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Apple announced that WWDC18 will be held this year from June 4th - June 8th in San Jose, California. At this year's WWDC, we will see iOS 12, a new version of macOS, watchOS 5, tvOS 12 and maybe some new hardware. Here's what to expect.
Just like almost every year, Apple will announce a new version of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS.
iOS 12 won't be a major update. Because many people are having issues with iOS 11, it will be mainly focussed on stability improvements and bug fixes. Apple has delayed the other features to iOS 13, which we will see in 2019. With this upcoming software update, Apple will improve Augmented Reality. This could be a clue to any VR glasses Apple is maybe developing. Also, you will be able to use Siri in more apps. Say something like 'Hey Siri, send a Direct Message on Instagram.' The last thing we expect iOS 12 to pack is an improvement of the parental controls. Parents will have more insights in the usage of their children's devices and they can manage it.
Many improvements, but not really a big change.
The next macOS will also be revealed at WWDC18. It could be named macOS 10.14, macOS 11 or macOS 12 to match iOS and tvOS. The video shown above is a concept by Avdan on YouTube. Like iOS 12, the new macOS won't bring any major changes. It will also be mainly focussed on stability improvements and bug fixes. However, recent rumors say it will bring a feature that allows you to run iOS apps on your Mac.
Unfortunately, there are no rumors about tvOS 12. We can't guarantee anything, but we expect it to bring no major features. We think tvOS 12 will only be supported on Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K.
This software update won't be supported by the first Apple Watch models from 2015. Also, all apps will be native, so they run on your Apple Watch itself and you don't need a stable bluetooth connection anymore to check the latest news or send a message. Like every watchOS update, there will be new watch faces and more sport functions.
We expect that you can adjust the control center, like you can in iOS 11. We might also see an Apple Watch version of the Podcasts application.
Although WWDC is an event for software, we can also expect some hardware products, just like last year.
Many reports and reliable sources say that Apple will release a new entry-level MacBook this year. It will replace the current MacBook Air, which is a popular laptop among students. The new MacBook will feature a Retina display, a faster CPU, more RAM and it will be cheaper than the current MacBook Air, to make it even more attractive for students or people looking for a low-budget MacBook.
According to several sources, Apple is also planning to release a new 11" iPad. It will have slimmer bezels and Face ID. The A11 processor, which is currently in Apple's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, will be in this iPad too with 8 cores.
iPad Pro 12.9" refresh
Apple will release a refreshed version of the 12.9" iPad Pro. This new iPad will feature a better display and the 8-core A11 processor, but the bezels are unlikely to shrink.
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