Published: Mon, June 04, 2018
Business | By Eloise Houston

Apple WWDC event: What to expect?

Apple WWDC event: What to expect?

Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference starting today in San Jose, California for a 4-day software-focused event to announce the latest software updates that will be rolled out in the fall.

This is the event where Apple previews the next major updates to its iPhone, Mac, Apple TV and Watch software at WWDC. WWDC 2018 is expected to feature the latest news relating to iOS, macOS, WearOS among others. In any case WWDC 2018 is kicking off tomorrow so hopefully we'll have more details to share then.

Apple is also expected to roll out new "Digital Health" software that's created to soothe our tech addiction by allowing us to monitor how much time we spend on our phones. "As part of new software called "ARKit 2.0" internally, the company has been planning a new mode that would let users play AR games against each other in the same virtual environment", mentioned Bloomberg. The latest iOS update is expected to allow developers to use the integrated NFC chips on iPhones for more functions like unlocking a auto or switch on the security system inside your home. Also expect Apple to announce deeper integration of SIRI in iOS, improved parental controls, and possibly features that improve your digital well-being along with augmented reality features. The changes are expected to take effect in macOS 10.14.

However, certain requirements are needed for streaming, with the device in question needing to run iOS 10 or later or, if using a Mac, macOS Sierra 10.12 or later.

Earlier, Messages was rolled out for mobile devices with the iOS 11.4 update.

This development might be an indication of what's to come on the software front.

Business Insider will also be covering the event live and publishing regular updates on our live blog, so check back here for more.

The iOS App Store has been a huge money maker for Apple, and for its developers.

There are not many leaks about watchOS 5, except for a new watchface that is inspired by the pride movement. It launched the iAd platform in 2010, where app developers could insert Apple's technology into their apps and users would be shown programmatically placed ads in the app.

As for the hardware, no one really knows outside of the Infinite Loop. On top of that, Apple could refresh the MacBook Pro lineup with newer processors too, like it did past year. And with the new entry-level iPad tablet already launched this March, it seems unlikely there will be any new hardware.

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