Apple's iOS, the legendary operating system for iPhones is often considered the holy grail of smartphones. Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be happing on June 22nd (after a couple of days), and developers all around the world are excited to know that what's new launching at the WWDC2020 event.
For tech enthusiasts, the big story isn't how the event is going to happen - online-only events are all the rage in the hellscape 2020 has turned into - but what we're going to see shown off. Apple Watch got its own watchOS. Instead of providing a new iOS version for its iPad lineup, the company created a separate branch of its software focused on tablets - iPadOS.
WWDC isn't just for developers, either - it'll be streaming for free on a variety of platforms for all kinds of Apple fans. A frequent Apple leaker apparently suggested on Thursday that the next version of this operating system will return to that classic name. The conference is supposed to be for new developments and features coming to iOS 14, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS. It's also thought new features such as tagging someone in a group chat and being able to mark messages as unread could be unveiled. It would surely make sense for the iPhone to follow suit and it could finally mean fans of this device get more ways to customise how things look on the display. If nothing else, it's an appropriately-timed release when there are rumors of a CPU architecture transition for the Mac beginning at WWDC this year.
Apple will offer a variety of open engineering sessions and 1-on-1 developer labs (by appointment), which you can access via the Apple Developer app.