Hardware news Apple Keynote 2022: 3 most anticipated announcements from WWDC with iOS 16, new MacBooks…
We have been waiting for this for many weeks and the rumors will soon be a distant memory. WWDC is coming and with it official information. While Apple is doing everything it can to keep them secret from the keynote, there are leaks and announcements that many are waiting for. Here are three things we hope to see during this WWDC.
iOS 16, that’s clear
As this is a software conference, it’s almost impossible not to see Apple unveil a new major annual update to its smartphone operating system. The iPhone is still Apple’s most important product today, accounting for about 50% of its sales.
iOS 15 was introduced at the same time last year and all previous ones, so for this keynote we expect iOS 16 with a solid foundation. It’s a well-kept secret in Apple, but we still have 2-3 pieces of information about what we could see.
- Improved alerts: After a few modifications to the latest versions of iOS, with the addition of summaries and Focus modes, the notifications could still change, and this is not to the dismay of many users who still don’t find them too intuitive.
- New version of the Health app: Apple Watch is a success and Apple Fitness +, the brand’s sports coaching service, has been here for several months. Apple intends to focus more and more of its products on health, and the iPhone is one of them. What to expect You will see a lot of add-ons in the dedicated app. In addition, we were able to look forward to the arrival of a car accident detection function, which automatically called the emergency services in the event of an accident.
New MacBook Air with M2 chip
So yes, WWDC is for developers, it’s in the name. But Apple, like other companies like Google, knows the scope of this type of event and likes to lighten the rest of its plan by also announcing products during the keynote.
This time, and according to the leaks, if we’re lucky enough to see the device revealed, the most likely update is for the MacBook Air and last but not least. In fact, at the moment we know the M1 chip, which controls almost all Mac and iPad products. This SoC is made by Apple and offers a tenfold increase in performance and autonomy compared to previous Intel processors.
Well we could see the new MacBook Air coming with a new M2 chip that would bring even more performance, especially at the graphics level. In addition to internal improvements, the design would be completely different from what we know: slim white borders with a notch for an improved webcam and a large selection of colors.
Is the famous VR headset finally here?
Apple’s virtual reality headset has been teased for ages, a brand new area for content consumption and communication. It is the most anticipated product, but for a few days the informants are not very optimistic with his performance this Monday, June 6, not even for much later commercialization.
On the other hand, it is possible that Apple offers us a demonstration of the software for the helmet they are working on. We know this because of a leak in the iOS source code. A simple presentation and some pictures of what it would look like would be amazing.