Before Apple kicked off this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, the company announced this year's finalists for the annual Apple Design Awards. Now, with the conference about to wrap up for the year, the winners have been revealed.
Passwords have been around long enough that it's a ubiquitous element to securing things just about anywhere. But while there are always strides to make them as secure as possible, there's always that chance it won't be enough. Which is why companies like Apple and many others are working on new ways to go beyond the password.
It's par for the course for Apple executives to start making the rounds after major announcements. And the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is certainly no different. Craig Federighi, Apple's SVP of Software Engineering, has already done some interviews talking about the big announcements from this year's event. But now he's doing something a bit different this year.
Earlier today, Apple officially unveiled the next major software updates for its platforms at this year's WWDC. It shouldn't surprise anyone that a large range of Apple's devices support updating to the upcoming updates. So you can find a list below of the supported devices that will be updated later this year.
Apple announced the upcoming iPhone iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 at WWDC on June 7, 2021. New features like enhanced Memoji customization, Focus options to maintain center, and advancements in Notification management will be making their way to your device this fall. However, there is one important thing you will not be waiting to receive: that brand new iOS 15 wallpaper for iPhone and iPad.
Apple announced the latest update for its desktop line, macOS Monterey at WWDC on June 7, 2021. With experiences for FaceTime like SharePlay, iMessage photo collections, and group tabs for Safari, the new upgrade has something for everyone. One thing that we want for the iDB Wallpapers of the Week community is that hot new macOS Monterey wallpaper.
During its keynote event for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple revealed a big change for its stock Wallet app. It's been requested plenty of times over the years. And the company itself has said the Wallet app is meant to, eventually, let you actually leave your physical wallet at home. And now it's one step closer.
Apple is introducing iOS 15 today at its keynote for Worldwide Developers Conference. And, as expected, the Weather app is getting some love this time around.
One of the major selling points for Apple and its platforms is privacy and security. So it's no surprise to see the company making improvements in these areas with its next big updates. In this case, Apple is expanding its privacy efforts across its most popular platforms.
Along with updates to iOS and the other major platforms, Apple has also released an updated version of its App Store Review Guidelines. Apple makes these types of changes on a semi regular basis, aiming to give more power to developers in some capacity. And this year is no different.
Apple is bringing Siri to third-party devices, but it's not what you think. Rather than let Android smartphone owners use its digital assistant, Apple is bringing Siri to smart home devices.
Apple already doesn't "force" iOS users to upgrade. In fact, it keeps track of folks out there in the wild still running earlier versions of its most popular operating system. However, the company does try to have plenty of reasons to upgrade. This year, though, if you want to stay on iOS 14, Apple appears to be okay with that.