WWDC Is June 13-17; Here’s What to Expect at the Keynote

WWDC Rumor Roundup

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, California. Developers from all over will attend, and Apple recently gave out scholarships for the event. However, on the first day, there’s a keynote that Apple users will want to tune-in for to see the latest operating systems and new laptops.

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WWDC will introduce iOS 10 and OS X, but you won’t have a chance to download the new operating systems until Apple’s September event when the iPhone 7 debuts. Unless, of course, you’re a beta tester, then you’ll download it sooner and help Apple get it ready-to-go. This will be another relaxed event. I don’t expect any jaw-dropping surprises, but there are some awesome improvements we expect to see.

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iOS 10

iOS 10 will ship with the new iPhone 7 this Fall, but we’ll get a sneak peek of what’s coming at WWDC. A rumor we’ve heard is that we’ll finally be able to hide or delete pre-installed Apple apps. There’s also talk that the App Store could see a revamp, including the possibility of developers paying for their apps to rank higher in search. It was recently announced that Apple Music can expect a revamp as well; I expect we’ll see Apple Music 2.0 introduced as a part of iOS 10. Want more details on iOS 10 possibilites? Check out our iOS 10 Wish List.

 

OS X … or MacOS

It’s rumored that Mac will drop the X in the Mac operating system's title in favor of MacOS. Already we have WatchOS, tvOS, iOS — notice a pattern? Apple wants MacOS to follow the trend. As far as changes, nothing major has been reported. Except, of course, the rumor that Siri is finally coming to Mac. Another awesome rumor I’ve heard is that NightShift mode will come to Mac, which will reduce the screen’s blue-light at night and possibly help you get to sleep faster.

 

Macbook Pro

The Macbook Pro line hasn’t seen an update since 2012. They feel significantly heavier than all the other Macbook lines at the moment and desperately need an update. Luckily, Apple is expected to reveal new 13-inch and 15-inch Macbook Pros at WWDC. The new laptop will definitely be thinner, will likely feature multiple USB-C ports, and possibly Touch ID.

 

WatchOS 3

Apple Watch 2 will likely debut in September alongside the iPhone 7, and I expect the Apple Watch 2 will ship with WatchOS 3. So it makes sense that Apple would show off some upcoming features of watchOS 3, but I haven’t been able to find any strong rumors either way. There’s a lot of improvements watchOS 3 could make that would benefit current users too, so sooner than later would be awesome.

 

tvOS

As with watchOS 3, I can’t be certain Apple will talk about Apple TV at all, but lots of users are hoping Apple will change some of its policies so developers can make better games. Currently, developers must make games that are compatible with the Siri Remote, but it’s incredibly limiting. And if Apple TV wants to compete with console-level games, it’s a needed change.


What do you hope to see at WWDC? Are there any rumors you’ve heard that I missed?

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