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Last year, Apple announced a major change to its Mac computers, kicking off afrom chips made by Intel to chips designed by Apple’s internal team. That group has been making chips to power iPhones and iPads for more than a decade, and now Apple says those chips are capable enough to power computers, too. So far, new computers powered by the new M1 chip have received positive reviews for their . Despite the initially positive reception, industry observers are eager to see how those chips will perform. . Apple could also use the event to announce its .
We could also learn more about the next version of MacOS, but the biggest announcement of the event will probably be, the latest annual software update from the company for iPhones and iPads. This time, the software update, which is usually free and in the fall, it is rumored that , includes new ways to manage app notifications and creates new more interactive. (They currently update the data, but typically one tap takes you to the app rather than allowing you to interact only through the widget.)
There are also rumors that the Apple Watch and its software could get new features. The Apple Watch can currently track movement, heart rate, ECG, and blood oxygen levels. The rumored next step could be.
When is WWDC 2021?
WWDC online only from Apple, 1 pm ET, 6 pm BST and 3 am AEST on June 8. (Sorry Australia). Although Apple hasn’t officially announced whether CEO Tim Cook will headline the traditional opening keynote presentation, it would be a shock if he doesn’t appear.
Last month, Cook testified at the.
Where can I broadcast the Apple event?
You will be able to stream the Apple event directly from the company’s website. Here at CNET we will cover the event live, as we always do, with real-time news, information and analysis that you can only get here.
What can we expect from Apple at WWDC?
Apple’s digital events are fast-paced and skillfully produced. WWDC also tends to be a bit more nerdy and dumber, with Apple making jokes about their crazy marketing team coming up with names for their software. Apple also tends to poke fun at the software head Craig Federighihair.