Our WWDC predictions are here.
The 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California from June 5 through June 9. The annual keynote kicks off the event on Monday, June 5. Here’s a final look at what to expect at this year’s event.
Likely to be announced
For the first time since 2013, WWDC is expected to focus heavily on new hardware. However, this is still a developer conference, which means they’ll be plenty of news on the software front too.
Next generation versions of iOS and macOS will lead the way on Monday. We should also see updated versions of both tvOS for Apple TV and watchOS for Apple Watch.
Little is known about any of these software upgrades, which suggests these could be incremental updates, at best.
What to watch for. While most of the focus next week will be on “iOS 11,” I’m most interested in seeing what’s happening on the tvOS front. Will Amazon Video on Apple TV finally be announced? Will tvOS get a significant design change? Could Cupertino surprise us and announce the next Apple TV?
What to look for. It’s going to be interesting to see just how many design changes have been made on the new iPads. Will the “10.5-inch iPad Pro” include many of the features expected on the next iPhone? Will those features also extend to the second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro? Will Apple mention what’s become of the iPad mini? Will the 9.7-inch iPad Pro get its pink slip?
Long shots, at best
We aren’t going to hear anything about the “iPhone 8” next week, nor will we see next-generation versions of Apple Watch. Beyond this, however, anything is possible.
I’ve been covering WWDC for years. Most of the time the event is short on major surprises. This year feels different thanks to all of the likely hardware announcements.
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WWDC 2017: What do you want to see revealed next week the most?— AppAdvice (@AppAdvice) June 2, 2017