The Morning After: What to expect from Apple’s big event

Plus, a double-dose of good space news.

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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday with the usual parade of new stuff the company has been working on. But, much as it wants to preserve its surprises, there have been sufficient leaks for us to know plenty about what’ll be shown off on stage. We’ve put together an exhaustive list of everything you should know going in, from AI gimmicks to the new iOS features. And while Apple just launched new iPads, we can always hope to see some new and exciting hardware getting the on-stage treatment.

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Image of Starliner (NASA TV)

Starliner has successfully docked with the ISS but, much like its launch, the connection wasn’t without its problems. Malfunctioning thrusters prevented the first attempt, but the second was a success. The Starliner crew will spend the next eight days aboard the station before what we all only hope is a safe return to Earth.

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Starship survives re-entry to splash down in the Indian Ocean after successful fourth flight test

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Image of Starship (SpaceX)

SpaceX’s enormous Starship rocket leapt through several milestones after launching and re-entering the atmosphere before successfully landing in the Indian Ocean. There were some problems on the return journey, including a flap that started to burn off while descending. But the mood at SpaceX is likely triumphant after demonstrating so many capabilities at once.

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One late-breaking rumor before WWDC was that Apple would build its own password manager for iOS and macOS. The company already has a sophisticated password manager built in, but rumors suggest a standalone app will be both easier to use and a bigger draw. If true, it’s likely to prompt fears that third-party password managers, like 1Password and LastPass, are at risk of being muscled out of the space.

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