Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2021 – what to expect?

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today at the Moscone West center in San Francisco. The conference will last until Friday, June 6. It will provide insight into Apple’s plans and developments.

Developers will also get access to the latest tools and technologies. The conference will be attended by more than 1,000 Apple engineers and will feature more than 100 technical sessions and as many workshops. The latest innovations, features and capabilities of Apple systems will also be showcased.
Apple is expected to make streaming of the day’s events available. Streming is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Pacific time, or 7 p.m. Polish time, and will be available at this address. Safari browser required to view streaming.
Based on the streaming made available, one might think that Apple is preparing some kind of solid launch. The Verge service suggests 13 launches that may take place during the conference. We focus primarily on the mobile ones.

iOS 8 and Healthbook

WWDC may bring with it the release of a new version of the operating system. One of the biggest new features may be the Healthbook app, which is expected to bring together health and fitness information. The app is supposed to examine blood pressure, pulse and our all-day activity, all with the help of a smartwatch from Apple.

iWatch

All manufacturers around have their smartwatches and other wearables, so it’s high time for Apple too. The eagerly awaited watch is expected to stand out decisively from the competition. It is supposed to be distinguished by its special focus on health, and not just working with a smartphone on the basis of displaying messages. The iWatch is expected to become known as a personal health assistant, working with ww. Healthbook app.

Smart homes..

…or Internet of Things. Perhaps the conference will showcase new iPhone capabilities that will allow us to manage our homes and become part of the Internet of Things. An iPhone that opens doors, turns on lights, regulates temperature and supports stereo? Why not!

New apps

This proposal does not sound overly interesting compared to other possible launches. However, the new built-in applications for the iPhone could effectively spice it up and bring joy to many users. There may be new apps for viewing photos, editing text or a separate app for iTunes Radio.

The premiere in terms of music apps may also involve Apple’s purchase of Beats Audio and their collaboration.

Beats

Speaking of Beats Audio, I guess everyone is expecting to hear a little more at WWDC about Apple’s partnership with the brand. The deal hasn’t been fully finalized yet, so most likely Apple won’t reveal too much, but nevertheless it may lift a shred of mystery.

Apple Maps

In the app category, Apple may also unveil improved maps. So far, the app has encountered a few problems on its way, so eliminating them and improving the maps themselves could become a premiere worthy of attention. Maps to be enhanced with public transportation data.

The well-known Siri assistant may gain new skills. One of them will perhaps be the ability to recognize songs from the radio. Apple is here to team up with Shazam, an app that has specialized in this area for a good few years now.

Siri may also come to OS X for MacBooks.

iPad with split screen

We all know that Apple’s motto is simplicity, which was expressed m.in. In focusing on one application at a time. However, the company is moving away from this idea a bit, and during WWDC it may unveil an improved iPad, where the user will have the ability to operate two apps at the same time, whose windows will be set side by side. The iPad is to switch to this mode automatically when placed in a horizontal position. However, this functionality may only come to the larger iPad Air.

iPhone 6

It wasn’t long ago that the world was buzzing about the launch of the iPhone 5, and now we may be awaiting the release of a new model. iPhones are expected to hit the market later this year with an enlarged version 4.7-inch and 5.5 inches. Unveiling it as early as this week, however, seems unlikely.