types, and revamped watch faces. MacBook Air 2022Though for the past two years, WWDC has focused on software and features, there have also been some hardware announcements. we might be able to see the new macbook air being announced this year at WWDC.This new generation of MacBook Air is expected to usher in an entirely new design, with a MacBook Pro-like shape replacing the tapered edges of previous MacBook Airs. The new MacBook Air is also expected to come in different colors, just like the iMac. The MacBook Air will most likely get an M2 SoC, with improved computing power and improved graphics processing. 2022 Mac ProApple had been working on a new MacPro that would come with Apple’s own SoC. It has been planned for a long time and will, in all likelihood, be announced at this year’s WWDC. If not, Apple will surely tease the new Mac Pro with a sneak peek. VR/AR from AppleApple has been betting on AR/VR for quite some time. Unfortunately, Apple likely won’t show off its VR/AR headsets, mainly because Apple hasn’t been able to resolve the issues yet and isn’t ready for a demo. What Apple will do is introduce a bunch of developer tools, and probably realityOS, the operating system for VR/AR headsets. Where and how to watch WWDC 2022? Like most of Apple’s recent virtual events, Apple will live stream WDDC 2022 on its website, AppleTV, YouTube and various other social media platforms. You do not need to register to view the event. iPhone, MacBook, or iPad users can stream the event directly from Safari on the official website. The Apple TV+ app will also have a live stream for the keynote address. Apple’s WWDC keynote begins at 10am PST, which is 10:30pm IST. The opening speech should last almost two hours. Via: FirstPost