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Apple will debut a new AR/VR app, plus a revamped music and messaging app at WWDC

Just when you thought the tech year was over, we leaked the Apple Watch Series 8 design. Then we went a step further and leaked the MacBook Air M2 CAD files. Today I want to tell you about new software details that I have heard about in the past few days. These will not be fat leaks, but that’s the sum of the little things.

Apple’s standalone AR/VR app

The first story today is that Apple is moving to AR/VR. It’s not new. However, I can tell you that according to people familiar with the matter, who wish to remain anonymous, Apple’s software engineers are apparently working on a specific AR/VR application that will be included in future Macs, iPhones and iPads.

Development is still in its early stages, so I can’t give you any concrete information, but I have a few tidbits to report.

From what I understand, this app will take advantage of future Apple products like the rumored headset and glasses. The app is set to be unveiled at WWDC 2022, although its launch is highly dependent on how well the production of the hardware that will use it will go, as it could be delayed.

I also expect Apple to eventually work on an app exclusively for Apple Car, which will be released to the public in 2026 or 2027.

The last thing I can tell you about this application is that it will not be available for all devices that can be updated to the latest software version, there are some hardware limitations and it will only be available for certain latest generation devices.

Redesigned music app and more

The second thing I want to cover is the Music app. Since Apple announced its music service in June 2015, we’ve seen plenty of new features to perfect it. However, it’s true that the app has gotten a bit boring in recent years, and that’s exactly why. Apple is planning a redesign.

There’s a chance we could see it at WWDC 2022, though that’s still unclear as of this writing. Stay tuned if we can confirm it.

I don’t know much about this redesign, but apparently Apple wants to allow users to “focus even more on their favorite artists.” I’m not sure what that means, so draw your own conclusions.

Mail app review

The last thing I want to cover is Mail. Simply put, the Mail app needs a lot of improvements to be competitive with other apps like Gmail or even Outlook. From what I understand, Apple is working on it. Engineers make it simpler, more intuitive, more compact and faster.

Its development is going well so far, so I expect we’ll see it at the next WWDC. I’ve been looking forward to this redesign ever since I started using Mail. I still use it for the most part, but the way it’s designed, how it works, and how slow it is to send a photo, let alone a video, makes me think of other options. For example, I have already switched my corporate email accounts to Outlook.

Hopefully all of these new apps and redesigns arrive as soon as possible. Thank you very much for reading!

[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]