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Apple used its spring event this year to announce the new one, a new , and a . Soon we will learn all about the new things these gadgets can do with Apple’s annual barrage of free software updates: , iPadOS 15, MacOS 12, WatchOS 8 and TVOS 15 (and ). The tech giant plans to , or WWDC, . The keynote, which was likely chaired by CEO Tim Cook, Monday. Fans and developers can watch the videos online for free.
Last year Apple announced a big change to its Mac computersfrom Intel chips to chips developed by Apple’s in-house team. This group has been making chips for iPhones and iPads for more than a decade, and now Apple says these chips are capable of powering computers as well. So far, the new computers with the new M1 chip have had positive reviews for theirs . Despite the initially positive response, industry observers are curious to see how these chips will drive themselves . Apple could also use the event to host its .
M1 is the marketing name for Apple’s more powerful versions of its iPhone and iPad chips for computers.
We could learn more about the next version of macOS too, but the biggest announcement of the event is likely to be, the latest annual update to enterprise software for iPhones and iPads. This time the software update, which is usually free and in autumn, it is rumored , add new ways to deal with app notifications and redo it more interactive. (Currently they update data, but usually a tap gets you into the app instead of just interacting through the widget.)
There are also rumors that the Apple Watch and its software may get new features. The Apple Watch can currently track movement, heart rate, EKG and blood oxygen levels. The next rumored step could be.
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WWDC will be virtual again. This is what awaits you
When is WWDC 2021?
Apple’s pure online WWDC, 1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST, and 3 p.m. AEST on June 8th. (Sorry, Australia.) While Apple hasn’t officially announced whether CEO Tim Cook will lead the traditional opening keynote presentation, it would be a shock if he didn’t show up.
Last month, Cook said at the.
Where can I stream Apple’s event?
You can stream Apple’s event directly from the company’s website. Here at CNET, as always, we’ll be reporting live on the event, with the real-time news, insights, and analysis only available here.
What can we expect from Apple at WWDC?
Apple’s digital events are fast-moving and skilfully produced. WWDC also tends to be a little nerdy and goofy as Apple jokes that its crazy marketing team comes up with names for its software. Apple also pokes fun at the hair of software chief Craig Federighi.
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