The Verifier: 51.4% accurate

74 rumors

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Israeli site The Verifier shares occasional exclusives revealing the development of new Apple products, features and updates.

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  • Red = False
  • Yellow = Pending

2020

June 1

  • iOS 14 to support same iPhones and iPods as iOS 14, link

April 9

  • iOS 14:
    • Redesigned home screen will allow widgets next to apps, link
      • Side widgets screen will disappear in future iOS versions
      • Live icon animations (ex. Weather shows temperature)
      • List view coming similar to watchOS
    • No major OS redesign
    • Messages app:
      • Delete sent messages after some times passes
      • Set conversation backgrounds
      • More Memoji options
    • AR FaceTime game
    • Siri:
      • Updated design
      • New voices
      • Deeper OS integration
      • Less queries resulting in ‘I found this on the web’
  • Next generation HomePod getting new design
    • Coming later in 2020
  • iPhone 12 getting LiDAR sensor

April 7

  • iPadOS 14:
    • Even more “extensive” trackpad/mouse support, link
    • Notes app gaining new features
      • Perform calculations
      • Drawing assist
    • Widgets can be moved around on the home screen
    • Small change to gestures
    • Calculator app coming
    • Weather app coming
    • Status bar gets redesigned icons
    • More rounded edges in apps and menus
  • 3rd generation Apple Pencil:
    • Same design as 2nd generation
    • Longer battery life
    • Locate it in Find My

March 31

  • iOS 13 beta coming within days, link
    • Will be iOS 13.4.1

March 27

  • watchOS 7:
    • “Fresh design,” with tweaks to first party apps, link
    • Blood oxygen monitoring
    • Sleep tracking
    • Not coming to second generation Apple Watch (2016 model)
    • Siri upgrades
  • Apple Watch Series 6:
    • More battery life
    • Broader LTE support
    • WiFi 6
  • 2021 Apple Watch Series 7 to include Touch ID
    • Embedded in Digital Crown or below the display

March 23

  • tvOS 14:
    • Kids Mode watch profile, link
      • More control of what kids can watch
      • More control of how long kids can watch
      • Updated UI for children
    • Screen Time
  • New Apple TV hardware:
    • Announced at an event in November/December 2020
    • Updated remote
    • A11/A12 processor
    • Storage:
      • 64GB
      • 128GB

2019

May 17

  • Safari push notifications coming to iPhone and iPad, link
    • Starting with iOS 13

April 25

  • New Marizpan apps coming as soon as macOS 10.15:
    • iWork suite (Pages, Keynote, Numbers)
    • FaceTime
    • Mail
    • Calendar
    • Notes
    • Reminders
    • Photos
    • Messages
    • Maps
    • Books
    • Shortcuts
    • Files
    • Podcasts
    • Calculator

April 13

  • Triple cameras coming to 2019 iPhones, link
    • Night photography mode
    • Convenience upgrades in the camera app
      • “Smarter depth photography”
      • “Advanced AR capabilities”
      • New photo mode for wider shot
    • Major stabilization upgrade

April 5

  • TestFlight support for Mac apps coming at WWDC 2019, link

February 1

  • iOS 13 gaining dynamic wallpapers that change based on daytime, link

January 31

  • iOS 13 may drop support for:
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6s, link

2018

September 21

  • Coming in macOS 10.15:
    • 4 window split screen, link
    • Shortcuts app
    • iOS-like Control Center (came in Big Sur)
    • Refreshed Notification Center (came in Big Sur)
      • Grouped notifications

September 14

  • iOS 12.1 beta releasing for developers next week, link
    • Will support group FaceTime calls
    • Between Wednesday and Friday
    • Public releasing coming as early as November 2018
  • iOS 12.2 releasing in March 2019
  • iOS 12.3 releasing in June 2019
  • watchOS 5.1 will include ECG app

August 19

  • New versions of iOS 12 will include features that Apple can enable remotely, link

2017

April 16

  • tvOS features coming as soon as version 11:
    • Multiple user support, link
    • Picture-in-picture support

March 27

  • Siri upgrades in iOS 11:
    • Learn from user habits to offer different actions based on context, link
    • Deeper integration in tvOS and watchOS
    • Larger part in Messages app
    • Siri iCloud sync

January 20

  • Apple developing Group FaceTime, link
    • Coming as soon as iOS 11
    • Start video call directly via icon in toolbar
    • Call up to five people at once