Apple’s annual developers’ conference, known as WWDC, is traditionally a software-focused event where the company announces forthcoming updates and features for its iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV platforms, alongside the occasional new product reveal.
The tech giant has been forced to adapt the conference from a 6000 person-strong event in the Californian city of San Jose to an online-only affair for a second year as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and will kick off proceedings with a livestreamed keynote presentation from chief executive Tim Cook ahead of virtual sessions for developers throughout the week.
Read on for all the major announcements Apple makes during this year’s WWDC keynote.
iOS 15 – Pandemic-friendly changes
iOS 15, the latest software update for iPhone, will contain changes to video calling feature FaceTime, including spatial audio and voice isolation for calls thanks to machine learning, Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, said.
You can also create a planned FaceTime call and invite friends and family to join it at an agreed time, just as you would with Zoom or Microsoft Teams. SharePlay is another new feature allowing all participants to see a single user’s screen, sharing music or watching a video simultaneously.