WWDC is one in all Apple’s largest occasions of the yr, bringing builders from all over the world beneath one roof to be told concerning the subsequent giant device updates from the corporate. In fact, with COVID-19 nonetheless an ever-present factor, Apple has made the shift to an online-only structure, however that doesn’t imply the development received’t be packed stuffed with thrilling bulletins for Apple product house owners.

Right here’s the whole lot you wish to have to find out about WWDC 2021, together with main points on when the keynote is predicted to happen and what you will have to be expecting from this yr’s convention.

When is WWDC 2021?

As showed by means of Apple in overdue March 2021, WWDC 2021 is because of happen between 7 – 11 June 2021, returning to its same old first complete week of June agenda after the behind schedule WWDC 2020 happened in overdue June.

Whilst unconfirmed by means of now, it’s most certainly that Apple will host a keynote at the first day of the convention to formally unveil its largest bulletins, most probably iOS 15, macOS 12 and most likely even the Apple-designed desktop chipset rumoured to be integrated within the refreshed iMac line later this yr – it did announce the M1 chipset at WWDC 2020, in spite of everything.

The place will WWDC 2021 happen?

Apple historically hosts WWDC in San Jose, California, however like in 2020, the pandemic has brought about Apple to shift to an online-only focal point for WWDC 2021.

As with closing yr’s tournament, the keynote, along side the entire developer periods, might be to be had by means of livestream, even though the latter is unique to attendees.

The excellent news is that, because of the digital focal point, Apple is permitting all registered builders get entry to to the week-long convention totally without cost – a stark trade to the in-person WWDC occasions which noticed tickets price up to $1,599 by means of a lottery gadget.

What’s going to Apple announce at WWDC 2021?

Being a developer-focused convention, WWDC 2021 may be targeted at the subsequent giant device updates for Apple units – iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 – however given Apple’s resolution to additionally announce the M1 chipset at WWDC 2020, lets additionally see the announcement of the desktop Apple Silicon chipset at this yr’s tournament.

iOS 15


The announcement of iOS 15 might be the largest of the hole keynote, giving us our first take a look at the following giant running gadget replace forward of the anticipated unlock along the iPhone 13 vary later this yr – even though prepared enthusiasts will most probably be capable to get entry to it by means of public beta from July onwards.

Apparently, not like earlier years, little is lately identified about iOS 15, even though that can trade as we get nearer to the June tournament. With such giant new options offered in iOS 14, it’s most probably that iOS 15 will focal point on refinement, most likely bringing prolonged capability to the brand new on-screen widgets along progressed Siri functions and updates to core Apple apps.  

We quilt the most recent iOS 15 information one by one for the ones occupied with finding out extra forward of the expose in June.

iPadOS 15

We additionally be expecting iPadOS 15 to be published at WWDC 2021, mirroring lots of the options of iOS 15 with a tablet-focused spin, however we’ve now not heard a lot about iPadOS 15 but both. Like iOS 15, we predict iPadOS 15 to be launched later this yr, most probably in September, with a public beta anticipated to drop someday in July.

macOS 12

Sure, macOS 12 could also be set to be introduced at WWDC 2021. Whilst there was once some hypothesis that it’d be referred to as macOS 11.1, following the ‘level’ replace gadget favoured by means of Apple for years, references to macOS 12 had been noticed in WebKit code. But even so, macOS 11.1 has been and long past; we’re lately on macOS 11.2.3, all however confirming the brand new naming gadget.

Like lots of the upcoming device bulletins, now not so much is understood about macOS 12 at this time, however don’t be expecting the completed product in September – Apple’s Mac OS updates generally tend to come back slightly later within the yr.

watchOS 8

Whilst now not a lot is understood about different device bulletins, there were whispers on-line that give us an inkling of what to anticipate from watchOS 8, the following device replace for the Apple Watch vary.

One file means that the headline additions may well be Battery and Mountaineering apps, and a devoted Well being app may well be on its solution to the Apple Watch too. With Well being migrating to the small display, it’s imaginable that we’ll see an iPadOS variant too, however that’s unconfirmed for now.

It’s additionally anticipated that any Apple Watch that runs watchOS 7 will have to run watchOS 8 simply high-quality, and taking into consideration Apple solely canned give a boost to for the aging Sequence 1 and Sequence 2 in 2020, that’s more likely to be the vast majority of Apple Watch house owners.

tvOS 15

tvOS 15 is a specifically fascinating one, principally because of the truth an up to date Apple TV is rumoured to be arriving at Apple’s unconfirmed April tournament, and an up to date UI can be a powerful promoting level of the brand new media streamer.

It’s imaginable that Apple may just release the {hardware} and tease the up to date device due for unlock later this yr, however with tvOS updates now not shedding till September, that’d be a very long time for brand spanking new Apple TV house owners to attend.

Every time tvOS 15 drops, it’s rumoured to game an up to date glance – probably to enrich the brand new Apple TV – along the advent of parental controls and display time control equipment too.

New Apple desktop chipset

Whilst the advent of a brand new Apple Silicon chipset would possibly appear misplaced for a developer convention, the corporate to begin with published the tech at WWDC 2020 – it does give builders considerable time to organize, in spite of everything. Whilst the Apple M1 is indisputably an excellent chipset that provides vital advantages over Intel-based laptops, it’s now not fairly sufficient for the top-end iMac line.

Apple is rumoured to be running on a extra robust chipset for the approaching redesigned iMac vary, tentatively dubbed the A14T in leaks. It’s now not arduous to consider that Apple may just take a little time at WWDC 2021 not to solely give an replace on how the transition to Apple Silicon goes – a procedure it mentioned would take 3 years at WWDC 2020 – however to introduce the desktop chipset too.