News hardware Apple Keynote 2022: the 3 most anticipated announcements from WWDC with iOS 16, new MacBooks…
We’ve been waiting for it for many weeks, and the rumors will soon be a distant memory. The WWDC arrives and the official information with it. Even though Apple is doing everything to keep them secret before the keynote, there are leaks and announcements that many are waiting for. Here are the three things we hope to see during this WWDC.
iOS 16, the obvious
Being a conference dedicated to software, it is almost impossible not to see Apple unveiling the new big annual update of its operating system for its smartphones. The iPhone is still today the most important product for Apple, and represents about 50% of its turnover.
iOS 15 was presented at the same time last year and all those before, so for this keynote, we expect iOS 16 with a firm footing. It’s a well-kept secret at Apple, but we still have 2-3 info on what we could see happen.
- Improved notifications: after several modifications on the latest versions of iOS, with the addition of summaries and Focus modes, the notifications could still change, and this is not to displease many users who still do not find them very intuitive.
- A new version of the Health app: the Apple Watch is a success and Apple Fitness+, the brand’s sports coaching service, has been there for a few months. Apple intends to focus more and more of its products on health and the iPhone is one of them. What to expect to see a lot of additions in the dedicated application. In addition to this, we could see the arrival of a car crash detection function, which called the emergency services automatically in the event of an accident.
The 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 kind of event and likes to lighten the rest of its schedule by also announcing products during the keynote.
For this time, and according to the leaks, if we are lucky enough to see a device being unveiled, the most likely is an update to the MacBook Air, and not least. Indeed, we know for the moment the M1 chip which governs almost all Mac and iPad products. This SoC is made by Apple and allows performance and autonomy increased tenfold compared to previous Intel processors.
Well we could see a new MacBook Air coming with the new M2 chip, which would bring even more power, 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 the improved webcam, and a large choice of colors.
The famous VR headset finally here?
Apple’s virtual reality headset has been teased for ages, a brand new area for the brand that would be dedicated to content consumption and communication. It is the most awaited product, but for a few days, informants are not very optimistic about its presentation this Monday, June 6 for the keynote, even for a much later commercialization.
On the other hand, what is possible is that Apple offers us a demonstration of the software for the helmet on which they are working. We know this thanks to a leak in the source code of iOS. A simple slideshow and some images of what it would look like would be amazing enough.