Apple is set to announce major software changes for its electronics at its annual WWDC developer conference. The event will start on Monday and last until June 10. As well-known Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman (Mark Gurman) reports, citing sources in the company, in particular, software changes for the iPad will make the tablet more like a laptop than a smartphone. iPadOS 16 will feature an updated interface which makes it easier to identify the apps currently open and allows you to switch between tasks easily. Users will also be able to adjust the size of the windows and switch between tasks as if they were on a regular PC.
For the iPad accounts for about 9% of Apple’s sales annually, in recent years this figure has increased slightly. Users have long desired an interface that was more like the one in the OS for laptops. What’s more, the new iPads use the same M1 chipset that powers some of Apple’s laptops, so it shouldn’t take too much effort to turn tablets into laptop-like designs.
IPAD: A SOFTWARE UPDATE IS ANNOUNCED BY APPLE FOR A SUFFICIENT RANGE OF DEVICES
One of the most important changes that will be made at the conference is the new iPad interface. Software updates for iPhone, Mac and Apple TV will be made. Apple will make it easier for developers to build better apps. Apple also has the potential to generate even greater revenue. Apple is currently earning over $20 billion per year from its App Store.
In iOS 16, Apple also plans a number of changes, including the appearance of widgets on the lock screen, new audio and “social” functions will be added to the integrated messenger. macOS will update system settings, and Apple Watch will change the “watch faces”, will be revised fitness features and power-saving mode – now the watch only shows the time when the battery is low.
Software upgrades will promote new hardware. The company plans to launch four new iPhone 14 models in the fall: an updated iPad Pro, three Apple Watches, and several Macs with M2 chipets.
The software will be officially released on June 6th, but it will likely only be available to developers in the fall. This will coincide with the new Apple electronics’ release. Developers will have access to beta versions as soon as next week. Beta test versions for a select few users will also be available in the next month.