It’s that time of year again when the calendar turns to June! Apple’s developer conference starts on Monday and we’ve seen a flurry of rumors breaking out, though much remains a mystery.
This week we saw rumors about some upcoming changes to iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, as well as details about the iPhone 14 lineup, which we don’t expect to see until the usual September window, so read on for all the details. read below. The week leading up to WWDC!
What to expect at WWDC 2022: iOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and possibly new Macs
Finally the wait is almost over! Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, begins on Monday at 10 a.m. Pacific with Apple’s keynote address, and while software is always the focus of the event, there’s certainly the potential for a hardware announcement.
As always, we’ve rounded up what we expected to see in Monday’s keynote, including some of the breaking news highlighted below.
According to bloombergMark Gurman, Apple was aiming to announce a new MacBook Air with the M2 chip at this year’s WWDC, but the unveiling may be delayed due to the lockdown affecting production in China. Gurman, on the other hand, believes Apple’s long-rumored AR/VR headset’s appearance at the mass unveiling event is unlikely.
iOS 16 lock screen improvements, redesigned Mac apps, and more expected at WWDC
bloombergOther WWDC expectations include “major improvements” to the iPhone lock screen in iOS 16, such as wallpapers with widget-like capabilities, redesigned Mac apps, and more.
Reportedly, one of the built-in apps getting a redesign in macOS 13 will be System Preferences, which is expected to receive an overhaul that will make it similar to the Settings app on the iPhone and iPad.
Apple aims to make iPad more like a Mac with iPadOS 16 multitasking changes
Another Gurman report before WWDC claimed that iPadOS 16 will feature a redesigned multitasking interface and the ability to resize app windows on the screen.
The multitasking improvements should allow for a more Mac-like experience on the iPad, which is what many power users have been asking for. However, the extent of the changes remains to be seen.
Apple’s WWDC 2022 event page features animated AR trading cards
Apple added WWDC 2022 to its event website this week, and if you visit the page for an iPhone or iPad, there’s a fun augmented reality Easter Egg.
For WWDC 2022, Apple has created a pack of trading cards that you can view in augmented reality; There’s even a rare Craig Federighi card. Once placed on a surface using the AR interface, you can tap on the card pack to open it and see a variety of colorful Memoji faces.
The rumored iPhone 14 Pro will have an Always-on display mode
Reportedly, iOS 16 will include support for Always On Display mode in the future on iPhones. The feature may exclusively roll out to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max when they launch later this year.
The Always-On Display mode can result in iPhone 14 Pro models displaying visible information continuously, such as the time, and the refresh rate can be reduced to 1Hz to extend battery life.
iPhone 14 lineup expected to debut with 6GB RAM bump
According to Taiwanese research firm Trendforce, all four iPhone 14 models launching later this year will be equipped with 6GB of RAM.
TrendForce also said that the iPhone 14 Pro model will be upgraded to a faster and more energy-efficient type of RAM known as LPDDR5, while the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max models are expected to stick with LPDDR4X as well. Is. iPhone 13 line .
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