Apple to introduce iOS 14 and the new generation of ARM processors for Macs at WWDC 2020 virtual edition
THE WWDC 2020 (Worldwide Developers Conference), which is the worldwide conference for partner programmers and engineers at Apple, starts on Monday (22), at 2pm (Brasilia time). Because of the pandemic of new coronavirus, the weeklong event, is completely virtual and free for developers.
In the program of lectures, workshops and chatters of the WWDC, a Apple it usually announces the main news about all its operating systems and some about hardware as well. In this year's edition, the company must present the systems iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 10.16, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14, in addition to a new generation of self-made ARM processors for Macs.
What else to expect, then, from this virtual edition of WWDC 2020? What will be the possible news announced by Apple In the event? See below for details on the main expectations listed by the Showmetech.
Among the possible Apple at the conference, the new operating system for iPhones, The iOS 14, should be the most awaited by the public (including the Showmetech published a list of the 10 things you need to know about the iOS 14). The expectation is that the company will present a refurbished interface, with features that include unlocking cars and functions inspired by the Android.
Another expected announcement, this one more specific and aimed at programmers and developers, a new version of ARKit. This is a platform that aims to offer tools for developers to create augmented reality (AR) applications.
This expectation around a new platform comes from the fact that the specifications of some models of the iPhone 12 line, leaked to the press recently, meant that the Pro versions would have 3D LiDAR sensor, which is used to make augmented reality applications even more immersive.
This means that details about a new version of ARKit can give hints about the new capabilities of the iPhone 12 in terms of augmented reality. In addition, the new platform can give tips on applications that could run on a possible Apple Glass, which would be the company's augmented reality glasses.
Macs and iMacs with ARM processor
A historic advertisement that can occur in WWDC 2020 The Apple officialize the transition from the use of processors Intel in Macs for chips ARM, of its own manufacture. It was basically what happened to the iPhones, which for years have been equipped with processors developed by Apple itself.
The expectation that Apple announce this new era of processors for developers to work on applications and software for the new MacBook ARM, which is due to be launched in 2021. The company is expected to give more details on how the transition between Intel and ARM will work.
THE WWDC 2020 it will also offer a platform for developers to explore what they need to do when creating (and adapting) software for the new line of processors. Still on software, there are indications that the new macOS 10.16 would be ready to gain facial recognition (Face ID) as a screen unlock feature.
Other rumors, more focused on hardware, point out that a new iMac revealed, with the first redesign for the computer since 2012. According to these rumors, which have been circulating for months, the new design would have been inspired by iPad Pro. And the new hardware should bring an AMD Navi GPU. This new iMacit would even be the product of opening the conference.
Apple Watch and Apple TV
The line of smartwatches from Apple can receive more health resources, including a stress meter, in the new operating system watchOS 7. Another expectation that the company finally announces a sleep quality monitoring tool for the Apple Watch 7, which will debut version 7 of the operating system. But there is a chance that the company will choose to keep the mystery about the new features of the smartwatch.
THE Apple You can also advertise a subscription package that would bring a kind of combo: Apple TV +, Apple Music and Apple News +, probably at a discount. The expectation that new features for applications and series for the streaming catalog will be announced at WWDC 2020.
iPads and AirPods Studio
safe to expect Apple present the fourth generation of iPad Air, with a 10.8-inch screen, and a new mini version of the tablet. There are also expectations for iPadOS 14.
This is because until last year, iPad were equipped with a variation of the operating system iOS, with some features developed and others adapted for the tablet. This made the Apple dedicate a year to develop new resources and tools for the iOS From iPads and, in the following year, all efforts went to the iOS From iPhones.
S that in 2019, Apple presented the iPadOS, an operating system developed exclusively for tablets. Whereas currently iOS and iPadOS they are different operating systems, no matter how much they share some resources and tools, the company is expected to bring news for both.
The expectation for the new features of the iPadOS 14 include gesture controls and drawing tools for Apple Pencil. The idea that the company proves that the iPadOS is not just a static variation of iOS.
There is also a chance that the Apple advertise on WWDC 2020 the AirPods Studio, which would be the first headphones in the format over-ear, which covers the entire ear of the user, with removable “pads” (for cleaning or changing). This new model would have noise cancellation and would compete with those of the line 700, gives Bose.
HomePod 2 and Apple Tags
Still talking about sound, a new version of the smart speaker HomePod would be on the way to be announced in the WWDC 2020. For now, it is still unclear whether the version would be a second generation or “mini” variation, more accessible, than HomePod. The first verse of the smart speaker from Apple was launched in 2017. And now speculation about a new model has gained strength again.
Another possibility that is being ventilated that the company presents the expected Apple Tags, which is a device that has appeared in the company's speculation for years. A recent rumor said it would be released in the first half of 2020.
How to follow WWDC 2020
THE WWDC 2020 be broadcast directly from Apple Park, the company's headquarters, which is in Cupertino, California (USA).
The virtual event, which takes place from the 22nd to the 26th, will be transmitted over the internet to the whole world and anyone interested in participating can connect to the transmission through the following channels:
On the 22nd, starting at 18h, the company will make the traditional “State of the Union” of the platforms, which offer app developers a deeper look at the changes in the new versions of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS. As it is something exclusive to developers, this event will only be broadcast through the website for developers Apple and the company's developer app.
The company also asks that all developers interested in participating in the WWDC 2020 download the developer app from Apple, as the company uses this app to disseminate more information about the event.
Source: Apple and Tom’s Guide