WWDC 2021 will be held online and will officially start at 13:00 EST on June 7 (1:00 Beijing time on June 8).
WWDC 2021 will include special event keynote speeches, platforms state of the union, Apple Design Awards, pavilions and other activities, providing more than 200 in-depth meetings, one-to-one labs and so on, so that developers can “get in touch with Apple’s engineers and designers as never before.”.
Apple will launch IOS 15, iPad OS 15, watchos 8, Mac OS 12 and tvos 15 in WWDC 2021.
Apple may also launch new macbook pro and mac mini hardware products.
According to Tencent technology news on June 7, apple WWDC 2021 will start at 1:00 a.m. Beijing time on June 8. Affected by the novel coronavirus pneumonia, WWDC 2021 will still be online on the same as last year, and apple is expected to launch iOS 15, watchOS 8 and more services and products.
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WWDC 2021 will be held Online
WWDC 2021 will officially start at 13:00 EST on June 7 (1:00 Beijing time on June 8). Compared with last year’s event, WWDC 2021 returned to its normal time, but Apple still chose to hold WWDC 2021 online. The novel coronavirus pneumonia has delayed the holding of WWDC 2020 until the end of June.
After WWDC 2021 starts this year, a special event keynote speech will be held first. The event will be broadcast online directly from Apple park. Users can watch the live broadcast through Apple’s official website, Apple Developer app, Apple TV app and Youtube. After the keynote speech, Apple will host its annual platforms state of the union event. The event will be held at 17:00 EST on June 7 (5:00 Beijing time on June 8). Users can watch the live broadcast through Apple Developer app and Apple Developer website.
Over the past year, it has become the norm for WWDC keynote speeches to be presented through a pre recorded video. This video has high production value, including the beautiful scenery of Apple Park, and many Apple executives and engineers will also appear.
In addition to the keynote speech and platforms state of the union, WWDC 2021 will also include the Apple Design Award – there will be a video part this year – which will be held at 17:00 EST on June 10 (5:00 Beijing time on June 11).
Apple will also launch pavilions for WWDC 2021. Pavilions is a new feature of wwdc21, which makes it easy for developers to explore related lectures, laboratories, and special activities around a specific topic. Participants can customize their own WWDC experience and view content organized for specific areas, such as swiftui, developer tools, accessibility and inclusiveness.
Finally, WWDC 2021 will provide more than 200 in-depth meetings, one-on-one labs, etc. Apple said it would give developers “unprecedented access to Apple’s engineers and designers.”.
As always, with the launch of IOS 15, one of the biggest focuses of WWDC this year is expected to be the iPhone. Although there were a lot of information leaks about IOS 14 last year, Apple has done better in terms of confidentiality this year. However, there are still some rumors that Apple may be ready for IOS 15 and iPad OS 15.
Most of the latest details of IOS 15 came from a foreign media report in April. In this report, mark gurman outlines some of the features that this year’s IOS 15 update may bring. One of Apple’s special concerns will be new ways to manage notifications, the report said. The report explains that users will be able to set different notification preferences such as “work, sleep or custom categories” based on their current status. It is reported that the menu to access these controls will be located in the control center and on the lock screen, which is said to be redesigned this year.
“There is also an option to set up automatic replies based on the status of the email,” the report said. This will be an improvement on the current auto reply feature, which is currently only available while driving. Apple has added some unique notification features, such as “do not disturb” and “sleep mode”, but this will mark the first time that the company has provided a system wide feature to change notification based on user status. ”
Apple is also reported to be trying to change IMessage. The company’s long-term goal is to make IMessage “more like a social network,” similar to WhatsApp. But it’s unclear what new features Apple will launch this year.
Apple will also continue to focus on privacy through the new features of IOS 15. According to reports, the company is developing a feature that will “show users which apps are quietly collecting their data.” Just a few months ago, apple officially launched IOS 14.5’s app tracking transparency. IOS 15 will also include built-in support for food tracking in health apps, according to a separate report. This may be similar to what third-party applications such as myfitnesspal and foodnoms have already provided, but integrated into the operating system. Other rumors suggest that a redesigned control center and dual biometric support may be introduced this year.
Interestingly, Apple has announced some new accessibility features and said they will be available later this year. These features, such as background noises, may become part of IOS 15. In fact, Apple’s shared screenshots may even offer changes to the IOS 15 design.
As the comments on the new iPad pro show, the iPad OS is long overdue. If Apple has an overhaul plan for its iPad OS, it is expected to announce it on WWDC 2021 in June.
Previous foreign media reports said that the iPad OS 15 will bring “the most important update” to the iPad home screen since 2010. The update will allow users to place widgets anywhere on the iPad’s home screen, mimicking a feature that appeared on the iPhone on IOS 14 last year.
As the M1 chip powers the new iPad pro, apple is likely to bring many potential changes to the iPad OS 15 this year. This includes support for professional applications such as Xcode and Final Cut Pro. Whether these features will be implemented this year remains to be seen, but they are the first choice for many iPad OS users.
For Apple watch, Apple will launch watchos 8 in WWDC this year. So far, I haven’t heard any rumors about what changes Apple watch may have this year, but Apple will definitely focus on some low-key changes.
Some basic extensions that support continuous display include Apple’s “playing” view, map navigation, and active countdown in timer applications. By default, “play now” and “map” will take over the watch surface, but neither function supports continuous display. In addition, the timer application in the active countdown should also take over the watch surface.
There are some problems with the naming of MacOS released this year, but a reference found in Apple’s WebKit documentation code in March seems to confirm that the company will jump to MacOS 12 this year. This year, the naming of MacOS is particularly eye-catching, because Apple jumped from MacOS 10.15 to MacOS 11 Big Sur. This marks the first significant change in Mac OS naming rules since Apple OS X was introduced in 2000.
There is little sign that MacOS 12 will have any new features this year. Previous media reports said that compared with the redesign seen last year, this year’s MacOS release will be “secondary”. Technology website 9to5mac points out that Apple may launch new applications, notification improvements and new privacy features for MacOS 12 this year.
Tvos 15 and homepod
In terms of software platform, apple is expected to launch tvos 15 for Apple TV and homepod in WWDC 2021. With the full-size homepod out of production, it’s unclear what new features to expect from tvos 15 this year.
New MacBook Pro
Although WWDC is usually a software centric activity, hardware release is not uncommon. Last year at WWDC 2020, apple did not announce any new hardware. In WWDC 2019, Apple launched Mac Pro and pro display XDR professional display. In general, Apple’s product launches at WWDC are limited to developer related products.
Last week, media reported that Apple will launch a new MacBook Pro on WWDC 2021. Apple’s next MacBook Pro update is expected to bring new designs, configure Apple’s own processor, and perhaps upgrade its mini LED display technology. The new design is said to be flatter, similar to the iPad pro, and will be reported to have 14 inch and 16 inch display sizes. In addition, it is reported that the “MacBook Pro” logo at the bottom of the display will also be removed, and ports such as HDMI and MagSafe are expected to return with the SD card slot.
The built-in Apple chip is similar to the m1x. It is reported that it will adopt a 10 core design with eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores. Apple will offer two variants of the chip, one with 16 cores and the other with 32 cores.
Other possible hardware
In addition to the MacBook Pro, apple is also updating the Mac Mini, large screen iMac, MacBook Air and Mac Pro. Among these devices, the only one likely to be announced at WWDC is the new Mac Mini.
According to a recent report, the new Mac Mini will adopt a redesigned chassis with an m1x processor. Because the same chip may be used in the redesigned MacBook Pro, the new Mac Mini may also be released in WWDC. New big screen iMac, redesigned MacBook Air and Mac Pro are Apple’s further development directions. These products are not expected to be released on WWDC.
In general, Apple’s product launches at WWDC are limited to developer related products, and MacBook Pro seems to meet this requirement（ Compiled by Tencent technology / Wuji)