Apple is all set to kick off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC 2022 keynote) today, June 6th at 5:00 PM GMT. As customary as with the past couple of years since the pandemic, this event too will for the most part be a virtual event. However, limited and controlled in-person attendance has been allowed this year. Anyways, what to expect at WWDC 2022? Let’s get to it.
And by the way, the event will be conducted until June 10 providing developers with interactions and other tidbits.
As usual, Apple releases major software updates every year but this year is expected to bring in some much-needed changes. To start with, as per Analyst Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, iOS 16 is expected to bring in a revamped notification system to better filter out items. Speaking of which, the long-rumored and awaited AoD feature may make it here finally.
Gurman predicts that the first-party apps on iOS 16 will see a major overhaul especially the Health app set to gain better tracking and medicine management functions. Moreover, the Messages app will get social media type features for better connectivity among users.
The multitasking UI may receive a much-needed redesign for better app management.
Finally, coming to the sweet spot, the lock screen. Well, the lock screen is expected to feature wallpapers that have widget-like functionalities”. We are still digging on this one as to what it may look like and the functions associated with it.
The Homescreen gained widgets with iOS 14. However, for the unknown out there, iOS already has had widgets in the Today section since iOS 10 which can be accessed by a swipe to the right from the lock screen or notification center.
One very important thing to notice is that Apple is heavily rumored to phase out the notch on the Pro models this year. This means a new API is set to be introduced that allows precise control of how the status bar is shown.
And yes, as usual, the first developer beta is expected to drop right after the WWDC 2022 keynote. Stay tuned for tutorials on how to install the beta software.
Again according to Gurman, iPadOS 16 will gain a brand new and better multitasking capabilities. The app switcher will display background apps that are open. Resizing windows will be much more flexible with a few more options along with multiple app handling being given a better treatment this year.
Currently, in iPadOS 15, the multitasking capabilities are just below average in our honest opinion. Specifically, when it comes to split-screen view and the way it divides the screen vertically which is just bad use of space.
This year’s macOS 13 is slated to be called “Mammoth”. We hope the upgrade will live to its name with loads of newly redesigned first-party apps, better stability, and a consistent user experience.
Maybe some hardware time?
It is widely speculated that Apple may as well introduce the new Apple M2 chipset with the unveiling of a new MacBook Air model.
Anyways let’s all wait and watch the event. Watch the event right below at 5:00 PM (GMT).
How to watch WWDC 2022
You can go to Apple.com or just tune in to the official Apple Youtube channel to watch the live event. Alternatively. you can also tune in below to enjoy WWDC 2022. Enjoy!