The WWDC 2021 keynote on June 7th is less than a month away. And users hope to get some exciting news on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and more.
Apple’s annual developer’s conference is all online and free for the second year in a row. This event may be a chance for Apple to showcase new software for its devices. So, developers and system engineers can learn about the changes for the year ahead.
The event’s highlight is that the keynote announcement, which will stream live at 10 a.m. PDT on June 7th. Unlike the standard Apple announcements, the event focuses on software instead of new devices.
This year, we expect to get UI upgrades on all the devices, new Apple Fitness Plus features, improved parental controls for Apple TV. And hopefully some new digital designs within the form of Apple Watch faces and screensavers.
WWDC 2021 iOS 15 Rumors
iOS 14 came with some innovative upgrades, just like the introduction of widgets. Many think that the iOS 15 update is going to be less dramatic. But that does not mean they will not be notable.
Based on Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, we should always expect to see a new notification menu, better auto-responses, etc. And potentially a more social media feels to iMessages.
iOS 15 Release Date
Software updates are typically released in September, and users don’t have any indication that WWDC 2021 will be any different.
However, the developer beta release might become available as early as the keynote announcement to start off the event on June 7th. And also, the public beta will likely be available later that summer.
iOS Support for Older Phones
Before you get too excited about all of the new features, keep in mind that not all iPhone models will enjoy these upgrades.
iPhoneSoft, a French website, released a report claiming that iOS 15 won’t offer support for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE.
Notifications And Control Centre
Between the various do not Disturb modes and features just like Wind Down Time that comes with Bedtime, deciding how to mute your phone can be confusing.
Gurnam talks about a fresh way to set notification preferences depending on what users do at the time. This new feature will let users select if they’re driving, sleeping, functioning from the Lock Screen and also the control center.
Plus, you ought to be able to create custom statuses with a unique set of notification preferences. A similar function is expected to be available with iPadOS 15.
With this new way to set your status comes a more advanced method to send automatic replies. Currently, auto-reply features are only available while you’re driving.
However, with different statuses come a more comprehensive range of automatic replies. Depending on if you’re working, sleeping, or custom activities like figuring out and walking your dog.
iMessages as a Social Network
It isn’t a secret that there’s no love lost between Apple and Facebook amidst the recent privacy and tracking accusations.
However, Apple’s supposed plans to make iMessage more like WhatsApp are a bit more hush-hush. Since iMessage and FaceTime already offer free communication worldwide among Apple users, this is not too hard to imagine.
However, these major updates aren’t expected to happen just yet. Although we might see the iOS 15 introduce more fun messaging effects.
From past experiences, we will safely assume that a lot of updates that come to iOS 15 is going to be reflected in the iPadOS 15 updates also.
So, we already have hopes that everything that’s coming to iPhones this WWDC 2021 will be available to some extent on the iPad as well.