Apple has confirmed the product lineup for its next big event – the Worldwide Developers Conference. The event kicks off on June 6 and will end on June 11. While WWDC is primarily a developer’s conference, the highlight is the announcement of new operating system updates for developers. Apple devices. Apple will give a glimpse of what’s coming on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. There was a time during WWDC when Apple also introduced new products. Here’s a look at what to expect from WWDC 2022:
WWDC begins June 6 with keynote speech
The keynote is scheduled for June 6 (10:30pm IST). During the keynote, Apple will talk about what’s coming to the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac and other devices in terms of software upgrades.
iOS 16: New Features for iPhone
iOS 16 is the next big upgrade for iPhone users. While the official rollout will happen at the end of the year – September or October – Apple will introduce the big features of iOS 16. So far, little is known but it is expected that Apple will not bring about a design overhaul. New features in Focus mode are expected along with some tweaks in the announcement.
iPadOS 16: More Mac-like?
Over the last few years, Apple has made iPadOS feature-rich for a laptop-like experience. Rumors suggest multitasking will continue to get better on the iPad. Just like the iPhone, the iPad is also expected to have a redesigned notification system.
watchOS 9: New faces, health features
The watch face on the Apple Watch is expected to receive a major update. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has said that Apple will redesign many of its current Watch faces as well as bring in new ones. Gurman, who has a good track record of keeping up with Apple’s updates, has also said that watchOS 9 will be one of the biggest upgrades to the Watch in a couple of years.
macOS 13: A ‘huge’ update
Apple has named the latest macOS updates after the national parks in California – Big Sur, Catalina, etc. It is rumored that macOS 13 could be called Mammoth. In terms of features, with Apple focusing on its own silicon processors, we could see updates geared towards that. Universal Control is a feature that could receive another upgrade with macOS 13.
tvOS: New Features
Apple TV’s operating system is also expected to get a refresh. However, little is known about what to expect in terms of features.
One more thing?
Rumors of a new MacBook Air have been around for a while. WWDC might just be the event where Apple could launch a new MacBook Air with the next generation of its own silicon processor.