WWDC 2020 is right around the corner! The WWDC if usually held in March however due to the pandemic Apple has decided to kick things off on June 22nd.
Whats being Announced?
WWDC events usually announce new hardware but Apple have already released a new iPad pro, a new iPhone and a new Macbook so its most likely this event will be more software related.
Apple typically uses WWDC to announce the new macOS, tvOS, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS upgrades, which means we will be seeing the updated version of the iPhone & iPad Operating system, iOS 14.
There has been lots of rumours around iOS 14 and a few leaks. Apple may be planning to introduce support for third-party wallpaper packs in iOS 14, this would allow developers to create wallpaper options for the iPhone and be available to download via the app store.
The Messages app will get some updates as it does. Typing indicators in group chats could be included, so you can see who is typing in a multi-person chat. We could also see a new feature for marking messages as unread.
Apple has not changed the UI of the home screen since the first iPhone and it needs an update! There has been rumours an alternative app switcher is coming to the next version of iOS.
We think Apple will add widget support or the home screen, we think this feature will come in form of expanding app icons which can then be used as widgets on the home screen. What do you think?
That cant be it? At WWDC 2020 there will be a lot of new features announced so make sure to stay tuned as we will be covering the iOS 14 in depth.
WWDC 2020 Online launch.
This launch will be streamed online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Developers will be able to attend in either the Apple Developer app or on the Apple Developer website.
Apple also announced the Swift Student Challenge, an opportunity for student developers to showcase their love of coding by creating their own Swift playground.
The Next iPhone?
There has been lots of rumours about the next iPhone but we do not think apple will be announced a new model at this event. There will most likley be an event for the next iPhone during the first week of September, but The iPhone 12 is almost guaranteed to arrive in 2020.
Consistent leaks have suggested the iPhone 12 will have a metal frame. The rear of all four phones is is still expected to be made of glass, but the edges are expected to be more squared than the rounded ones on current models.
The base line model is expected to feature 5G connectivity, upgraded cameras and the new A14 processor. Stay tuned as we will be covering all the latest announcements at WWDC 2020 this year, including the latest features coming from iOS 14.