iOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9 and possibly new Macs

Apple’s 33rd annual worldwide developer conference begins Monday, June 6 at. 10:00. Like the events of 2020 and 2021, the conference will only be digital, so it is free for all developers worldwide.

The main event gives us a first look at new OS updates, including: iOS 16iPadOS 16, macOS 13tvOS 16 and watchOS 9, and rumors suggest we may see new devices. Everything we’ve heard about this year’s event is explained below.

iOS 16

Most of the iOS 16 rumors have been vague, so we know very little about the OS update at this point. In recent years, new versions of iOS leaked early and gave us insight into the upcoming feature set, but that did not happen this year.

However, we have heard some rumors about what to expect, with a lot of information from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gormand, who has reliable sources of information about Apple’s plans.

There are rumors of new features

  • Fixed lock screen with wallpapers with “widget-like options”.
  • There will be “major” improvements to notifications, though we do not know any details.
  • A messaging app with “social network-like functionality” with a special focus on voice messaging.
  • Health app with comprehensive sleep tracking and medication management features. Apple is working on a tool that will allow users to scan their pill bottles in the app, plus there are new expected health features for women.
  • New Apple apps are in the air without more specific information.
  • Apple is also working on “new ways for the system to communicate”, but what that means is not entirely clear.
  • New forms of fitness + training.
  • Apple Music A classic app with an interface based on Primephonic, an app that Apple bought in 2021.

Possible features based on iPhone 14. rumors

  • always on screen for iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max (not available until September).
  • The status bar interface has likely been renewed for the iPhone 14 Pro‌ and Pro Max to accommodate the perforated disc design expected to replace the notch on these devices.
  • The iPhone 14 models are expected to have a vehicle accident detection feature that automatically calls emergency services when a collision is detected. This may require the new ‌iOS 16‌ functionality.
  • Apple may also add a satellite emergency feature to iPhone 14‌ models, which will be supported in i‌iOS 16‌. This feature allows iPhones to send emergency messages when mobile coverage is out, and to report major emergencies when coverage is not available.
  • iOS 16 may include file support Buy Now, Pay Later for Apple Pay developed by Apple.
  • It can also support: Device subscription program Allows customers to pay a monthly fee for: Iphone and iPad or Mac.

To learn more about what to expect in iOS 16, we have a custom collection for iOS 16.

iPad OS 16

iPadOS 16 gets many of the new features introduced in ‌iOS 16‌, but Apple is also working on iPad-specific add-ons.

With iPadOS 16, Apple wants to make the iPad work like a laptop. From a smartphone, the new ‌iPad‌ software will be one of the biggest updates announced at WWDC.

The update has a redesigned multitasking interface that makes it easier to switch between tasks and see which applications are open, plus it will allow users to resize windows. Apple also plans to implement new ways for users to run multiple apps at once, in what feels like a Mac-like multitasking experience.

macOS 13

We do not know much about the feature set that comes with macOS 13‌ as there have been quite a few leaks. It is rumored to have a renewed system preference interface that will bring it more in line with the Settings app on the iPhone and iPad, with an update to include individual settings organized by the app.

Apple is also expected to update some of the standard apps so we can see improvements in Messaging, Mail, Safari and more. In particular, messages are rumored to have social network-like functionality with enhancements to voice messages. This is common in ‌iOS 16‌, but Messages usually have feature parity across platforms.

As for the naming convention, “macOS 13” could be macOS Mammoth, based on Apple’s trademark registrations. Apple goes back to the registered trademarks of several California landmarks in 2013, and Mammoth was the longest-lived brand, although its status is unknown at this time, and Apple has previously chosen some names that are not on this list. never mentioned, so the naming is uncertain.

watchOS 9

watchOS 9 will have some updates affecting the day-to-day operation and navigation of the wrist-worn device.

  • Updated power-saving mode that allows you to use apps and features while reducing battery consumption.
  • Comprehensive atrial fibrillation detection function with the extra “burden”, which is the number of times a person has atrial fibrillation over a period of time.
  • Improve health and activity tracking.
  • Several types of exercises.
  • Additional statistics for running training.
  • Update to existing views.

tvOS 16

tvOS does not often get as many new features as other operating system updates, and we do not know much about tvOS 16, but it is reported that it includes additional smart home connections. You may be able to do more with smarthome products through Camel After launching the update.

Hardware options

The recent several WWDC events have focused only on software and have not contained any hardware announcements, so it is not yet clear if we will reveal hardware at this year’s event. If we do, the units below are the most likely candidates.

MacBook Air

If Apple plans to introduce new Macs at this event, is a file MacBook Air device? We’ll probably see me BloombergMark Gorman. Apple “strives” to introduce the MacBook Air at the event, but supply chain issues related to COVID in China may prevent Apple from doing so.

macbook air yellow round

The next generation MacBook Air is expected to feature a design overhaul with a MacBook Pro-like shape that eliminates the tapered chassis. It will be thinner and lighter, it is expected to come in several colors including gray, silver, champagne and blue color. AcMacBook Air‌ is expected to have thin white frames and a matching white keyboard, and it can be around 13.6 inches in size.

‌MacBook Air‌ is likely to come with the next generation of m2, which is expected to contain the same number of computer cores as m1 (eight), but it will include speed improvements that make it a bit faster. There are also rumors that the graphics card has been improved with nine or ten GPU cores, compared to seven or eight in the current M1 (MacBook Air).

The ‌M2‌ chip will be the first upgrade to the M1 series of chips Apple has used in Apple’s silicon devices to date. Although several rumors have indicated that the MacBook Air will have an M2 chip, Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo said she believes Apple can focus on redesign rather than new chip technology.

He said TSMC’s next generation of N3 and N4P production will do just that. It will not be ready for mass production! Until 2023, Apple can only offer an iterative update that is expected to use the same N5P chip used in the A15 and ‌M1‌.

It could be more about the next generation MacBook Air. Available in our MacBook Air 2022 Guide.

Mac pro

Modular units redesigned in 2019 Mac pro It was shown at WWDC before it was launched in late 2019 and there is a chance that we will see a similar unveiling this year.


Apple’s Head of Hardware Engineering John Ternus confirmed at a spring event An Apple silicone version of the Mac Pro‌ is underway and is expected to be released sometime in 2022.

Apple can give us a small example of the Mac Pro‌ before it launches later this year.

Rumor has it that the Mac Pro‌ will have a more powerful chip than the Mac Pro‌ M1 Ultra used in Mac Studio. It is expected to have up to 40 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores, making it twice as powerful as the M1 Ultra.

Apple could offer a successor “M1 Ultra”, which is basically two M1 Ultra paired SIMs connected together, as the “M1 Ultra” itself is basically two paired SIMs M1 Max Chips. If so, the upcoming Mac Pro chip will be four times more powerful than the ‌M1 Max‌.

AR / VR headset?

Last year, there were rumors that the long-rumored AR / VR headset could be introduced at the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference, but it does not look like that will happen.

Feature of Apple Mixed Reality headset model

BloombergMark Gurman‌ and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo‌ said the headset is easy Not ready to use At present, Apple is still having trouble working with. Kuo believes Apple will release the headset in 2023, and Gurman said Apple has no plans to make a “full announcement” of the headset at WWDC.

A trademark of “realityOS”, the headset’s operating system, Recently Discovered, has a foreign registration deadline of June 8, 2022. This is a legal requirement and the date appears to have nothing to do with WWDC and is a coincidence.

MacRumors coverage

Apple plans to livestream WWDC keynote on their website, Apple TV app and YouTube, but for those who cannot watch, we will cover the event on and via MacRumorsLive Twitter account

We will also cover all Apple announcements in detail for the rest of the week and continue while we test the new software.

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