Apple Plans to Unveil New Software for iPhone, Mac and Watch on June 7 at a Virtual Event
On Tuesday, Apple announced that its annual developer conference will begin on June 7th. Like last year, it will only be available online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The event will run until June 11th and will be free for developers.
Apple usually introduces its new iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, Apple TVs, and Mac software on the first day of WWDC as the event is known. It sometimes uses events to introduce new hardware products, especially those that will take advantage of new software features .
The event is aimed at developers creating apps for Apple products. However, it is often the first time the public is aware of new features coming to their devices. Generally, software announced in June is released as a beta version before the final launch in the fall.
In 2020, Apple announced that it was moving from Intel processors to its own proprietary chips. In November of that year, the company announced the first computers that will use M1 processors. But during WWDC 2020, it set an example of how powerful its new chips are. The company also announced iOS 14 for iPhone, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, the macOS Big Sur update, and new Apple TV software. In 2019, Apple used the event to unveil the Mac Pro, its most powerful computer ever, aimed at creative professionals such as film editors.
Reports recently suggested that Apple will announce new hardware products before WWDC 2021. New iPads are expected in April, for example. But the company should also update its iMacs and other computers with the new processor. So it might make sense for Apple to introduce these new products in June if they don't show up sooner.