Apple had previously announced when its annual Worldwide Developers Conference would take place next month, but now it has started sending invites to the major keynote speech.
The keynote is typically the most anticipated part of the entire WWDC event, as it means Apple executives, and typically third-party developers, get time on stage to talk about what’s coming down the pipe. For Apple, it kicks off the entire developer event, where the company will showcase new features coming to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, and give developers a first look at what they’ll be working with.
As for the keynote this year, it will take place on June 4, at 10:00 AM. The WWDC event is taking place at the McEnergy Convention Center in San Jose, California.
Rumors have been swirling that Apple may use this year’s WWDC to show off a brand new iPad Pro, this one including a physical design that takes cues from the iPhone X with its minimized bezels. The new iPad Pro is rumored to support Face ID as well, and there shouldn’t be a physical Home button on this model, either.
It is also possible that Apple announces new MacBooks, MacBook Pro models, and iMacs as well.
It was recently reported as well that Siri will be getting a few key changes introduced at this year’s WWDC, including a new voice. On the flip side, however, it has also been previously reported that Apple will be focusing on performance and stability in iOS, rather than announcing a ton of new features with the newest version of the mobile OS. It’s likely we will still get some new additions, but this may be a quiet year for iOS.
As far as what might be new in iOS 12, we may see a new dashboard for digital wellbeing, something similar to what Google has announced with Android P. We will likely see new Animoji, and may even see the digital creations included in FaceTime for video calls. Here is a quick rundown of what we might see added to iOS 12.
WWDC is usually the most exciting time of year, especially for those who love Apple’s software. But this year might be a bit more timid, in terms of new features, with Apple rumored to be working on improving the overall quality of its software, rather than announcing a plethora of new forward-facing features.