WWDC 2022 Keynote Today: How to Watch Live and What to Expect

WWDC 2022 Keynote Today: How to Watch Live and What to Expect

WWDC 2022 is set to begin today, June 6th. Apple is holding its WWDC 2022 keynote evening (as per India time) virtually to showcase its new software developments. Continuing the trend, the Cupertino company is expected to reveal the upcoming versions of its operating systems which would be titled iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16. It could be the new MacBook Air with the M2 chip or just some incremental updates to the Mac mini and Mac Pro.

WWDC 2022 Keynote Live Stream Times, How to Watch Online

The WWDC 2022 keynote will take place at 10am PT (10:30pm IST) today. The event will be streamed live on Apple’s YouTube channel. It will also stream via Apple.com, the Apple TV app and the Apple Developer app. Also, you can watch it live in the video player embedded below.

What to expect from WWDC 2022

Similar to previous years, Apple at its WWDC keynote is expected to announce a series of software-focused developments. We can safely expect the release of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16 at the event. Also, there are reports that suggest some new Mac devices will be released at the keynote. This could include the anticipated MacBook Air with the M2 chip, as well as the new Mac mini and Mac Pro models.

iOS 16

One of the biggest attractions at this year’s WWDC is expected to be iOS 16. The new operating system for the iPhone will include updates to notifications, as well as new messaging and health apps, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. On the messaging front, the iOS 16 update is said to bring new audio-centric experiences.

Apple is reported to have updated the iOS 16 interface with redesigned app icons, interactive widgets, updated theme options, and a floating app window. Also, some improvements are available in the preloaded camera app part. Users can also expect lock screen improvements like new wallpapers and widget-like features.

In addition to regular updates, iOS 16 is said to support an always-on lock screen experience, in which the operating system will significantly reduce the frame rate to display “viewable information” when the screen is idle. However, this addition is expected to be exclusively enabled on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max at a later stage.

iPadOS 16

Similar to iOS 16, iPadOS 16 is expected to turn heads at this year’s WWDC keynote. The new version of iPadOS will have an improved multitasking experience similar to that of macOS, Gurman said in his recent Power On newsletter.

It is reported that users can resize app windows while using multiple apps at the same time. This would be a step up from the existing Split View, where two apps can be open simultaneously.

macOS 13

While there aren’t many reports to suggest what’s to come in macOS 13, we can expect some incremental changes. One of them could be a Settings app update. Some Apple apps preloaded on the operating system are also set to get a design overhaul this time around.

As far as naming goes, macOS 13 might be given the title Mammoth β€” based on a region that sits in the Sierra Nevada. Apple also considered using mountain range names for some of the earlier versions of macOS.

watchOS 9

For Apple Watch users, this year’s WWDC keynote is expected to bring watchOS 9 as an update. The new version of watchOS will have improvements that “will affect day-to-day operation and navigation” on the Apple Watch, according to Gurman. There could also be the new Health app to improve health tracking on the Watch’s hardware – along with the iPhone.

Apple is also working to improve the atrial fibrillation detection feature that will be detailed in the keynote.

tvOS 16

There are no significant details on what exactly we can expect from tvOS 16. However, it’s safe to assume that Apple would announce some improvements to retain its users on Apple TV. Some reports in the past have also suggested that Apple would bring homeOS as its dedicated smart home operating system. This has yet to be officially announced. However, we can expect tvOS to get some new features to control smart home devices from a TV.

new mac devices

While Apple has a history of releasing its hardware at dedicated events, recent reports have suggested that the company could use its WWDC keynote this time around to unveil some new Mac devices. That could include the new MacBook Air, which has been the rumor mill for some time. It would come with some new changes at the design level, including eye-catching tones – along with the M2 chip. Apple’s new silicon isn’t likely to have significant performance upgrades over the existing M1 series, but some improvements to help deliver longer battery life and an improved user experience.

Along with the new MacBook Air, the Mac mini and new high-end Mac Pro are rumored to be in the works. Both can be shown in the keynote as Apple’s new hardware offerings.

However, for iPhone and Apple Watch lovers, Apple is expected to host the special event in September only.

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