This year’s Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will take place from June 7th through to June 11th, and will once again be an online-only event, thanks to the pandemic. This is the second year for the previously physical event to go fully online. Apple says last year’s event was record-breaking in terms of participation.
All developers are encouraged by the company to participate in this year’s event that the company says will offer unique insight into the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Apple says the event is an opportunity for devs to learn about the new technologies, tools, and frameworks they rely on to build innovative and platform-differentiating apps and games.
From the teaser image Apple has used, there’s speculation that the company might showcase to the world the rumoured Apple AR Glasses, or if not, some form of Augmented Reality. But that could just be over-reading from overly-anxious people.
Though WWDC is mostly a software event, we’ve seen Apple announce hardware in certain instances. We can expect the same from this year’s event.
Here’s a list of what you can expect from WWDC 2021:
- New Software Upgrades – This is a must. We expect new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, WatchOS, and tvOS. This year we could see serious changes to iPadOS for the rumoured new iPads that will launch with even more powerful processors.
- Updates to the M1 Processor – We could also see Apple announce a new more powerful successor to the very efficient M1 chip. There could be one or more variants for the different devices Apple sells.
- New MacBook’s – We can also expect a new 16-inch MacBook Pro and a 14-inch MacBook Pro featuring not only reduced bezels, but also a new design, plus rumoured extra ports, powered by either the M1 Chips or the updated successors.
- New iMac – We can also expect a whole new iMac with a whole new design. We may also see a new smaller Mac Pro. Or these could be teased for later launches.
What do you expect from Apple’s event this year?