Apple’s WWDC is just around the corner. Here’s what you should know.

Jun

Apple’s worldwide developer conference is just around the corner, with the keynote, taking place on Monday at 10 a.m. PDT. Watch it here.

This year marks the 29th Apple WWDC, and the upcoming event is surrounded by speculation and rumors of what people expect to see announced at the conference this year. Usually, this event is software-driven because it is geared towards developers who are, as Apple puts it, creating the “next generation of apps.”

Why Should You Care?

If you’re an iOS device owner, you’re familiar with the operating system updates that are released for your devices – usually in the summer or early fall. This conference is the first glimpse developers and the general public will have of the new operating systems that will be released in the coming months.

What Can You Expect?

Based on information from Apple, Forbes, and 9to5mac, we are almost certain that there will be mention of iOS12, macOS10.14, and tvOS12. We don’t know what these systems look like yet, but you can count on some neat new features for your devices. Be sure to check out our social media pages for guides and tips on how to get the most out of your devices with these new operating systems.

Developer betas for the systems that are announced at the keynote are expected to become available during the conference, but you can test the public betas when they are released later in the summer (we’ll let you know).

As for hardware releases, Apple doesn’t seem like it has too much in store for the audience. At last year’s conference, we saw updates for the MacBook and MacBook Pro, the new iMac Pro and the next generation iPad Pro. According to a MacWorld post from May 30, 2018, there is a slim chance that Apple might release a new iPad Pro, one that has similar features to the iPhone X – think Face ID, slimmer design, and no home button.

We’ll be live-tweeting highlights from the keynote address from our Twitter page, @gravitycomo, so you can keep up even if you can’t tune in!