WWDC21, which is typically focused on software, has in the past been more of a networking event.
Although the event is expected to focus on software announcements, the new MacBook Pros are still likely to be announced during the event.
Mark Gurman has rounded up all the most likely updates from the event in one place.
As Apple continues to face criticism from developers over its 30% cut on App Store transactions, the company plans to announce various changes in the near future.
It is expected that Apple will not announce any changes to its App Store policies at its annual developers’ conference, which is scheduled to take place on October 23. This means it will have to work hard in convincing developers that the App Store is still their best option.
After introducing AppTracking, Apple is expected to announce new features that will give users more control over how their apps are tracked. These features would allow users to restrict the amount of data that they can collect and provide them with in-depth details about the apps they use.
Apple has announced that it will soon bring status presets to the iOS devices, which will determine how notifications are handled during various activities.
As for the iPad, Apple is planning on announcing new features and enhancements for the device, including support for widgets and a better multitasking system.
Apple has announced that it will introduce changes to its iMessage platform in order to bring it in-line with the competition.
A minor update for macOS should also be in the cards, considering major changes took place last year.
According to Gurman, the Apple Watch will get some health-tracking and interface enhancements, while the tvOS app will also get an upgrade.
Sign-ups for the WWDC 2021 Digital Lounge went live earlier this week, and the event’s keynote is all set to kick off Monday, June 7, at 10am PDT/1pm EDT. We’ll have full live coverage of the keynote as always, so stay tuned.