What to Expect at WWDC 2018

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 (WWDC) is steadily approaching and will be held June 4th-8th in San Jose, CA. This massive event will feature hundreds of sessions, labs, speakers and events, along with highly anticipated announcements on the latest products and software.

While WWDC 2017 shook up the app world by redesigning the entire App Store, WWDC 2018 surely won’t disappoint, based off rumors of new hardware, software and more. Here’s what to expect from WWDC 2018:

Product & Software Rumors

Rumors have been circulating about what Apple will announce at WWDC, leaving many to speculate what else the tech giant has to offer. In the past, WWDC has been the perfect platform to introduce the latest OS. WWDC 2017 introduced macOS High Sierra and the highly anticipated iOS 11 that came with a full App Store redesign, and even the 2016 show introduced macOS Sierra and iOS 10.

In true Apple fashion, we can expect to see announcements for the next macOS release and possibly the reveal of iOS 12, as well as watchOS 5 and tvOS 12. App developers should keep a close eye on the new iOS announcements, as they will need to prepare to update their apps accordingly.

In addition to software announcements, there is a chance that new hardware will be revealed as well. As previous events have unveiled iPhones 3G, 3GS and 4, the expectation is that Apple will announce a new iPhone SE or iPad Pro, perhaps even a new MacBook. While we do not know the specifics of what will be revealed, there is no doubt that WWDC will include big announcements for upcoming Apple products and software.

Special Events

The five-day event will also feature a number of sessions, labs, consultations and other special events. The schedule features a wide range of activities and events, including several app-focused sessions like Creating Apps for a Global Audience and I Have This Idea For An App… which should be excellent resources for app developers.

The jam-packed week of events is sure to help new and experienced app developers improve their skills and get their ideas translated into apps faster than before.

Where to Watch?

For those not in attendance, they can watch the keynote livestream on Apple’s website, which begins on June 4th at 10 AM. The livestream will continue to broadcast all the announcements throughout the week.

After the conference, check back here for our wrap-up article, where you can learn about the news and announcements from the conference, as well as what they mean for app developers and App Store Optimization (ASO).

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