A leak from developer Khaos Tian (reported by MacRumors) says that the watchOS 8 could be getting a new Mind app, which lines up with previous rumors that suggest that Apple could be starting to focus more on mental health with the Apple Watch.
Looks like someone deployed the new profile for App Store too early? Want to guess what “https://t.co/nhhpJFmZbJ.Mind” is on watchOS? pic.twitter.com/BarzoJtovqJune 5, 2021
In addition, it appears that the Apple Watch may offer more independence from your iPhone, as watchOS 8 is said to also include standalone Contacts and Tips apps.
A recent report from Bloomberg says that Apple will double down on privacy protections by limiting data collection. Apple will apparently roll out a control panel in iOS 15 that gives you much more detail on what data is being collected by third-party apps.
In addition, you can expect new health-tracking, notifications and messaging features in iOS 15. There will reportedly be a new design for notification banners, and auto replying to messages should improve.
The biggest upgrade could be coming to the iPad, as Bloomberg says that Apple will be improving its multitasking system. Plus, you can expect a home screen revamp with the ability to place widgets anywhere on the home screen.