This is an exciting time for Apple enthusiasts, with some rumours that it may have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Apple have confirmed that this year the conference will be held online. The event is taking place later this year than in recent years, this could be because of the extra logistics it being online. The event is free for developers, who will have access through the Apple Developer Program App.

 

What should we expect from the event?

Apple’s WWDC event mainly focuses on updates on software that Apple are introducing. Below are somethings to expect from the WWDC event:

More information on the iOS 14 could be revealed. This could comprise some support for Apple Pencil in messaging, a fitness app, a tagging element in iMessage and the opportunity to mark messages as unread. It also appears that Apple plans to support all iPhones that support iOS 13. Another new feature to look out for is the watchOS 7 which will give you elements that have not been seen before on any Apple Watch that has been brought out before this includes:

  • Parental Controls – Giving parents the ability to control their child’s Apple Watch from their phone.
  • Schooltime – This allows parents to manage which apps their child is on at certain parts of the day
  • Blood Oxygen Tracking – This will allow the Apple Watch to manage blood oxygen level changes, however, this is not yet clear whether you can access this feature on older Apple Watches.
  • Architecture – With the watchOS 7 apps will not be based on extensions. In older versions of the watch you had to have the app on your iPhone to use it on the Apple Watch.

 

Keeping Up to Date on the Apple’s Worldwide Developers Event

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