Welcome to our weekly collection of all the Apple news you missed this week, in a handy bite-sized summary. We call it Apple Breakfast because we think it goes great with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning, but it’s cool if you want to read it during lunch or dinner hours as well.
Virtual reality once again for WWDC
You can mark the next big date in your Apple event calendar: Cupertino has announced that WWDC 2022 will take place from June 6 to 10.
If you’re wondering what to expect, Apple is committed to showcasing the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Again, this pretty much goes without saying; WWDC is the central software. Each year, Apple uses the conference to show app developers important changes to its major operating systems, from interface redesigns to security changes and new features. After Universal Control was such a hit in the iPadOS 15/macOS Monterey generation, what will be making headlines in 2022? Head to Macworld on June 6 to find out.
That doesn’t mean, of course, that WWDC 2022 will only feature software announcements; previous conferences have included major hardware reveals, from the iPhone 3GS to the Mac Pro Trash. Apple has plenty of unreleased hardware on the way, including new Mac minis and MacBook Airs, and second-generation AirPods Pro; any of them could be announced in June. For the latest rumors on this, check out our regularly updated WWDC guide. Or, if you’re interested in more birding guesswork, we’ve spotted six secret birds Apple might be hiding in its WWDC trailer.
However, perhaps the biggest surprise so far is the fact that WWDC will for the third consecutive year be online-only, with the exception of a space-limited gathering for developers and students at Apple Park on June 6. events – which we believe should become the norm – Apple is known for its passionate preference for doing things in person, sometimes to the chagrin of its office workers. And a lot of people right now feel like believing that COVID is over and going back to their pre-pandemic way of life.
It was a huge decision. If Apple had chosen to hold a large-scale rally, few could really blame it, and many would have cheered. But staying (mostly) virtual, for now, was the right solution for staff and visitor safety. Watching on a stream isn’t the same as watching a person, but we’re still excited, and we hope you are, too.
Trending: Top stories of the week
Even when change is coming to Applenothing really changes.
the mac studio is Apple’s belated excuse for neglected creatives, Karen Haslam believes.
Apple can do its legendary ease of use extremely difficult when he wants to, notes the Macalope.
In this week’s Different Think column, Michael Simon discusses how Apple’s iPhone subscription service could be the ultimate lock trap.
Google’s new multisearch is the the coolest way to find stuff on your iPhone.
The rumor mill
Roman Loyola lists five exciting new Macs we can’t wait to see—from WWDC.
Apple’s bet with the iPhone 14 Pro could pay off big.
Apple could change its AirPods strategy as demand for new models decreasesaccording to a new report.
Apple is believed to be planning a 7K Pro XDR Display for 2022.
Podcast of the week
Apple announced that WWDC22 will take place during the week of June 6, and it is an online event. But developers and students will have the opportunity to attend the keynote at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino. The Macworld team discusses WWDC in this week’s podcast, along with three tips you can use to make life on your Mac a little easier.
You can watch every Macworld podcast episode on Spotify, Soundcloud, Podcasts app or our own site.
Software updates, bugs and other issues
A Motherboard investigation revealed dozens of cases of alleged harassment of AirPods– and they are just the tip of the iceberg.
The first iOS 15.5 and macOS Monterey 12.4 betas have arrived.
Learn to untangle usb and thunderbolt with detailed explanation by Glenn Fleishman.
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