It is WWDC Eve, of us! It is lastly right here, and I have to say, I am tremendous hyped about it. I used to be sitting right here, making an attempt to consider a intelligent technique to re-theme ‘Twas the Night time Earlier than Christmas to a WWDC theme, but it surely’s already performed by Stephen Hackett at 512 Pixels.
‘Twas the night time earlier than Dub Dub, when all by way of the home,
Not an iPad was stirring, not even with a mouse;
iPod Socks had been hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Hair Power One could be there;
The builders had been nestled all comfortable of their beds;
Whereas visions of recent APIs danced of their heads;
With STS in his ‘kerchief, and Marco in a cap,
Had simply settled their plans to rewrite some apps.
When out on the garden there arose such a clatter,
Siracusa sprang from his mattress, dreaming of Chris Lattner.
A crash within the window resulting from outdated Flash,
Casey monitored his shutters with out spending a lot money.
The moon lit the ground because the Mac Professional followers blow,
Gave a lustre of noon to SwiftUI under,
When what to our questioning eyes did seem,
Not a Hey replace, however Apple’s stream far and close to.
With a dad-jokey intro so energetic and fast,
I knew in a second he have to be St. Tim.
Stephen Hackett, 512 Pixels
Now that you’ve a very good chuckle, it is time to get all the way down to enterprise…
First off, WWDC means new software program, so we’ll positively be seeing iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS eight, tvOS 15, and a brand new macOS (identify TBA). Whereas we’ve not seen quite a lot of precise leaks relating to the software program this yr, current rumors about iOS 15 embody meals monitoring in Well being, improved notification settings and look on the Lock display, Darkish Mode UI tweaks, and iMessages may see an enormous overhaul.
Personally, I am fairly excited if Apple does carry meals monitoring to the Well being app. This, when paired with a doable Apple Watch Collection 7 with blood glucose monitoring, could be an ideal mixture for individuals who are diabetic, like myself. I do know it might appear to be one other foolish addition, however when you’ll want to monitor the whole lot you eat as a result of you’ll want to know and perceive the way it impacts your blood sugar ranges, it is essential to log the whole lot. And if Apple provides it to the Well being app, you will not must obtain yet one more third-party app (like MyFitnessPal) and create one other dang account to maintain monitor of that and solely have the ability to view that information in that particular app. I might a lot slightly consolidate all of my well being information into the Well being app, so I actually hope to see meals monitoring added in iOS 15 and blood glucose monitoring with Apple Watch Collection 7. This could possibly be game-changing for a lot of.
If you happen to check out Apple’s YouTube live stream, you will see a plethora of Memoji characters with varied iMessage speech bubbles, tapbacks, and emoji. This could possibly be hinting in direction of some large modifications coming to iMessage, which appears to be a central theme for iOS 15 and thought of Apple’s invisible social community. Some rumors that we have seen in current weeks embody sending an computerized reply to messages relying on present standing, much like the way you mechanically ship a response when you’re driving. Since I exploit iMessage virtually solely, I am hoping for some large modifications, but in addition enhancements to the present system higher. In any case, I nonetheless cannot simply go away group chats if there are SMS customers, like why?
I additionally actually hoping for a extra streamlined customization course of in iOS 15, and for the love of god, allow us to put widgets anyplace we would like in iPadOS 15, and provides us the App Library. It nonetheless does not make sense to me why this wasn’t a factor in iPadOS 14, so let’s treatment that, okay? Talking of iPadOS 15, I am hoping that we’re getting large modifications to how iPadOS works as a result of with the iPad Professional (2021) having an M1 chip, it positively feels prefer it’s incomplete with out vital software program modifications. However no, let’s not simply slap macOS onto an iPad as a result of that is a cop-out.
Different large WWDC associated information is the truth that we may even see some new dropping this yr, particularly some new MacBook Professionals in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes. It has been some time since we have seen any reveals at WWDC, so this may positively be out of the bizarre from current years. However the 16-inch MacBook Professional is lengthy overdue for a refresh because it debuted in 2019, and nicely, everybody has been clamoring for a 14-inch MacBook for years. This may positively be an opportune time to drop them. Oh, possibly they’re going to are available colours like the brand new iMacs too! I am going to take a mint inexperienced or rose gold 14-inch MacBook Professional, please.
Anyway, all might be revealed in lower than 24 hours from now. Are you prepared? Are you pumped? Deliver it on, Apple!
- Christine Romero-Chan