Apple WWDC 2018 to Begin on June 4: iOS 12, iPad Pro 3, New AirPods and More Expected
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will commence on June 4. The WWDC is one of Apple’s biggest events of the year, where the company typically shows off the new features coming to the iPhone and iPad in the following months. However, latest reports claim that Apple might take a different approach this year, focusing less on ostentatious new features and extra on performance upgrades. With that being said, here is a look at what we can expect from WWDC 2018.
iOS 12 and more
Apple has a tradition to preview the innovative features heading to iPhones and iPads during WWDC, and this year’s conference will probably be no different. The only thing which is likely to change is the content of those updates.
In iOS 12, Apple will focus more on enhancing performance and reliability than the new features, according to reports. This move would come after Apple has been criticized following a number of software-related issues in recent months. However, this doesn’t mean that iPhone owner shouldn’t expect any new features at all. Apple may announce something on augmented reality, digital health, and parental controls. It is highly probable that likely Apple will dedicate the special slot to ARKit during WWDC.
Apps Working on iOS and Mac OS
Apple might unveil a way for developers to make apps that will work on both iOS and Mac OS devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. Such apps will be compatible with a touchscreen as well as a trackpad and mouse depending on the device. If Apple is actually preparing to make such an announcement then he WWDC definitely seems like the suitable Venue.
Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV Updates
We can safely expect Apple to talk about what’s new for the Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other devices, as it typically does at WWDC. At this conference, Apple might make developers excited about Siri and its functionality on the HomePod. This is because early reviews indicated Apple’s virtual assistant had lagged behind the competition in some areas.
Apple usually doesn’t announce new hardware products at its developer conference, but last year’s HomePod introduction proved to be an exception. Since the tech giant is rumored to be developing refreshed AirPods that include the Apple’s modern wireless chip, it’s likely that we will see them making an appearance at this year’sWWDC.
iPad Pro 3
Recent reports surfaced on web claims that Apple might unveil the refreshed iPad Pro which will boast 11.5-inch screen. The device is said to come with the face id feature like iPhone X. Previously iPhone SE 2 was also rumored to make a special appearance at the WWDC 2018 but the current reports hinted that Apple might not launch an iPhone in the first half of this year.
Apple has started accepting the ticket application process for its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is scheduled to be held on June 4 through 8 in San Jose, California. The tickets for the WWDC cost $1,599 and applicants can apply now through 1 p.m. ET on March 22 via the official WWDC website. The lucky Applicants will be chosen through the lottery process that will be notified that they are eligible to purchase tickets by 8 p.m. ET on March 23.