Apple has announced that WWDC 2018, the Worldwide Developer Conference where Apple will preview iOS 12 and the next edition of macOS, will happen on June 4th in San Jose, California.
Registration for developers is now open. Anyone who enters between now and March 22nd at 1PM ET will be entered in a lottery to be eligible for tickets, a system Apple has developed to cope with demand for its conference.
WWDC 2018 will run from June 4th to June 8th. The conference is primarily about Apple’s software development, so we’re expecting to see previews of iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12. However, Apple often reveals new devices during the keynote of WWDC, and this year we’re tentatively expecting to see a new MacBook Air with a Retina display, and likely some new iPads, possibly with Face ID.
Beta versions of Apple software are normally released immediately following the keynote presentation, so we’ll have the chance to play with Apple’s shiniest new software versions on June 4th or 5th. iOS 12 is not supposed to be a game-changing update; Apple will reportedly focus on stability and security rather than new features.
The full program that Apple has made available is below.
San Jose, CA, June 4–8
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