On Tuesday, Apple announced that its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place in San Jose at the McEnery Convention Center from June 4th to June 8th, 2018. Registration is now open for folks who want to attend the event.
Developers can apply for tickets from now through March 22 at 10 a.m. PDT via the WWDC website. As the same in previous years, tickets are issued through a random selection process, and developers will be notified of application status by March 23 at 5 p.m. PDT. A ticket costs $1,599 USD, which is a barrel of money. This year, up to 350 WWDC Student Scholarships are available, providing students and members of all STEM organizations an opportunity to earn a free ticket to WWDC.
At last year’s WWDC event, Apple announced the HomePod, a new iMac Pro, iOS 11, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and ARKit. What can we expect to hear in the upcoming WWDC 2018? Undoubtedly the company will introduce the yearly updates for its four software platforms – iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.
The next generation of iOS is rumored to come with new Animoji for the iPhone X and the integration of Siri in Photos app. Largely speaking, we expect iOS 12 to put more focus on reliability and performance improvements than adding new features.
The current version of operating system for Mac computers is macOS High Sierra (10.13), and there is no much news about the next generation of macOS. But we do hear a rumor that Apple is developing a project that may raise a possibility to allow a set of universal apps that work equally well across its iOS and macOS devices.
As for the hardware, our guesses include a new updated version of the Mac Pro, a up-to-date but cheaper MacBook Air, and a new iPad Pro that looks like iPhone X. Apple is rumored to update its iPad Pro lineup with an iPhone X-style design with narrower bezels, and even the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera that’s used for FaceID and Animoji, according to a memo from analyst Jun Zhang of Rosenblatt Securities.
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