WWDC 2021 recap: Apple's most exciting announcements this year
At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple unveiled upgrades to many of its operating systems, most notably iOS 15. Apple also unveiled MacOS Monterey, previously known as MacOS 12, along with WatchOS 8 and iPadOS 15. (The rumored HomeOS, however, didn't make an appearance.) Developer betas of all Apple OS upgrades are available today, but the general public will have to wait awhile for public betas, with wide releases likely coming sometime this fall.
In Apple's big keynote address, with CEO Tim Cook at the helm, the iPhone-maker also unveiled some new tricks for existing products such as FaceTime, iMessage and Apple Maps, a slew of new health features, updates to Siri and AirPods, and a new iCloud Plus service with enhanced privacy controls. The conference, all-virtual for the second year in a row, began June 7 and continues through June 11. In the meantime, here's everything Apple announced on Day 1 of WWDC 21.