What To Expect At Apple WWDC Today: IOS, Watch, Mac OS X

By 03:44 Sun, 25 Jul 2021 Comments

WWDC is starting colorful and early in California today and there will be a livestream, accessible only through Apple devices. We'll try to find a maker-agnostic stream, but we still have a few hours before the event starts, so let's do a quick recap of the rumors so far.

iOS 9

The recent version of iOS will allegedly bring a dedicated version for older devices, say an iPhone 4S or an original iPad mini. iOS devices tdiscontinue to become annoyingly sluggish a couple of major Operating System (OS) versions after their prime, so this will address a lot of complains from users. Improved stability should also be part of iOS 9's focus.

For recent devices, iOS 9 will bring Force touch support, which is expected to feature on the iPhone 6s.

Spotlight Search may be getting replaced by Proactive. It will bring more features and a brand recent UI that shows content from various apps when you need it. This feature sounds a lot like an respond to Google Now.

The Maps application could acquire transit directions, a Browse around me feature for points of interest and an augmented reality view.

The recent version should also bring improved security with Rootless – iCloud's file encryption applied to apps. This should assist fight off malware, but might create iOS more difficult to jailbreak.

Apple Watch

The nascent wearable will allegedly be liberated from its wireless chains to the iPhone with native app support. App developers should acquire a recent SDK that gives them access to the Watch's sensors and digital crown and rego the need for a link to an iPhone.

This will allow the Apple Watch to work as a standalone device. We'll see how the lack of built-in GPS will affect it though.

Apple Pay

WWDC might bring a reward program to Apple Pay. With this program Pay users will acquire various perks for using the system, as a way to boost its popularity. With the recent Android Pay and Samsung's upcoming solution, competition is heating up for Apple's service.

New music streaming service

Apple bought Beats a while ago and not just for the headphones. We should see Beats Music relaunch as an Apple music streaming service, probably at the usual price of $9.99 a month.

iTunes Radio will be revamped, offering free streaming and additional content, including more music from local acts and stations curated by DJs.

OS X 10.11

Apple's desktop and laptop operating system is due for an upgrade as well. The recent version is assumed to hold a cue from its mobile sibling and the v10.11 update will bring a Command center. Similar to the iOS version it will feature music controls, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) & Bluetooth toggles and a Do Not Disturb mode.

The Operating System (OS) will also acquire the Rootless security feature and will allegedly switch to Apple's recent San Francisco font (currently used on the Apple Watch).

The pre-installed apps may be due for a change too, moving some – Calendar, Notes, Reminders – from the standard IMAP protocol to iCloud Drive based syncing.

Of course, all this is based on rumors, we'll acquire the official confirmations (or refutations) in a few hours.



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