The expected news from Apple are just around the corner. The company has already announced the dates of its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) which will take place from June 5 to 9. The event will be held online, but will have a free face-to-face event for all developers at its Apple Park headquarters in the United States on opening day.
Among the expected novelties of this appointment are the new features that WatchOS 10 is expected to bring, the next version of the operating system for your smartwatch. One of these innovations, demanded by users, are the widgets. These allow quick access to important information and functionality directly from the device’s home screen.
This feature had been removed in the previous version, but it seems Apple has listened to user requests and is working on reintroducing it. The new version of WatchOS that will be presented in June will include important changes compared to previous updates and will put “widgets” at the center of the user experience.
In recent years, Apple’s strategy has led to highlight other elements, such as notifications and multitasking capabilities. Apple’s upcoming interface will allow users to access different widgets, such as weather, activity monitoring and calendar appointments, instead of having to open the corresponding applications. Also, some buttons will have a new function to open the widgets directly with the side wheel.
During the conference, Apple will present the latest developments in its operating systems such as iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. The Swift Student Challenge for programming students will also take place at the event and Apple is expected to present your mixed reality headset during the event.
As reported by Bloomberg, Apple has delayed the presentation of its mixed reality headset until this WWDC, which was scheduled for January 2023, due to software-related problems.
The headset combines virtual and augmented reality technologies and will feature a new operating system internally called xrOS. Apple has been working on fixing issues with sensors, performance, and battery life. The company is also expected to introduce a cheaper version of the viewer in 2024 or early 2025.