Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and that means Apple WWDC 2022 is swiftly approaching, with excitement mounting for what may be shown at the opening keynote. New software features are always welcome but will we witness any new devices from Apple?
Apple WWDC 2022 schedule
Apple WWDC 2022 is coming up in less than two weeks, and iPhone fans are abuzz with anticipation.
Apple has revealed its schedule for WWDC, which will begin on Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time with the keynote. Apple is likely to showcase its most recent software, including iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 during the 4-day-long developer conference.
During WWDC week, Apple engineers and designers will be on-site at Digital Lounges to facilitate technical discussions, give answers to questions, and network with the community.
Apple WWDC 2022 will be held online again this year, but a select group of lucky individuals was chosen to attend a unique day at Apple Park on June 6 for a tour and to view the keynote live in person.
Apple Swift Student Challenge
Apple has begun taking entries for its annual Swift Student Challenge, a coding competition in which students must create a Swift Playgrounds project of their own choosing.
“We continue our long-standing support of students around the world who love to code with this year’s exciting Swift Student Challenge. Showcase your passion for coding by creating an incredible Swift Playgrounds app project on the topic of your choice. Winners will receive exclusive WWDC22 outerwear, a customized pin set, and one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program.”
Those who want to apply to the program can apply by going to this link.
Apple Watch Pride Edition is already launched
This weekend, Apple released new Pride Edition versions of the Sport Loop and Nike Sport Loop for $49 each in celebration of Pride Month this June and in support of the LGBTQ+ community and equality. Those who own Apple Watch Series 4 or newer can also enjoy a brand new Pride watch face.
iPhone 14 Pro screen update
According to Ross Young, a display industry expert, the ProMotion displays in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be capable of operating at a refresh rate as low as 1Hz. This means iPhones might have extra battery life and they might utilize always-on-display soon.
Can’t confirm, but expecting it.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) May 23, 2022
Since the Series 5 was introduced in 2019, the Apple Watch has had an always-on display, allowing on-screen elements such as the time to be viewed at any moment.
iPhone 14 Pro: Leaked renders
The iPhone 14 Pro has been leaked before, but this time around there’s new information. Leaker Jon Prosser and graphic designer Ian Zelbo have published some fresh design concepts for the smartphone, as a number of design modifications are anticipated. We’ve covered all new iPhone 14 leaks, in this article, so you can learn every piece of little detail regarding the next-generation Apple smartphone.
According to the leaked renderings, the next-generation iPhones will debut with a hole and pill design for the front camera and Face ID, as well as a bigger camera array that will necessitate a change in corner radii for a somewhat rounder appearance.
MacBook Air with M2 might debut at Apple WWDC 2022
Apple may debut an updated MacBook Air at WWDC 2022, one that might be announced as part of the M2 Apple Silicon generation’s release. Apple is reported to be nearing the launch of its next generation of Apple Silicon chips, with the M2 potentially debuting at WWDC 2022. There’s a chance Apple will simultaneously release a new version of the MacBook Air when it debuts this year. There are also rumors suggesting Apple to release an iPad Pro with an M2 chip later this year.
Any hardware news planned for WWDC will almost certainly be on the Mac side, according to Mark Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter for Bloomberg. The next MacBook Air is also anticipated to include M2 chips, according to reports.
Apple AR headset and realityOS
Ahead of Apple WWDC 2022, intriguing trademark filing details for “realityOS,” the name for Apple’s upcoming AR/VR headset operating system have been revealed, suggesting what Apple may reveal at this year’s conference.
On Twitter, Parker Ortolani resurfaced the two separate trademark filings (1, 2), noting that while they were initially submitted on December 8, 2021, they are both listed with foreign filing date deadlines of June 8, 2022, just two days after Apple’s main WWDC keynote. A new patent filing on the USPTO’s website has a foreign filing date of June 9, 2022.
It cannot be a coincidence that the “realityOS” trademark owned by a company that seemingly doesn’t exist and is specifically for “wearable computer hardware” is being filed around the world on June 8, 2022 https://t.co/myoRbOvgJa + https://t.co/AH97r95EMn pic.twitter.com/uvsiZCj2rR
— Parker Ortolani (@ParkerOrtolani) May 29, 2022
The trademarks in question are not labeled or marked as Apple properties, but several clues indicate that Apple holds them. The filings are filed with a firm named “Realityo Systems LLC,” and according to Parker, the business address used by this firm is the same address Apple has utilized in prior years to keep hold of macOS California release names until launch.
realityOS will first run on a high-end, niche AR/VR headset Apple is planning to announce this year or early next year.
The upcoming headset from Google is meant to provide a more natural experience for users. It will feature two 4K micro-OLED displays, 15 camera modules, strong processors equivalent to the M-series chips, eye-tracking capabilities, hand gesture support, spatial audio, and other features. The headset is expected to cost approximately $3,000 when it debuts.
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