What you need to know
- Apple will likely announce iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 during next month's WWDC event.
- A new concept imagines what those two updates could offer, including an always-on display.
If everything goes according to the usual cadence we can expect Apple to announce iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 during next month's WWDC. That means we have just a few weeks to wait before we get to see what Apple has lined up, but maybe we don't have to wait at all. A new concept of both iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 could hint at what's to come, and how Apple could unlock the power of tablets like its brand new iPad Pro.
And at the very least it gives is a wishlist to start off with!
Created by UX and concept designer Angelo Libero, the concept imagines a done of things that we've been hearing rumors about of late. One of those is a new always-on display that could show notifications, widgets, and more all while an iPhone is sat idle. Apple is thought to be bringing a new display to iPhone 13 that includes a variable refresh rate which could make this feature a no-brainer.
On the iPad side, Libero suggests we might see the arrival of an App Library just as we already have on iPhone. It's something that makes so much sense we have to wonder why it isn't part of iPadOS 14 already. Hopefully, Apple sorts that this time around.
One feature that is more likely to come to iPad than iPhone is multi-user support. The concept imagines it appearing on both platforms however, and there's no denying that this kind of user-switching makes sense in tons of cases.
We all have our own wishlist for what Apple should add to this year's round of updates but with WWDC now just a matter of weeks away we won't be waiting too much longer to find out what's in store. I do know I'll be a happy bunny we get anything close to these concept images.
You can see more of Angelo's work over in Instagram, too.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.