This Monday, June 7, Apple is going to kick off this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. And since it’s the keynote, we’re expecting to see the company showcase big updates for all of its platforms. Even tvOS, maybe. But it’s some of the company’s services that may get most of the attention.
According to a tweet sent out by Joanna Stern of The Wall Street Journal, she’s heard some things about what Apple is planning to announce next week. The tweet doesn’t come with a lot of information, which is to be expected. However, Stern says she has heard that Apple is planning some big things for a few different services.
Of course, next week at WWDC the walls will get even higher. I hear there are big updates coming to Safari, Health, Maps and iMessage at WWDC next week.
— Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) June 4, 2021
Apple has made some noteworthy improvements to all of these elements over the years. However, if Apple’s going to focus on each at WWDC21, it will certainly be interesting to see what’s coming down the pipe. Especially when it comes to something like iMessage. How do you think Apple will improve this feature, which is arguably one of the most important for the company (and it’s lock-in efforts)?
Safari, meanwhile, will probably see some security and privacy elements thrown into the mix. Apple has been ramping up both of these elements for its internet browser over the years, and that will probably continue with this year’s WWDC and the browser’s update later this year.
Health is one of the most important elements for Apple moving forward, so it makes sense that it would get some “stage time” at this year’s WWDC. What that actually translates into new features or what not remains to be seen. However, we did recently hear that iOS 15, and the Health app, may introduce new food tracking features. So that could be what Apple has up its sleeve.
And then there’s Maps. This is probably the biggest room for improvement, considering that Apple’s “Look Around” feature, which is meant to compete with Google’s Street View, still has a lot of room to grow as far as availability is concerned. There’s plenty of new things Apple could bring to Maps with the subsequent arrival of software updates, but mostly hopefully this year is just about expanding already available features to more places.
What are you hoping to see Apple launch at this year’s WWDC?