Here are our final WWDC18 expectations!
Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman has recently reported that Apple won't release any new Macs and iPads at this year's WWDC. The event will mainly focus on iOS 12, macOS 10.14, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 and maybe new HomePod software, but we may see AirPower and the new wireless charging AirPods case.
Apple is likely going to focus on improving the stability and overall performance of iOS with iOS 12, as many people were complaining about all bugs iOS 11 brought.
The planned features for iOS 12, such as a revamped Homescreen, improvements to stock apps, new features for the camera and a redesigned CarPlay interface are delayed to 2019, according to Bloomberg. This doesn't mean that iOS 12 won't bring any new features at all.
Bloomberg also reported Apple plans to introduce a cross-platform functionality which allows users to run iOS apps on their Mac, instead of two separate App Stores which is the case right now.
Like iOS 11.3, iOS 12 will also bring new Animoji for the iPhone X, and the upcoming 2018 iPhones. We may also see an Animoji integration into FaceTime, so people can look like an Animoji while video calling with each other.
Apple is also planning to release ARKit 2.0, which will allow iPhone users to see the same virtual objects on two iPhones. This will be a great way to play multiplayer Augmented Reality games.
iOS 12 will also bring new health tools, like enhanced Do Not Disturb features and tools to give people insights in how much time they spend on their device.
Apple will expand the NFC capabilities with iOS 12, allowing users to unlock doors or use their phone as a virtual transit card.
There aren't many speculations on macOS 10.14, aside from rumors about a cross-platform functionality as described above. John Gruber believes Apple will completely redesign the Mac App Store, like Apple did last year with iOS 11.
Leaked screenshots of macOS 10.14 show an Apple News app for Mac and a Dark Mode.
Like macOS 10.14, there are very few rumors about tvOS 12. tvOS 12 could bring new Siri integrations into more apps, and a better and faster AirPlay experience, but that's all we know at the moment.
Every new watchOS version brings new Watch faces, just like this year's watchOS 5. We expect that the new Watch faces will focus on Siri and Apple will make more characters from animation movies, like Mini Mouse and Toy Story, available. Apps will run natively on the Apple Watch and will be more energy-efficient.
WWDC18 is the first WWDC since Apple has released the HomePod, so it's likely for Apple to update its software with more languages and a better understanding Siri. There are no rumors going on, so it will be a surprise!
AirPower and wireless charging AirPods case
Apple announced AirPower and the wireless charging AirPods case in September of 2017, and said they would come at some point in 2018. We haven't seen them yet, so Apple may release them at WWDC18.