Friday, May 06, 2022, 15:52 Events

The Anticipation For 2022's WWDC Next Month Is Rising

Although referred to as the "World Wide Developers Conference", Apple's yearly convention is intended for anyone interested in tech – not just developers. Many announcements of either hardware, software, or both typically occur at the event, which tends to take place in June. Notable announcements at past WWDCs range from that of the first G5 Mac (2003) to the major announcement of the switch to Intel processors (2005). Plenty of hardware has also been announced at the conference over the years as well as one of the most major announcements (the switch from Intel to new and never before heard of in-house, "Apple Silicon" processors or M-chips) in the company's history which occurred in 2020. When 2022's WWDC takes place on the 6th of June, the event will take place with a live audience for the first time since 2019, although it will still be a pre-produced show as opposed to an actual, live stage event.

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New Systems & A Chance To Marvel At The First M2 Macs?
Some themes of this year's WWDC have already been known for a while. For example, updates to iOS 16, macOS 13, as well as updates to iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS are certainly coming. However, there's a bit more excitement when it comes to the hardware sector where the first M2 Macs could see an announcement. Various sources have indicated that Apple is already hard at work on an M2-based MacBook Air and Mac mini. However, those hoping for the final release of an Apple Silicon based Mac Pro with either M1 or M2 should hold their horses. That product isn't expected until the end of the year.

Apple Headset – A New Platform?
2022's WWDC could become historic in a completely new fashion. It's an open secret that Apple is working on an AR/VR implement which should release in the near future. There are indications in various, previously reported places, particularly in the beta for recent versions of iOS, as well as in suspicious communication between Apple and developers. However, an immediate market release following the event is still out of the question as even the most optimistic forecasts point to fall or even the summer of 2023 as likely release dates. iOS 16 is expected to be the device's first operating system as files found in recent betas, although the Apple Headset could also run based on an iOS offshoot referred to as rOS (reality OS) at Apple internally. For developers, the announcement would give them the opportunity to prepare apps and services for release.

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