Apple has officially stated dates for Apple WWDC 21, which is to once again be an experience that will be online. On 7 June – 11 June, about two months from now, the highly anticipated event will happen.
Developers and users will, as in previous years, get an early look at the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. This year, Apple is expected to unveil iOS 15 as well as new features for the next version of macOS. Apple announced the switch of the Mac to Apple Silicon at last year’s case, so expect that to take center stage once more.
“We are working hard to make WWDC 21 the biggest and best yet, and we are excited to bring new tools to help Apple developers as they build apps that change the way we live, work, and play,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing.
Over the last few months, reports about iOS 15 have been surprisingly scarce. Normally, we know what to expect from WWDC, but this year we haven’t learned much about what new features Apple is working on. It’s likely that Apple will tweak the interface to more closely fit the look of macOS, as well as add new functionality to Texts, Music, and other apps.
What is less obvious is whether Apple will unveil new hardware at Apple WWDC 21. While new hardware was unveiled at the event, including the new Mac Pro in 2019, the company’s focus is on apps. Apple is said to be designing new iPad Pros, MacBooks, and iMacs. We’re also still waiting for the company to reveal AirTags, a competitor to Tile in the location-tracking system market.
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The invitation to WWD 21 can also contain a hint as to what Apple has in store. The Memoji character looking at the computer screen is identical to Apple’s Craig Federighi unboxing the latest M1 MacBook Air. However, the glasses — and this is a stretch — may be teasing the company’s long-rumored AR headset, which we’ve heard a lot about in recent months.
“Every year at WWDC, we enjoy getting our developers together to learn about our new technology and link them with Apple engineers,” Prescott said.
When WWDC 21 kicks off on June 7, we’ll see what Apple has up its sleeve.