macOS Big Sur with redesigned UI, iOS 14, tvOS and other leaks ahead of WWDC 2020

On the day of the Apple virtual WWDC 2020 event, a last-minute tread of leaks on Twitter by an anonymous account @L0vetodream shared details of expected new operating system releases at the event. The series of tweets state the new updates in the operating systems of Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

@L0vetodream has a good track record; the account correctly predicted the name and release time of the latest 2020 iPhone SE. Besides software information, the account also mentioned that the 2020 online WWDC event will not include any new hardware update.

New OS updates at WWDC 2020

Here is the list of all the new software related leaks by the anonymous Twitter account.

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macOS

According to the leak, Apple has renamed the Mac software to ‘macOS Big Sur’. A quick research revealed that Big Sur is a coastal region in California in the United States which means that the company is continuing to name Mac software after scenic locations in the country. In addition to a new name, Mac operating system would get a new Users Interface and a “huge” Safari browser update.

Catch up on the other rumored new upgrades coming to the Mac line-up here.

iOS 14

In its own unconventional way, the account detailed all the new changes coming to iPhone software. The new iOS is said to have a redesigned homepage with widgets supports and a new alignment of applications. The homepage would also support animated app icons which would display thumbnails short clips. More interestingly, it is claimed that incoming calls UI will not take up the whole screen.

The news of redesigned homepage and apps’ alignment is not new, in April we reported a concept design of the new widgets in the upcoming iOS 14.

The account also shed light on the much talked about the company’s own designed A14 processing chip to power the new flagship iPhone series.

Here is a list of other features expected in the new iOS 14.

iPadOS 14

New changes in iPad operating systems are redesigned sidecar and improved handwriting input. As a usual practice, Apple would also include all iOS 14 changes in the new iPad software.

Here are other expected new upgrades coming to iPadOS this year.

watchOS

Corroborating existing news of sleep tracking functionality, the anonymous Twitter account claims that Apple will release the much wanted native sleep monitoring feature in the new watchOS. In addition, the company will also include hand wash monitoring function in the watch software. This is the first time, the new hand-washing feature is mentioned by any leaker. The feature is most possibly designed in context to the current global health crisis, COVID-19 in which hygienic measures like hand washing are imperative to contain the transmission of the corona pathogens.

tvOS

Without giving other details, the leaks’ thread mentions that new tvOS will allow users to monitor HomeKit, most probably via a new management application.

The anticipated event of the year is just hours away which will confirm and debunk reports/ leaks of the new features by Apple.

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