A traditional conference for WWDC 2020 developers will open next week. Traditionally, at this event, Apple’s most significant updates. This year, Apple is not inviting developers to the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Instead, they will be able to visit WWDC 2020 online. In the future, this format may become the standard.
What is most intriguing in the upcoming conference is the presentation, which will take place on June 22. By tradition, it is she who opens the event, which lasts several days. The presentation will definitely show the new versions of key Apple operating systems. However, there is no doubt that the company will not stop there.
So what to expect from Apple? We have prepared for you the most likely and intriguing updates.
New iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
The previous version of iOS 13 (iPadOS 13) was perhaps one of the most unsuccessful builds among mobile operating systems, while iOS 12 was limited to only two. As a result, iOS 14 expects the most stable operation without alterations immediately after the release of the final version. However, this is not all that is expected from the new software version.
On the home screen, absolutely all applications can be presented in one separate list, there will be several options for sorting. It will be possible to place your favorite applications on the same home screen along with widgets.
The company will also provide an opportunity to partially launch programs, and the need to fully download the application from the App Store will disappear. This functionality will be called Clips. Developers will receive the appropriate API.
For example, if you followed the link to a post on Instagram, but you have not installed this application, the service will show not just the mobile version of the site, but part of the mobile application with a link to the full one. Users are confident that this will improve the experience of using iOS.
Also in the new version of the software there will be an application to improve the physical health of users. It should be borne in mind that it will not replace “Activity” with the iPhone or “Workout” with the Apple Watch. It will collect video training from the best instructors. With this update, the user can independently engage in sports – at home or in the fresh air.
It remains a mystery how developers implement it, but rumors say that the iPhone on iOS 14 can be turned into a key for your car. Probably, at first it will be available only on new premium cars and higher.
This is not all the innovations that owners of the first generation iPhone SE and newer Apple smartphones will be able to try.
What about watchOS 7?
There is little data reported about this OS for smartwatches. Many are waiting for third-party dials for every next version of watchOS. But they are unlikely to appear in the new system. Nevertheless, Apple will be able to console those who are disappointed – the settings of existing dials can be shared with friends using special links.
Also in watchOS 7 we are waiting for an even more informative version of the Infographics watch face. It is likely she will get the prefix Pro. In a word, there will be even more data on the watch’s screen, and there will definitely be fans of such a solution.
However, special attention should be paid to the built-in applications for monitoring sleep and study time. The first program will monitor the quality of rest at night, and the second will limit work with hours, for example, at school. Perhaps this is the very part of the “children’s mode” Apple Watch.
It is still unknown whether such an opportunity will be realized in watches that are already on the market. Probably, the next update will receive a new model, which is expected to be released in the fall.
Makbukov also touches. We are waiting for the updated macOS 10.16
Apple is due to release an ARM processor-based laptop next year. It will be a rethinking of the 12-inch MacBook with a significant increase in battery life. And yet, albeit partial, but the transition to a new architecture in macOS is unlikely to pass without various nuances. The company should start preparing developers for this now, so in the new macOS 10.16 all the necessary tools may already be in 2020.
It is expected that at WWDC 2020 Apple will already tell something about its new processors or even show them, but the output is still expected no earlier than next year.
Single subscription. It may be called Apple Premium
According to rumors, the company will present a single subscription. It will include several services at once, including Apple Music, Apple TV + and more. Rumor has it that it will be cheaper. In addition, the user will have general access to all purchased applications from different platforms.
Say goodbye to iPhone
Apple’s acclaimed insider, John Prosser, has posted a fresh tweet. There were only two words: iPhone OS. It seems that this is a hint at changing the name of the mobile operating system for smartphones.
Apple previously renamed the tablet system to iPadOS. It is logical that the new iPhone OS fits into the naming system and the scheme for their creation. It seems that the company wants to categorize the OS of its products.
In addition, information surfaced about renaming iPhone smartphones to Apple Phone. And if OS rebranding is logical and predictable, then it is hard to believe in the new Apple Phone. Still, the iPhone is an established brand that is in demand and popular all over the world.
iMac: new design and filling that many are waiting for
Monoblock iMac can get a radically new design. In fact, it has not changed since 2007. Yes, in 2009 and 2012 there were small additions. And yet, the company could not offer us anything significant new.
And now for the filling. At WWDC 2020, Apple will show iMac, reminiscent of both the latest iPad Pro, and Apple Pro Display XDR. And it will have a superfast SSD. Despite the fact that there is no exact data on its release, only rumors and concepts, this update will already sell to many the new candy bar from Apple.
AirPods Studio and AirPods X
Apple fans are looking forward to full-size wireless headphones with replaceable ear pads and a headband. Finally, a seamless connection will be implemented, fast switching between different sound sources. By the way, these headphones can be worn on either side – the new AirPods will automatically determine which ear is left and which is right.