Apple’s 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference is upon us again, and we’ll be following any new software announcements from the keynote. Apple has many records of operating systems running and has done a good job of keeping a lot of things secret. But there are some obvious questions that can be answered in the online-only event.
Apple’s Arm-based M1 Macs have exceeded most people’s expectations in terms of performance and battery life — but the future of macOS still seems bleak with so many different types of apps supported. That could all be forgiven if Apple makes one of its rare WWDC hardware announcements with new MacBook Pro models.
iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS are likely to get some attention too — and we might even see tvOS being renamed HomeOS in a nod to the HomePod and Apple’s smart home ambitions. The iPad is expected to get a refreshed home screen and perhaps a new revision of the windowing system.
All that, some surprises, and what will surely be a slew of flying drone transitions over Apple Park are in store. But the biggest question is whether Apple will directly address growing developer dissatisfaction with its App Store policies. It takes some searching, but that’s why live blog: tune in to watch with us!