The Big iPhone, iPad & Mac Software Reveal As It Happens

This is the biggest day of the year for anyone wanting to know how their Apple products are about to get better. Apple is on the cusp of announcing new software updates for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV and more. Whatever is unveiled in the next hour or two will be on Apple devices from the Fall. Could we see new hardware being announced? There have been rumors of an updated MacBook Pro, but reports have been contradictory. Apple has announced hardware at WWDC before, including the iPhone 3G and iPhone 4, for instance, but for the most part this is a keynote aimed as much at the developers as the rest of us. As such, it’s all about the software. Keep an eye out for some of the smaller-but-still-key announcements. Such as which iPhones, iPads and so on won’t work with this Fall’s updates. Of course, they’ll keep working with their current software, but almost every year, one or two devices will reach the stage where they’re not supported in the next update. Anyway, sit down, make yourself comfortable.

June 7, 2021 7:58 PM EST

That’s a wrap

So, no new hardware, then. But the 1 hour 45 minutes or so of new software were certainly jam-packed and filled with information. If you’re reeling after all that, I don’t blame you.

What’s interesting is how much every product is going to work more closely with other Apple products, and how Apple has new designs, new features and upgrades at every level.

June 7, 2021 7:41 PM EST

Much developer-talk now

Apple is talking about Swift, synchronous coding, and a bunch of stuff that’s going over my head. To be fair, that’s a big part of what WWDC is all about, and in a live show it would be getting great reactions from the developers in the audience.

This year, it’s just the silence that the virtual presentation provides.

June 7, 2021 7:33 PM EST

Safari to get a big upgrade

Craig Federighi says it’s the fastest browser in the world and very power-efficient, not to mention great for privacy.

Using the…