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Apple WWDC 2023: rumors, advances and software news on iOS 17, iPadOS17, macOS 14 and watchOS 10

A journey into the future of Apple software

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Let's dive deeper.

The Season of Technological Whispers

When it comes to innovation, the month of June is the most awaited month by technology enthusiasts thanks to WWDC, Apple's annual event that promises to unveil the future of software.

The WWDC 2023 will not be an exception.

This year, the invitation to present the keynote included the logo of the Swift development tools used to create apps, suggesting strong software innovations ahead.

iOS 17 and iPadOS 17: A Step Forward into the Future

We can assume that Apple will show new versions of the software that powers both iPhone and iPad. iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 should share many of the same features, with few, but potentially significant, improvements specific to iPadOS 17. Full versions of the software will be available in the fall, probably at the same time as the release of the iPhone 15 and the new iPads.

The latest rumors indicate that iOS 17 will offer a decent number of new features instead of just refining the existing ones. These could include interactive widgets for the home screen, a new look for the Control Center and new Dynamic Island features, such as a new user interface for Siri. There are also rumors of the arrival of a new diary app for iOS 17.

In addition, iOS 17 could open access to third-party app stores, allowing you to download apps for iPhone and iPad from sources other than the Apple store. However, it seems that this feature will be exclusive to Europe, where new regulations are pushing Apple to open its walled garden.

Based on the rumors, here is the list of features we can expect for iOS 17:

  • 'Smart Display', a new option for the lock screen when the phone is horizontal and locked. Useless?
  • An app dedicated to the personal diary to track and record our daily activities and deepest thoughts. A bit like an invisible friend who always listens to us!
  • Updated Control Center interface. Let's hope it makes our lives easier, right?
  • Even more functionality for Dynamic Island. If you like minimalism, this will definitely please you!
  • More interactive widgets.
  • Search improvements.
  • The Health app expands on the iPad.
  • The Health app will have a new function for tracking mood, asking users how their day went and adding up the results over time. Some kind of pocket psychologist, practically!
  • Vision monitoring functionality in the Health app.
  • Minor updates to the Lock Screen, such as font size changes and the option to share Lock Screen designs. A little touch of personalization never hurts!
  • Apple Music Lock Screen interface that could support song lyrics. Karaoke everywhere 😂
  • Manual adjustment options for App Library folders.
  • A more intuitive and streamlined Wallet app
  • Improvements to Find My.
  • Support for sideloading apps in Europe. And long live freedom!

macOS 14: What surprises does it have in store for us?

Last year, the WWDC premiered macOS 13, known as macOS Ventura. This year, however, we're looking forward to macOS 14. At the moment, the rumor mill hasn't revealed much about what news Apple has in store for the Mac this year, including the California-themed nickname that Apple will choose for this year's update.

However, like iOS 17, there are rumors that MacOS 14 will have few significant changes. In recent years, Apple has been trying to make its software more uniform across different platforms, which could mean that more iOS features, such as widgets, could find their way onto the Mac.

watchOS 10 and tvOS 17: Details still hidden

We don't know much about the next version of watchOS and the news it will bring to Apple Watch, including the expected release of Apple Watch 9 this fall. Le energy management functionality they always seem to be at the top of the wish list of Apple Watch users, so we'll see if they're part of the update.

As for tvOS 17, the software that powers Apple TV usually gets little stage time at WWDC, unless Apple has to show interface improvements.

XRos: A new arrival at Apple?

The element that will probably attract the most attention at WWDC 2023 will be XRos, as it could be the newest member of the Apple software family, provided that Apple is Finally ready to talk about her VR/AR hardware plans. Rumors suggest that Apple has named the support software for its mixed reality devices XRos.

We've heard little news about what to expect from XRos, other than the fact that it will probably play many of the iOS features, supporting the hand and eye tracking capabilities of Apple's upcoming headset.

Conclusion: The Future Is Here

WWDC 2023 seems destined to bring a breath of fresh air and improvements. From the new iOS 17, which promises to revolutionize the iPhone user experience, to a potentially revolutionary XRos, there's a lot to look forward to.

Rumors, as always, are a mixture of facts and hopes, but one thing is certain: theApple universe is in turmoil, and we can't wait to see what the future holds.

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