WWDC21 starts on Monday and kicks off with a virtual keynote at 10 a.m. PT. CEO Tim Cook and team are likely to announce iOS 15, a new M2-chip MacBook Pro and new versions of software for most Apple products. It includes a new operating system called HomeOS. An Apple job posting for a senior iOS engineer included mentions of HomeOS which have been removed and replaced with HomePod.
Unofficial Apple beta-tester and four-time NBA champ LeBron James might have leaked a brand-new Apple product. King James shared a photo on Instagram that showed him wearing what appears to be Beats Studio Buds. Apple doesn’t sell wireless earbuds and hasn’t announced them. Last month, iOS and TV OS beta releases had mentions of the Beats Studio Buds, too
A keynote event on the first day will yield the biggest news with previews of Apple’s next operating systems, likely iPad iOS 15, MacOS 12, WatchOS 8, TV OS 15 and iOS 15. There could also be hardware news, as the successor to Apple’s M1 chip and new pro Macs that use M-series processors instead of Intel. Apple first announced its M-class chipsets at last year’s WWDC. The system on a chip is designed in-house and vital to the company’s transition away from Intel chips.