When Is It, and What Will Apple Announce?

WWDC is one among Apple’s largest occasions of the yr, bringing builders from world wide underneath one roof to be taught concerning the subsequent massive software program updates from the corporate. In fact, with COVID-19 nonetheless an ever-present problem, Apple has made the shift to an online-only format, however that doesn’t imply the occasion gained’t be packed filled with thrilling bulletins for Apple product homeowners.

Right here’s every little thing it’s worthwhile to learn about WWDC 2021, together with particulars on when the keynote is anticipated to happen and what you need to anticipate from this yr’s convention.

When is WWDC 2021?

As confirmed by Apple in late March 2021, WWDC 2021 is because of happen between 7 – 11 June 2021, returning to its standard first full week of June schedule after the delayed WWDC 2020 befell in late June.

Whereas unconfirmed by now, it’s greater than possible that Apple will host a keynote on the primary day of the convention to formally unveil its largest bulletins, possible iOS 15, macOS 12 and probably even the Apple-designed desktop chipset rumoured to be included within the refreshed iMac line later this yr – it did announce the M1 chipset at WWDC 2020, in any case.

The place will WWDC 2021 happen?

Apple historically hosts WWDC in San Jose, California, however like in 2020, the pandemic has precipitated Apple to shift to an online-only focus for WWDC 2021.

As with final yr’s occasion, the keynote, together with all of the developer classes, will likely be accessible through livestream, though the latter is unique to attendees.

The excellent news is that, because of the digital focus, Apple is permitting all registered builders entry to the week-long convention fully freed from cost – a stark change to the in-person WWDC occasions which noticed tickets value as a lot as $1,599 through a lottery system.

What is going to Apple announce at WWDC 2021?

Being a developer-focused convention, WWDC 2021 is prone to be centered on the following massive software program updates for Apple units – iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS Eight and tvOS 15 – however given Apple’s choice to additionally announce the M1 chipset at WWDC 2020, we might additionally see the announcement of the desktop Apple Silicon chipset at this yr’s occasion.

iOS 15


The announcement of iOS 15 will possible be the largest of the opening keynote, giving us our first take a look at the following massive working system replace forward of the anticipated launch alongside the iPhone 13 vary later this yr – though eager followers will possible be capable of entry it through public beta from July onwards.

Curiously, not like earlier years, little is presently recognized about iOS 15, though which will change as we get nearer to the June occasion. With such massive new options launched in iOS 14, it’s possible that iOS 15 will concentrate on refinement, probably bringing prolonged performance to the brand new on-screen widgets alongside improved Siri capabilities and updates to core Apple apps.  

We cowl the most recent iOS 15 information individually for these excited about studying extra forward of the reveal in June.

iPadOS 15

We additionally anticipate iPadOS 15 to be revealed at WWDC 2021, mirroring lots of the options of iOS 15 with a tablet-focused spin, however we’ve not heard a lot about iPadOS 15 but both. Like iOS 15, we anticipate iPadOS 15 to be launched later this yr, possible in September, with a public beta anticipated to drop someday in July.

macOS 12

Sure, macOS 12 can also be set to be introduced at WWDC 2021. Whereas there was some hypothesis that it’d be referred to as macOS 11.1, following the ‘level’ replace system favoured by Apple for years, references to macOS 12 have been noticed in WebKit code. In addition to, macOS 11.1 has been and gone; we’re presently on macOS 11.2.3, all however confirming the brand new naming system.

Like a lot of the upcoming software program bulletins, not rather a lot is thought about macOS 12 proper now, however don’t anticipate the completed product in September – Apple’s Mac OS updates have a tendency to come back a little bit later within the yr.

watchOS 8

Whereas not a lot is thought about different software program bulletins, there have been whispers on-line that give us an inkling of what to anticipate from watchOS 8, the following software program replace for the Apple Watch vary.

One report means that the headline additions may very well be Battery and Climbing apps, and a devoted Well being app may very well be on its method to the Apple Watch too. With Well being migrating to the small display screen, it’s doable that we’ll see an iPadOS variant too, however that’s unconfirmed for now.

It’s additionally anticipated that any Apple Watch that runs watchOS 7 ought to run watchOS Eight simply fantastic, and contemplating Apple solely canned assist for the ageing Collection 1 and Collection 2 in 2020, that’s prone to be the vast majority of Apple Watch homeowners.

tvOS 15

tvOS 15 is a very attention-grabbing one, primarily because of the truth an up to date Apple TV is rumoured to be arriving at Apple’s unconfirmed April occasion, and an up to date UI can be a robust promoting level of the brand new media streamer.

It’s doable that Apple might launch the {hardware} and tease the up to date software program due for launch later this yr, however with tvOS updates not dropping till September, that’d be a very long time for brand spanking new Apple TV homeowners to attend.

Every time tvOS 15 drops, it’s rumoured to sport an up to date look – presumably to enhance the brand new Apple TV – alongside the introduction of parental controls and display screen time administration instruments too.

New Apple desktop chipset

Whereas the introduction of a brand new Apple Silicon chipset could seem misplaced for a developer convention, the corporate initially revealed the tech at WWDC 2020 – it does give builders ample time to arrange, in any case. Whereas the Apple M1 is undoubtedly a powerful chipset that gives important advantages over Intel-based laptops, it’s not fairly sufficient for the top-end iMac line.

Apple is rumoured to be engaged on a extra highly effective chipset for the upcoming redesigned iMac vary, tentatively dubbed the A14T in leaks. It’s not onerous to think about that Apple might take a while at WWDC 2021 to not solely give an replace on how the transition to Apple Silicon goes – a course of it mentioned would take three years at WWDC 2020 – however to introduce the desktop chipset too.

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