Apple Fall 2021 Event Wishlist

I’ve done a bunch of WWDC wishlists (e.g. 2021, 2020, 2019), but I haven’t done one for the main hardware event, which is this Tuesday.

I’m sure that the iPhone, Apple Watch, and maybe even the iPad (or Macs) will get nice improvements, but I can’t think of anything more I’d want. I am on the iPhone upgrade program, so I’ll end up with a new phone regardless. And the trade-in value on watches usually makes updating a reasonable option.

So, the main thing I’d hope for is something in AR. I’ve written about how I think AR could make apps more like games, and I do think that there’s space for a workout AR device. I would love to extend Sprint-o-Mat to make it feel like you’re in a race against the pace-runner. It would also be a good addition to Fitness+, which could extend to outdoor activities.

It feels inevitable that there will be something in AR eventually from Apple. I think one social issue is what to do about cameras on AR devices, which I will address tomorrow.