Apple will hold the Worldwide Developers Conference WWDC 2021 Its XNUMXnd annual is digitally-only like an event at last year's conference, which means it's free for all developers around the world. The keynote will be tomorrow, and we will be given our first look at new operating system updates. In this article, we will list everything we expect to see in this conference based on various rumors and reports by specialists and experts in the matter of Apple.
New MacBook Pro
Apple is working on new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models which it may announce at its developer conference. The rumors come from famous leaker John Prosser and other more reliable sources but did not specify the exact month of June for the launch of these new devices.
Analysts also mentioned that new Apple devices could be announced for the first time at this conference, but a report from DigiTimes said the redesigned MacBook Pro models won't be shipped to customers until late 2021.
It is worth noting that Apple has released new devices in the past at its developer conference, but since 2017, it has focused on systems only.
MacRumors recently discovered a battery database that could be used in the next generation MacBook Pro without giving a clear picture of when it was released.
The new MacBook Pro models will feature a different redesign than the MacBook Pros since 2016. Apple will bring back the MagSafe port, and will include an HDMI port and an SD card reader as well as three Thunderbolt ports and USB-C ports.
The new devices will not include a Touch Bar, and instead Apple will return to the physical keys, the devices will have a cooling system redesigned to fit the new silicon chips, and the possibility of adding new colors.
More advanced chipsets
Apple may announce the next generation of its silicon chips, the 10-core chips for MacBook Pro models, with the chips expected to include eight high-performance cores and two energy-saving cores, along with 2 or 16 GPU cores and support for up to 32GB of RAM.
In the future, for the Mac Pro, Apple is working on 20 or 40 multi-core chips, consisting of 16 or 32 high-performance cores and 4 or 8 high-efficiency cores. These upgraded chips are also expected to have 64 or 128 GPU cores, the latter of which will be several times faster than Apple's Nvidia and AMD GPUs.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 update
There have been no major iOS 15 update leaks like there have been in previous years, but there have been some hints about what to expect, sourced from famous leaker Mark Gorman.
Users will be able to set notification preferences based on their status. So if you're awake, for example, you can set your iPhone to send sound notifications, while some apps may only disable the sound if you're asleep.
Users will be able to choose from categories such as driving, working or sleeping, there will be a feature to create custom categories to handle incoming notifications in different ways, along with new settings for automatic replies.
Changes in iMessage
The iMessage update is expected to better compete with other messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram, but it is not expected what Apple will add. Last year, there was evidence that Apple was testing features like dragging sent messages, group chat typing indicators, and marking messages as unread, but none of these features were achieved in the iOS 14 update. We're likely to see them in the iOS 15 update.
Apple plans to further enhance user privacy by adding a new menu that shows apps that silently collect data from users.
In an unconfirmed rumor, Apple is planning to add a new food tracking feature to the Health app. It can allow users to log food items, provide details and track calories through a built-in database.
A new home screen for the iPad
Apple is working on a new home screen for the iPad that allows users to place widgets anywhere. The entire application network will be replaced by widgets on the iPad like the iPhone.
Updates to Usability “Accessibility”
Apple is working on several new accessibility features, including background sounds, an option that will allow users to play different soothing sounds such as the sound of water, rain, or other sounds.
A new feature in AssistiveTouch, will allow the use of the Apple Watch without the need to touch the screen or controls so that the heart rate sensor with machine learning on the watch allows to detect subtle differences in muscle movement and tendon activity that will control the cursor on the screen through hand gestures such as a pinch or a fist .
Apple is also working on eye-tracking on the iPad, adding new Memoji, improvements to MFi (Made for iPod) and more.
Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal said she had heard that Apple would make improvements to Safari, iMessage, Maps, and Health, but she did not provide details about them, and this is something she considers normal for Apple to make improvements to everything.
As much as we know about iOS 15, we don't know much about macOS 12, Apple will give it the name of a California landmark, that's its approach since 2013, like Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina, and Big Sur.
Also, we did not know much about the new system. But it is expected that Apple will bring some of the features expected in iOS to watchOS, such as notification updates, this is not a comprehensive improvement that will affect the majority of the system.
In earlier days, Apple had mistakenly referred to "homeOS" as an operating system in its job listing before later removing it. There is a possibility that tvOS will be renamed homeOS, since tvOS is the operating system that works on both Apple TV and HomePod. It's also possible that the mention of "homeOS" is just a bug on Apple's part.