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Apple used this year’s spring event to announce the new, a new , and a . This week we’ll learn what new things these gadgets will be able to do with Apple’s annual stream of free software updates: , iPadOS 15, MacOS 12, WatchOS 8 and TVOS 15 (and ). The technology giant plans to , or WWDC, . The keynote address, which is likely to be chaired by CEO Tim Cook, Monday. Fans and developers can watch for free online.
Last year, Apple announced a major change to its Macs, launching onefrom Intel-produced chips to chips designed by Apple’s in-house team. That group has been building chips to power iPhones and iPads for more than a decade, and now Apple says these chips are also capable of operating computers. So far, the new computers powered by the new M1 chip have received positive reviews for theirs . Despite the initial positive reception, industry watchers are keen to see how these chips will operate . Apple may also use the event to announce it .
We can also learn more about the next version of MacOS, but the biggest announcement out of the event will probably be, the latest annual update of the company’s software for iPhones and iPads. This time, the software update, which is usually free and in the fall, it is rumored , includes new ways to handle app alerts and make it new more interactive. (At the moment, they update data, but usually a push takes you into the app instead of letting you interact just through the widget.)
There are also rumors that Apple Watch and the software may get new features. The Apple Watch can currently track movement, heart rate, ECG and blood oxygen levels. The next rumor step may be to.
When is WWDC 2021?
Apple’s only online WWDC, 13:00 ET, 18:00 BST and 3 AEST June 8 (Sorry, Australia.) Although Apple has not officially announced CEO Tim Cook will headline the traditional introductory presentation, it will be a shock if he does not did not appear.
Last month, Cook testified.
Where can I stream Apple’s event?
You will be able to stream Apple’s event directly from the company’s website. We here at CNET will cover the event live, as we always do, with real-time news, insights and analysis you can only get here.
What can we expect from Apple at WWDC?
Apple’s digital events are fast-paced and smoothly produced. WWDC also tends to be a bit nerdy and silly, with Apple joking about the crazy marketing team that comes with the name of the software. Apple also tends to make fun of the head of software head Craig Federighi.