Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, better known as WWDC, is taking place on June 6th with a keynote address scheduled for 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET. The event is intended for developers, but the rest of the world will tune in as Apple unveils the latest on iOS, macOS and iPadOS and may unveil new hardware.
As in previous years, Apple will hold WWDC as an online virtual event that all developers can stream from the comfort of their homes from June 6-10. The keynote – the focal point for Apple fans – will be streamed online for everyone to watch, and this year some lucky developers will be in attendance. The big day is approachinglet’s take a look at everything Apple is likely to announce at its next WWDC event.
How to watch the WWDC 2022 keynote
First a date and time for your calendars. Apple’s keynote will be held on June 6 at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET. It will likely continue to stream Apple’s website and the officer Apple’s YouTube channel. you can keep Apple’s events page bookmarked, as it is usually updated with additional information and a link to add the event to your calendars.
What to expect at WWDC 2022
If there’s one thing we know for a fact, It is that Apple will unveil updates for iOS 16. The company will reportedly unveil new health app features and debut updates to iPhone notifications Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Just don’t expect a complete UI redesign.
Gurman says “there should be big changes throughout the system” and “new ways of interacting” with iOS. He also said there would be updates to Apple apps, although none were specifically mentioned. Other leakers claim iOS will add a crash detection system and a larger widget interface. For iPad owners, iPadOS is said to have more multitasking capabilities and could even get a “Pro” mode.
Miscellaneous Event Highlights will probably include watchOS 9, macOS 13, and tvOS 16 – Updates for the Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple TV operating systems, respectively. While changes to macOS 13 remain a mystery, watchOS could lay the groundwork for one to come Body temperature tracking function.
There are also rumors of Apple unveiling rOS, or RealityOS, the software that is set to form the basis of Apple’s forthcoming virtual and augmented reality endeavors. Apple needs to get its AR/VR platform in the hands of developers well before the hardware arrives. so apps are raring to go as soon as the first headsets hit the market. Could WWDC 2022 be the moment Apple makes its foray into this burgeoning space? Possibly. While that’s not the case, we should hear some hints of a mixed reality headset coming in iOS 16.
Even more exciting is the new hardware that may debut at WWDC. When we get new products, they will probably be in the Mac family. While no new hardware was announced at the last two events, WWDC 2020 gave us Apple’s intent to switch from Intel to its own M1 processors. Before that, Apple announced the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, and introduced the iMac Pro in 2017. alongside updates to the iMac, MacBook, and MacBook Pro.
There is a possibility, even a fairly significant one, that WWDC 2022 is a software-only event. When we get new hardware, it will likely come in the form of a new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro 13 as the base version. We’re also expecting (sometime this year) an updated iMac and a Mac mini running on an M2 chip. Those who skipped the Studio Display to save for an even more expensive monitor may have a chance to splurge on the rumored Pro Display XDR refresh with a 7K resolution.
Apple has done a good job of keeping things under wraps leading up to WWDC, so it’s worth getting ready for this event. You never know, there could always be an unexpected “one more thing”.