Apple Prepares for Annual Meeting for Greater Things

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The online world where people interact with each other using technology has become the new battlefield for big technology corporations like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple. All of these companies are putting out devices that mix the digital and real-world together.

The Apple company based out of Cupertino, which came out with the iPhone in 2007, could yet again be ready to release technology tools. These devices will bring change to the way we step up to the online world.

Apple’s yearly Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is set for June 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. This conference can give more answers.

Virtual Reality by Apple

The question on many people’s minds is will Apple end the rumors and announce the long-anticipated virtual reality headset? This would be their next big step since the iPhone.

Some are not expecting Apple to show the helmet device. However, they are expected to announce the support of software for virtual reality.

Apple has plans to show technological tools that would give apps the ability to add new voice and camera functions. This will pave the road for hands-free interactions that customers will soon be able to use on the headset.

It has been said that the device will resemble ski goggles. The VR should give an augmented and virtual reality experience.

Big Tech is rushing to create hardware and software to build realities where 3D digital photos and the real world exist together. The new universe, also known as the metaverse, might turn into the new thing that replaces the smartphone times that are dominated by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS software. Many of those platforms came after the many years of Macintosh and Windows.

The virtual reality devices are not expected to be sent out until 2023.

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Redesigns of Apple Products

Besides the VR headset. It is possible that Apple might make an announcement that they are redesigning the Macbook Air completely, according to TheStreet.

Apple enthusiasts and fans have hopes to see a revealing of a new Mac Pro new generation of Apple processor software, the M2

These conferences are where the company makes a majority of its announcements. This is because they generally discuss more software than hardware.

Possibilities For the Apple iOS 16

The new operating system for Apple, version iOS 16, should have fresh features. The company might announce new apps that are in-house. They may also make a plunge by revealing new ways to use iOS.

For instance, fans hope that the company makes the announcement of possibly interacting with a phone as it is locked. This could be similar to the “always-on” feature.

Mark Gurman with Bloomberg said in his newsletter that the new software, under the pseudonym Sydney, is a pretty significant upgrade based on what he was told. He also said that there will be changes throughout the operating system. There will be notification updates, multitasking on the iPad changes, as well as the Messages and Health apps. The changes include a portion of the interface that is a frequent afterthought, the lock screen.

When it comes to the iPad, enthusiasts have hopes that Apple will make an announcement about the possibility of multitasking to allow the device to have the ability to compete with the Microsoft Surface. The Surface offers two-in-one between a computer and a tablet.

In regards to the macOS, there have been a few rumors going around. With that being said, it will be surprising for all if Apple releases a big announcement, according to TheStreet.

When to Download iOS 16

Apple typically released the new iOS beta only hours following the main WWDC event. This means that the iOS 16 beta one should be released on June 6, shortly after the conference is over.

However, keep in mind that the first beta is not open to all users officially. This is due to the first 16 beta being an unstable version of the new upgrade and it will have bugs. The only people that should install the new upgrade are the developers. When developers download the version they will do it on a developer’s hardware instead of an iPhone they use normally.

Written by Marrissa Kay
Edited by Sheena Robertson

Sources:

TheStreet: Apple Prepares to Challenge Facebook; by Luc Olinga
BGR: iOS 16 beta release: When can I download the new iPhone software?; by Chris Smith
HiTech Glitz: Apple is preparing to challenge Facebook

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