Apple will hold its annual developer conference, called WWDC, next week. The week-long event allows independent developers to learn a lot about the latest features before they are released, so they can update any app or plugin. Apple launches WWDC with an introductory presentation revealing some of the most exciting new add-ons for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and more.
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Apple will also use the presentation to introduce new hardware, and some tipsters have hinted at a possible MacBook Pro announcement during the main presentation on Monday, June 7, 2021. But if you’re not interested in the new devices, we’re guaranteed to check out. A look at iOS 15 for the first time, an operating system that will run hundreds of millions of iPhones by the end of this year.
Last year, iOS 14 brought visible widgets to the home screen for the first time.
This year, a new look for the Music and Podcast app was announced, as well as different support for video-in-picture video calls, so you can get more done while talking.
The California company has been pretty good at keeping the buzz about its next iPhone update ahead of WWDC 2021, which will be streamed online due to the current global public health crisis.
However, reliable sources have provided us with some details on what to expect from the next version of iOS.
According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, who has succeeded so far when it comes to revealing details about Apple’s hardware and software plans, iOS 15 will bring a new layer of color to the locked screen.
Although iOS 14 has completely changed the look of the home screen, the lock screen, which iPhone owners see every time they “wake up” the screen, has not changed.
Elsewhere, there is talk of changing the Control Center, a shortcut menu that can easily access some of the most common settings on your iPhone. It is accessed by swiping from the top right corner of the screen on an iPhone with Face ID, or by swiping from the bottom if you are using an older model.
According to reliable information, Apple will probably borrow some innovations introduced last year with macOS Big Sur, which came with the version of Control Center, the first for the desktop operating system, on the iPhone.
For iOS 15, a more compact aesthetic is planned, as well as the ability to drag and drop controls to suit your needs, just like Mac owners.
Apple’s built-in health app is pretty complete already, with the ability to connect to a wide range of health and fitness devices to store data on your heart rate, weight, BMI, sleep patterns, menstrual cycle, and more. However, one area where it lags behind competitors like MiFitnessPal is the ability to track food and calorie intake.
Mark Gurman claims all of this will change with iOS 15. Apple will reportedly add the ability to log meals and calories in the Health app, so you can check nutritional details and calorie intake, as well as daily workouts, calories burned and more. It is not known if users will be able to enter all the information manually or if Apple will provide a food database and offer barcode scanning, like some competing services already available on iOS.
Lastly, we were told that we hope that iMessage, a blue bubble messaging feature found on all Apple devices, will also attract the attention of Apple engineers. While exactly what we can expect is unknown, Apple will want the messaging platform to keep up with some of its closest competitors, including WhattsApp, Messenger, Telegram, and Signal.
Could this mean we will see animated stickers and the ability to purchase vendor items in the Messages app? We’ll have to wait and see. Apple usually releases its new version of iOS in September, so we’d expect the California company to stick to that time frame this year.
If you really can’t wait until then, there is usually a public beta program open to everyone starting next month.
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