We are officially just weeks away from the WWDC 2022 Keynote, which is due to take place on June 6th. During the Apple event, the company will likely showcase iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and macOS 13. Here are five new software features that Apple is expected to unveil during the keynote.
iOS 16 will revamp Focus mode
With iOS 15, Apple introduced the Focus Mode feature. It helps users minimize distractions by bringing more flexibility, control, and automation to their routine.
Personally, I think this is one of the most important features available with iOS 15 and a new channel added to iOS 15.5 shows that Apple may revamp this feature and preview it during WWDC 2022.
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Look at the faces to get some love during WWDC 2022
Every two years, Apple increases the screen size of the Apple Watch. Unfortunately, while the company has added new Watch Faces over the years, it hasn’t caught up with some older releases.
In this spirit, a Bloomberg The report shows that Apple is finally readying updates for many of its built-in watch faces. Mark Gurman says Apple is aiming to “fresh many” of its faces this year.
If that turns out to be true, watchOS 9 could be really exciting, as Gurman also believes it will be one of the most important years in Apple Watch history.
Proper multitasking interface coming to iPadOS 16
Every year there are rumors that Apple will bring a proper multitasking interface to iPadOS. This time is no different, although it finally looks like Apple will improve multitasking for iPad users.
Windows, for example, would be the safest bet to really improve the iPad experience with larger screens. Although the company has made it easier to use Slide Over and Split View, the operating system is still not there.
Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman suggested that Apple might offer a “pro” mode for iPadPro templates, which would be a great addition for those who prefer to work on larger screens.
WWDC 2022 will show a revamped notification system for iOS and iPadOS 16
In an April edition of his To light up newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman writes that iOS 16 will bring “a pretty big improvement across the board, including a notification update.”
The rumored focus on notifications is interesting because Apple has made a lot of changes to the iOS notification system over the past two years, introducing features like notification summary and focus modes. It seems, however, that the company is still not happy with the implementation of notifications in iOS and is planning more changes for WWDC 2022.
macOS 13 to focus on M1 Macs
With macOS 12 Monterey, Apple has already introduced a bunch of exclusive features on Mac M1s. With Intel’s transition to its own chips already complete, it’s likely the company will focus even more on its own computers rather than Intel Macs with macOS 13.
macOS 13 could see revamped notifications like iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, widgets anywhere on the home screen, and improvements for Universal Control.
Luckily, we’re only a few weeks away from WWDC 2022 to find out what Apple will reveal for its upcoming operating systems. What feature do you really want to see Apple introduce? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
- iOS 16: New features, iPhone compatibility, release date
- iPadOS 16: Here’s what we know so far about new features, supported devices, and more
- watchOS 9: Here’s what we know so far about new features, supported devices, and more
- macOS 13: Here’s what we know so far about new features, supported devices, and more.
- tvOS 16: Here’s what we know so far about new features, supported devices, and more.
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