Bloomberg outlines what to expect at WWDC, new Apple TV and HomePod coming later this year

Ahead of the official launch of WWDC 2020 on Monday, a new report from Bloomberg today offers a broader overview of what to expect. The report explains that hardware like a new Apple TV and HomePod will be registered for later this year, with WWDC mainly focusing on new software.

Hardware upgrades for the Apple TV and HomePod will be recorded later this year, according to today's report:

Apple is planning minor upgrades to the software for the Apple TV set-top box with a new version of the hardware in the works as early as later this year, while the Apple Watch is expected to get new faces, a mode for kids and, most notably, a new sleep tracker app. And he's working on a new, smaller HomePod for later this year.

The HomePod will also soon add support for third-party music services such as Spotify, today's report says. This follows a similar claim earlier this year. Apple has also "weighed the opening of iOS to third-party applications," such as changing the default email application and web browser, the report adds. It is not known if this will be announced during WWDC 2020.

For iOS, the report reiterates that Apple has "revamped its software testing process" to help improve stability and reduce bugs this year. This follows last year's bug release on iOS 13.

le Bloomberg The report concludes that these software updates “set the stage” for a variety of new hardware products coming this year:

The software updates will set the stage for a range of new hardware devices that will also launch this year, including a new Apple Watch, four redesigned iPhones, the new HomePod and Apple TV Box, as well as updates to the Apple TV box. 'iMac and MacBook Pro. The company is also planning its first pair of on-ear headphones as well as a physical object finder accessory, which will integrate with the new software.

You can read our full rundown of what to expect at WWDC 2020 here.

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