The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, also known as WWDC, kicks off today with a keynote at 10:00 AM PT (10:30 PM EST). The developer-focused keynote has traditionally covered upcoming software from the Cupertino electronics giant, and this year we can expect the latest versions of its operating systems for mobile devices, tablets, PCs, smartwatches and TV boxes, specifically iOS. 16, iPadOS 16. , macOS 13, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16. Other announcements expected from the developer conference include new and improved native apps, while some rumors indicate that Apple may introduce new Mac devices at the main event in the form of a new MacBook Air. Stay tuned for live updates from the keynote right here, and in the meantime, you can stay up to date with the latest rumors about upcoming announcements.
New software, hardware
As we mentioned, Apple has traditionally used WWDC as a platform to showcase the latest versions of its operating systems, and this year we should see previews of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 before they go into beta testing. and public releases later in 2022.
iOS 16 is expected to bring improvements to features and apps such as notifications, the lock screen, the Camera, Messages, and Health apps, in addition to new sound effects, redesigned app icons, interactive widgets, updated theme options, and a floating window. applications. On the other hand, iPadOS 16 is expected to offer improved multitasking, almost on par with macOS.
As for the company’s desktop and laptop operating system, macOS 13, which is rumored to be codenamed Mammoth, is said to be bringing incremental changes, including a redesign for native apps. watchOS 9 is expected to bring updates in areas related to health tracking, improved atrial fibrillation, other daily activities, and navigation.
Finally, while there are few rumors about tvOS 16, Apple may decide to introduce homeOS as a dedicated smart home operating system at WWDC22. We also mentioned that there is a chance that Apple will introduce new Mac devices at the event, and the latest rumors indicate that the company will release the MacBook Air 2022 with a 14-inch display, and, less likely, it may also introduce the expected 13-inch screens. inch MacBook Pro, both powered by the new Apple M2 SoC.