Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be held in June this year. Apple is planning to return to San Jose again in 2018, between June 4th and June 8th this time around. Developers can apply for tickets now through March 22 at 10AM PT / 1PM ET through Apple’s WWDC site, and tickets will be issued randomly by March 23rd.
Last year’s event was packed with announcements, including the HomePod, a new iMac Pro, iOS 11, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and ARKit. This year we’re expecting to hear more on the future of macOS and iOS, and it’s possible we’ll see those cheaper iPads and MacBooks that have been rumored recently.
iOS 12 could be the big focus this year
The focus will undoubtedly be on the future of iOS, and in particular iOS 12. Apple is reportedly focusing on reliability and performance in iOS 12 over new features. Apple is still rumored to be launching new universal apps that work across iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Bloomberg also previously reported that Apple will bring its Animoji characters to the iPad, thanks to a new model of the tablet that has a Face ID camera.
iOS 12 for the iPad is also rumored to include tabs within apps, but more significant software updates won’t arrive for Apple’s tablets until next year. Apple is also reportedly redesigning the homescreen for iOS in 2019. If Apple follows its usual plans at WWDC then an iOS 12 preview could be made available to developers some time in June.
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