One of the most exciting dates in the Apple calendar is WWDC -short for WorldWide Developer Conference- which is a week-long summer event for software developers. But it's also the venue where Apple make some of their biggest announcements of the year for the Mac OS.
When will WWDC 2018 take place?
WWDC will be held from 4-8 June 2018, in San Jose. The venue is the McEnery Convention Center.
Expected Announcements ?
As usual, Apple will announce updates to their software platforms like iOS (v12), macOS (v10.14), watchOS (v5) and tvOS (v12) which will all get stage time during the keynote with details like new features.
Software & services:
With regards to new features, whilst Apple seem focused on security and stability this time, one of the most exciting changes that we are expecting is MacOS being able to run iOS apps. So I am really excited about this, and cannot wait to see how the apps will scale.
Even though this is a software event, but history has shown that we can expect hardware announcements too, and so we're hoping to hear some more details about the upcoming Mac Pro update, but so far it's not yet been confirmed if it will be launched this year or in 2019. Apple's also said it will launch a new screen to go with the Mac Pro, so expect to see more about this at WWDC.
We're also hearing rumours that Apple will launch a new 13inch MacBook at the event. The surprising aspect to this rumour is that it's said that this updated MacBook will come in at the equivalent price of the MacBook Air - in fact, the idea is that this new Mac laptop will be a MacBook Air with a Retina display. Read more about the new MacBook Air rumours here.
We also think that Apple could reveal an update to the MacBook Pro, and maybe also a 2018 MacBook at the event. There may even be a new Mac mini coming. We are particularly excited that the new MacBook Pro could ship with 6 cores!
A Chinese site - without much of a track record in this area, so take this with a pinch of salt - thinks we'll get a new iPhone SE. That would be a surprise but isn't completely unprecedented: the iPhones 3G, 3GS and 4 all debuted at WWDC keynotes. Actually, we think a iPhone SE2 might be in the works - but we think we will actually see it sooner than WWDC.
There is also the expectation that Apple will unveil a new iPad Pro with Face ID and a bigger screen (made possible by reduced bezels and the removal of the Home button) this June.
Past WWDC announcements
Here are the highlights of the past 12 WWDC events:
WWDC 2017 (5-9 June, McEnery Convention Center, San Jose):
macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, new iPad Pro models, iMac Pro, MacBook upgrades; HomePod
WWDC 2016 (13-17 June, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium & Moscone Center West, San Francisco):
macOS Sierra, iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10
WWDC 2015 (8-12 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco):
Mac OS X 'El Capitan'; iOS 9; watchOS 2; Apple Music
WWDC 2014 (2-6 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco):
Mac OS X 10.10 'Yosemite'; iOS 8; Swift programming language
WWDC 2013 (10-14 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco):
New Mac Pro; New MacBook Air models; Mac OS X 10.9 'Mavericks'; iOS 7; iWork for iCloud; iTunes Radio
WWDC 2012 (11-15 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco):
New MacBooks: updated MacBook Airs and MacBook Pro with Retina Display; Mac OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion' (sort of - it had previously been announced on Apple's website, but this was its showcase demonstration); iOS 6
WWDC 2011 (6-10 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco):
Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion'; iOS 5; iCloud
WWDC 2010 (7-11 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco):
iPhone 4; FaceTime and iMovie for iPhone
WWDC 2009 (8-12 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco):
New MacBook Pro models: a new 13-inch MacBook Pro and updates to the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros; iPhone 3GS; release of iPhone OS 3.0 (which had already been announced)
WWDC 2008 (9-13 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco):
iPhone 3G; iOS App Store; iPhone OS version 2.0; Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'; MobileMe
WWDC 2007 (11-15 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco):
Feature-complete beta of Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard'; Safari for Windows
WWDC 2006 (7-11 August, Moscone Center, San Francisco):
Mac Pro; revisions to Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' (which had already been announced) and Mac OS X Server
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Source: Thanks to macworld