The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference or WWDC has been a staple event in the world of technology releases. Remembered for years of iconic technology reveals and keynote speeches for the notorious Steve Jobs, WWDC seems to hold a special place in every developer’s and Apple enthusiast’s heart.
Fortunately for us, another WWDC is right around the corner. Set to take place from June 7th to June 11th, we’re already hearing rumors of exciting releases and things to look forward to! And if you were worried about snagging a ticket, don’t worry. Just like last year, WWDC is going to be held virtually due to the on-going global health crisis just as we saw in 2020. To the benefit of all your Apple fans, in previous years WWDC tickets typically run for $1,599, however, since it’s being held virtually, it’s going to be free for all developers and attendees.
For us here at Dogtown Media, we couldn’t be more excited to see what takes pace at WWDC in the coming days.
What to Watch out for at WWDC
Of course just like last year WWDC is jam-packed with digital booths, keynote speeches, design challenges, exclusive WWDC 2021 apparel, software releases and more! So, for those of you interested to know what to look for in WWDC, let’s dig in.
All Things Apple Development
First and foremost, attendees have access to so many resources. Through the digital booths, attendees will be able to learn about different Apple-centric products, updates, and more. For instance, this year Apple is helping attendees tailor their digital WWDC experience around their unique preferences. Whether they are looking to learn more about Apple SwiftUI, Accessibility, Inclusion or other areas Apple is focusing on, attendees will have access to a tailored experience that highlights their interests and suggest specific booths or talks to attend. At the end of the day, as always WWDC is jam-packed with resources, so get ready for a ride.
Every year there are tons of reveals related to software updates and releases. Today, we know that Apple is working on new software versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and macOS 12. Of course, there is tons of information floating around in the rumor mill as to what these software releases will provide, however, there seems to be some good information around a couple features offered in iOS 15.
Per MacRumors Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, iOS 15 will include an updated Lock Screen, plus new privacy and notification features. Of course privacy and notification features are great, but as we all know this is most likely only scraping the surface of what will be included in iOS 15. Another report states that iOS 15 will offer a food tracking capability. This, to our current understanding suggests that users looking to watch their nutritional intake can have a better grasp on what foods they are eating.
Lastly, if you love iMessage, get ready because it seems that there is a big update coming for iMessage in iOS 15. Unfortunately, this release is being kept pretty tightly under wraps, so we’re also eagerly awaiting what will come next for iMessage.
Now, in the days leading up to WWDC Apple posted a job listing that referenced “homeOS”. To date, there is no such thing as homeOS released from Apple, so it’s gotten the internet thinking that we should see a new OS release, specifically homeOS, during WWDC. Of course, immediately after the internet blew up about homeOS Apple removed the term and replaced it with “HomePod and tvOS” without making any official statements regarding the buzz. Our guess is that there should be some very interesting home related releases come June 7th.
For those of you out there wishing for a MacBook release, this might be your year. Recently rumors circulated that Apple plans to introduce a new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. Now, for those of you who really follow WWDC, you’ll know that a MacBook Pro release hasn’t surfaced at WWDC since 2016. So, we’ll be keeping a keen eye out for any talk of a MacBook Pro release as we get closer to the date. Per MacRumors”
“The new MacBook Pros will feature the most radical redesign to the MacBook Pro lineup since 2016. Apple is planning to reintroduce the MagSafe port, and the 2021 MacBook Pro models will feature an HDMI port and an SD card reader in addition to a trio of Thunderbolt/USB-C ports, and multiple color options are a possibility.”
Hopefully this brief overview of what to expect at WWDC has provided some exciting information to get you prepared for WWDC. Of course, we don’t have access to the inside scoop, but this should get you started as we get ready for the kick off of WWDC on June 7th. If you have any exciting information regarding WWDC we would love to hear from you in the comments below and we’ll be sure to stay on top of any new updates that surface between now and the start of WWDC.
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