Apple To Host WWDC 2018 From June 4th
Apple has announced that its annual developer’s conference, World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC 2018) will commence on the 4th of June till June 8th. For the second year in a row, the conference will take place at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The developer’s conference is for app and software developers where Apple unveils the latest version of all its operating systems.
This time around, the company is expected to announce iOS 12, macOS 10.14 10.14, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12. Apple also uses the conference to unveil new innovations and give a sneak peek into what the future holds for Apple. At the WWDC 2017, Apple unveiled the HomePod, its first-ever smart speaker which recently went on sale.
To participate in the conference, you will need tickets. And for that, Apple has announced that it will rely on a lottery system since the demand has been extremely high over the years. Apple is also offering up to 350 WWDC Student Scholarships, wherein students and members of all STEM organisations can earn a free ticket to WWDC 2018.
What To Expect From WWDC 2018
At WWDC 2018, Apple is expected to showcase its advancements in AR technology since it unveiled ARKit at WWDC 2017. Since launching ARKit, iOS has become the largest platform for augmented reality. New versions of iOS as well as macOS are also expected to be announced. Reports claim that the new version of iOS will not have a lot of design changes. In fact, since iOS 11 has been a shaky update so far, iOS 12 will concentrate on stability more than anything else.
While WWDC has historically been about software, Apple has been unveiling a few products lately. WWDC 2018 could see the announcements of an entry-level MacBook and the most affordable MacBook Air. While chances are slim, a HomePod Mini could be unveiled as well. Although, there has been no rumour about it all.
This conference will also serve as a sneak peek into what will be in store for the upcoming iPhones. Apple iPhones of 2018 is expected to look similar to the iPhone X. This means that Face ID will now be a primary feature and not a one-off attempt which a lot of people assumed. Apple might showcase new technologies that will better Face ID on the upcoming iPhones and the current iPhone X.
While a lot of people expected the iPhone SE 2 to be unveiled at WWDC 2018, it doesn’t seem likely. However, one can always hope.