WWDC 2021: What else may launch besides iOS 15 and other software versions
But new OSes are not the only announcements at WWDC. This time some new hardware and chipset-related announcements are expected as well.
Last week Apple revealed the dates when it will hold the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) this year. And for someone who has been following this conference since years, it won’t be rocket science to guess will be announced. At WWDC we mostly see Apple introducing new OS versions for different platforms. This year, we are expected to get our first look at iOS 15, tvOS 14, watchOS 8, iPadOS 15 and macOS 12. But new OSes are not the only announcements at WWDC. This time some new hardware and chipset-related announcements are expected as well. So, here’s a short list of those.
AirTags are probably the longest-rumoured products by Apple that are yet to see the light of the day. These Bluetooth tags were expected to arrive last month but that never happened. A lot has been leaked about Apple AirTags, including how it will work based on UWB (Ultra Wide Band) and U1 chipset and the circular design with a size of a bottle cap. We may see this coming at WWDC 2021.
Redesigned iMacs have also been a subject to leaks and rumours recently. Considering the fact that two new iMac models were found in the latest macOS beta and tipsters have also mentioned that new iMacs are coming soon, WWDC might just be a conference where Apple plans to introduce it to the world. The firm recently discontinued a couple of base iMac models too.
New iPad Pro tablets
New iPad Pro models might see the light of the day this time at WWDC. These are not just rumoured to be powered by A14X chipset, which is said to be as good as Apple M1 processor, but also have mini LED display tech that gives better contrast and sharpness while consuming less power.
New AirPods Pro
Second generation AirPods Pro can also show up at WWDC 2021. Although several tipsters mentioned that AirPods 3 can arrive in the rumoured March 23 event, analyst Ming Chi-Kuo has said that these may arrive in the 3rd quarter of the year.
Apple M1X chipset
Apple can discuss its rumoured M1X processor, which is said to be even more powerful than the M1 chipset that Apple launched last year. There have already been rumours that Apple has been testing on several chipsets with 32, 16, 12, and 8 high-performance cores, internally. Although the company might not talk in detail about it at WWDC, it may shed some light on what’s to come.