What To Expected For Apple’s Online WWDC 2020?
This year’s WWDC announcements are likely to be more subdued because they won’t be done on stage in front of a cheering crowd, according to Apple news, but it’s clear that Apple will have a number of announcements to make.
Macworld estimates that WWDC 2020 will feature updates to Apple’s operating systems (iOS 14, macOS 10.16, tvOS, watchOS, and so on) but it may also include the appearance of other hardware. We will walk you through the products that Apple is likely to unveil this June.
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Graphical assets discovered in internal betas of iOS 13 strongly suggest that Apple is going to launch some kind of object tracker, Airtag, in the near future, that can be attached to wallet, keys and other important items. And the Airtag will work with the Find My app so you can keep track of important items and find them when they are lost.
Although people previously predicted that Airtag will be launched this fall, there’re rumors that we may see it earlier in the WWDC this month. The product appears to be Apple’s answer to the Tile range of products. It could take the form of a waterproof sticker which you apply to whatever you want to track, but seems more likely to be a little circular disc with an Apple logo in the center as indicated by assets that appeared in the iOS 13 beta.
Moreover, the iMac has looked the same for around a decade, change is well overdue and 2020 might be the year we finally see it! Alternatively, we’ll see a new iMac in the same old design, but with much-needed specs improvements.
It’s been more than a year since Apple last update the iMac (in March 2019) and even longer since the iMac Pro arrived (December 2018). This neglect is perhaps explained by the popularity of laptops, but creatives who rely on a decent desktop for their work are no doubt frustrated by the fact that the current crop of iMacs look underpowered compared to the MacBook Pro.
There are plenty reasons to think that Apple will update iMac in this WWDC, for example news that the Intel processors that people expected to see in the new iMac are now available. Prolific leaker Sonny Dickson has tweeted that Apple is gearing up to launch a new iMac this June.
Also, there are rumors about a smaller and cheaper Apple TV, a new HomePod and potentially a HomePod mini. The HomePod mini is probably wishful thinking, but such a move would, presumably, help Apple gain market share in the smart speaker space.
People are excited with the online WWDC in June, hoping to see creative designs and innovations from Apple.
Apple News: U.S. Shareholder Lawsuit Over CEO’s iPhone, China Comments
While dismissing most claims, a federal judge ruled on June 3, 2020 that shareholders can sue over Chief Executive Tim Cook’s comments touting strong iPhone demand on a Nov. 1, 2018 analyst call, only a few days before Apple told its largest manufacturers to curb production.
“Absent some natural disaster or other intervening reason, it is simply implausible that Cook would not have known that iPhone demand in China was falling mere days before cutting production lines,” the judge wrote.
The complaint, led by the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Rhode Island, came after Cook on Jan. 2, 2019 unexpectedly reduced Apple’s quarterly revenue forecast by up to $9 billion, in part because of U.S.-China trade tensions.
Apple did not immediately respond on Wednesday to requests for comment.
Apple News: Patent For Socially-Distanced Group Selfies
Apple Inc. has received a patent for “synthetic group selfie” from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as first reported by Patently Apple.
According to the patent, an Apple device user can invite others to join them in a selfie remotely using their own devices. If the other user, or users, accept the request, the software will arrange the individual selfies in a single image. Group selfies can be easily generated without having to organize or arrange people around a camera.
Apple said that both individual selfies and the resultant group selfie could be still images, stored video images or live streaming images.