WWDC 2018: Dates, latest rumours and what to expect from Apple

WWDC 2018: Dates, rumours and all the latest news

Apple has confirmed the dates of its upcoming five-day-long Worldwide Developers Conference 2018. Here’s what you really need to know about WWDC 2018 including all the latest news, rumours, and likely launches.

For as long as we can remember, Apple has hosted its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June – and this year isn’t any different.

As expected, WWDC 2018 will take place at he McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California between June 4-8.  June 4 is the WWDC date you’ll want to mark on your calendar, though, as that’s when Apple’s big WWDC 2018 keynote will take place.

What can we expect from Apple this year? Let’s take a look.

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Apple is almost certain to use WWDC 2018 to unveil new versions of its core software. These will likely be headlined by iOS 12 and macOS version 10.14, with the firm’s watchOS and tvOS platforms also due for an update.

However, iOS 12 is expected to be a relatively modest update compared to previous years, with Apple thought to be working on stability rather than a slew of new features. Mooted improvements include ARKit tweaks and a refreshed Health application.

Instead, Apple could reveal a handful of new hardware products, with the rumour mill suggesting we’ll see at least one new iPad – a cheaper 9.7-inch model – and possibly updated MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs.

Before you get too excited, though, bear in mind that while the firm introduced the Apple HomePod smart speaker at last year’s event, it didn’t go on sale for another eight months, so any hardware reveals might be a bit of a tease.

You can also expect Apple to live stream its WWDC 2018 keynote as per usual. This will be available via the WWDC app on iPhones and iPads, as well as the Apple Events app on the Apple TV and Apple’s website on supported devices.

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