We are just a couple of days away from Apple’s WWDC 2021, where we expect tons of great surprises. Indeed, WWDC is an event that is mainly focused on Apple’s software, so, logically, we will get new iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and new macOS. However, the good news is that you do not have to wait until Monday to find out what is coming to your Apple devices, as we have recently received hints of what to expect.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman report, Apple users can expect improved privacy controls in future updates. Better iPad multitasking to attract advanced users and new notification modes and some changes in the iOS notification banner, which would give its users the chance to configure auto-reply actions. Now, he also believes that we will see interface updates for Apple TV and the Apple Watch.
“The virtual event beginning Monday will also include software updates for the Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV as well as tools developers can use to build apps. The company plans to discuss new privacy protections for limiting data collection as well as health-tracking, notifications and messaging features. Executives also will promote significant improvements to iPad software, making the device more capable and appealing to more advanced users.”
The new iOS 15 update is expected to feature a stricter control panel that will highlight how apps use customer data, which could work alongside the App Tracking Transparency policies that came with iOS 14.5. In addition, iPadOS could get a boost to make them a better productivity tool, and it’s even rumored that Apple could be getting ready to give us a new Home Screen and updates to multitasking. And of course, all of these changes aim to make it easier for users to operate multiple apps simultaneously.
Further, iOS 15 notifications modes could soon allow users to set different statuses, like sleeping, working, and more, which would also make notifications behave differently for each situation. We could also see auto-reply features in these new modes.
Gurman also believes that users will get better health tracking and an improved interface in watchOS and tvOS, respectively, but he also tells us not to expect huge changes or improvements in the new version of macOS.