Apple has officially announced the much-awaited Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2021), happening on June 7 to June 11.
Due to the pandemic, the event will be occurring with an online audience. The all-online program is expected to introduce the next iOS update, iOS 15. Here are the things to expect on the said event.
WWDC 2021: When is it happening?
As said above, the annual Apple grand event, WWDC 2021 is set to happen in the month of June. This was already the second time in a row that the Cupertino-based company will be having an all-online program due to pandemic.
According to 9to5Mac, in 2020, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that over 22 million viewers joined their last year’s event. About 72 hours of video content were posted for the developers, and at least 4,500 labs were placed that offer face-to-face interaction.
As of now, there is still no information on the setup of the upcoming WWDC 2021. If there is, reports suggest that the company will likely introduce the next iOS updates, new Apple devices, and other news to expect about the company in 2021.
“The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is coming to a screen near you, June 7 to 11. Join the worldwide developer community for an all-online program with exciting announcements, sessions, and labs at no cost. You’ll get a first look at the latest Apple platforms, tools, and technologies — so you can create your most innovative apps and games yet,” said Apple on its official website.
iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, macOS 12, and tvOS 15 release dates
Just like what was mentioned above, the next OS updates in Apple are highly likely to be released on the same event of WWDC 2021 in June.
The announcements may include the updates such as iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, macOS 12, and tvOS 15.
There are also rumors that new hardware announcements targeted at developers, and new beta releases will be included on the said event.
Apple mixed-reality headset launch, and Mac transition
Other than the updates on the OS part, it is also expected that WWDC 2021 will be giving heads-up on the launch date of the rumored Apple mixed-reality headset.
Digital Trends predicts that this device will most likely to be launched in 2022. But, the Apple development team is reportedly already all hands in deck, in order to create this gadget immediately.
According to rumors, the Apple headset could cost around $3,000. However, well-known leaker Ming Chi-Kuo said that the company won’t charge too much on this device, so maybe it could cost around $1,000 only.
He also predicts that 15 cameras will be attached to the headset — eight for AR, one for environmental detection, and six for “innovative biometrics.”
Meanwhile, the anticipated Mac transition might also be happening in June. This is the time wherein the process of Mac devices will have its brand new Apple Silicon processors. New MacBook Pros, iMacs launch and others can also be part of the program.