WWDC 2021: here is everything we expect to see
Apple’s biggest software event, WWDC 2021, is just around the corner, and we expect the company to announce the new iOS 15, which arrives in iPhones this fall, as well as updates to iPadOS, WatchOS and even a brand new HomeOS.
So here’s a quick overview of everything new coming at WWDC 2021!
After last year’s major iOS 14 unveiling with widgets and the App Library, iOS 15 is designed to be a relatively minor update, but there are still a lot of new features to know about. Rumors so far suggest that iOS 15 will introduce a lock screen for the iPhone so you can see the time and date and whether you have a missed message without ever touching your phone. Apple will also double with new privacy and messaging features. Here’s all we know.
Better message settings
This will probably be the only feature that will affect most users. With the new notification settings in iOS 15, users will be able to set a different status and receive notifications differently depending on this status. The most obvious example is that messages do not wake you up when you are asleep, or that you may have different notification settings when you are in an important meeting.
Currently rumored categories include driving, working or sleeping, and there will also be the option to create custom categories for super precise control over messages. The new menu with message settings will be available directly on the lock screen and in the control center.
Along with the new notification settings, Apple is also extending automatic replies to be customized depending on your status. Currently, on iOS 14, you have an auto-reply option that only works while you’re driving.
Will Appel finally make iMessage work on other platforms like Android? No not really. However, the exclusive iPhone service is rumored to get a major update with new features that make it more competitive with Whatsapp and other messengers. We have no details yet, but will be updated when we do.
Improvements in the dark state
Settings App updates
Newly designed home screen for iPad
Blood glucose monitoring
Tweaks and improvements
New Macbook Pro 14 “and 16” models