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Apple's iOS 16 Will Add a New Shine to the iPhone

What you may already have is the most important part of Apple's upcoming announcements on Monday.

This year's Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC as it's called, is expected to offer a variety of software upgrades for Apple's iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers, as well as a new performance-driven Mac Pro computer and new TV features.

Bloomberg and other sources report that the new software will include a small 'widget' app on the lock screen for iPhones. Apple is also expected to add features to enhance multitasking and the ability to run multiple applications simultaneously, particularly on the iPad.

Apple's tablet would benefit from these changes, as noted by CNET reviewer Scott Stein, who previously criticized the device for its lack of PC-like features.

The iPad Pro is powered by the same M1 chip found in Apple's MacBook laptops, so Stein wrote that the hardware seems perfect in his review of last year's iPad Pro.

This could be a great product if Apple upgrades the iPadOS with new features, enhanced multitasking and monitor support, and maybe even some Mac compatibility using the M1 chip it shares with all those new Macs.'

Apple may present some hardware at this year's WWDC, but the event is more about the company's plans for the future.

Apple uses the event to tease ideas that will power key new device features. In the past, Apple has used WWDC to unveil new design and coding languages for its iPhone software and to announce new initiatives such as the transition to homemade chips for its Mac computers.

Over the past couple of years, Apple has expanded its subscription offerings as well. Apple TV Plus for movies and TV shows costs $5 per month, Apple Arcade for gaming costs $5 per month, and Apple Fitness Plus costs $10 per month.

The 825 million accounts with paid subscriptions on Apple's platform at the end of March indicate that people have responded well to them. This represents an increase of 17% over the previous year.

'The pandemic has made it clear how much we rely on these products,' Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies, told eMarketer.

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