Just days before Apple’s WWDC 2022 kicks off on June 6, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has provided big hints about what to expect from the company next week. This entails significant modifications to iOS 16 and tvOS 16.
With the addition of Always On Display functionality, Apple will update the Health app, the notification panel, and bring “significant advancements for the lock screen, including wallpapers with widget-like features.” Gurman goes on to say that while there won’t be any system-wide changes, “significant changes to windowing and multitasking, particularly on the iPad”, are on the way.
He went on to say in his thorough coverage that “more social network-like functionality in Messaging, particularly around audio messages, is something I’d expect. More smart-home integrations will be added to the Apple TV operating system, tvOS, while the Mac will get some updated apps and a much-needed overhaul of System Preferences to bring it in line with iOS Settings. This includes the ability to organise settings by an app.”
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The Health app “probably won’t be moving to the iPad and Mac,” as expected, but it will get “plenty of new capabilities that work with the iPhone [on iOS 16] and Apple Watch.” Apple is unlikely to announce hardware at WWDC 2022, according to Gurman, but if it does, it will be the new MacBook Air with the M2 chip.