What to expect from Apple's online-only WWDC 2020

What to expect from Apple's online-only WWDC 2020

What to expect from Apple's online-only WWDC 2020

Apple has published statistics that better compare the success of the latest versions of iOS with Google's attempts. As for the devices sold in the last 4 years, the rate is even higher. Apple will be unveiling the iOS 14 at the opening keynote event tomorrow. iOS 14, or as some reports say iPhoneOS, will be powering iPhone 12 series smartphones. 73% of all iPad gadgets run iPadOS 13, followed by 16% on iOS 12 and 11% on earlier versions. For devices sold in the past four years, this rate has risen to 93 percent for iPadOS 13, while iPadOS 12 drops to 5 percent and previous firmware versions to 1 percent. Early iOS 14 builds also hint the inclusion of home screen widgets, something that we have been seeing on Android for quite some time.

By October 2019, iOS 13 was running on 50 per cent of all compatible devices and 55 per cent of devices released in the four years prior. By long-held tradition, Apple will unveil its new iPhone operating system, and other upcoming software updates, at the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 22. Its CEO Tim Cook, and other top executives reveal new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, as well as new iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches.

The first ARM-based Macs are speculated to launch in late 2020 or early 2021, so an announcement next week would make sense if that's indeed Apple's timeline.

The move will keep the nomenclature of Apple's products in a similar format. This year, Cupertino will show off what's next for iOS and macOS via livestreams instead of a large, in-person event.

WWDC isn't just for developers, either - it'll be streaming for free on a variety of platforms for all kinds of Apple fans. According to Weinbach, he received a mail stating that Apple will rename iOS to iPhoneOS.

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