Apple has confirmed this week that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place between June 8 – 12 at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, at which the company is expected to preview the latest iOS 9 (for iPhone) and OSX 10.11 (for the Mac).
iOS 9 will be previewed at WWDC in June
What can we expect to see at the event?
Apple has long used WWDC as a showcase for its latest operating system for the iPhone and iPad, so we can expect to see iOS 9 shown off for the very first time and also made available to developers. There have been rumours that this time around, the company plans to focus on stability and performance improvements rather than adding hundreds of new features.
But this year, it’s expected that the event may be a little bit special, as Apple will announce its long-awaited Beats music streaming service.
“The App Store ignited an app ecosystem that is simply amazing, forever changing the lives of customers and creating millions of jobs worldwide”, said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in a statement.
“We’ve got incredible new technologies for iOS and OS X to share with developers at WWDC and around the world, and can’t wait to see the next generation of apps they create”.
As normal, anyone will be able to watch the keynote event on the first day, but there will also be dozens of streamed videos and other resources for developers throughout the week. It remains to be seen if Apple will provide an update on sales for the Apple Watch, but this year there will of course be lots of new apps for the company’s latest wearable, which certainly bodes well for its future.
There is also usually a lot of speculation over what the graphics and phrases on the invitation means – “the epicenter of change” in this case, although it’s not yet certain what that precisely pertains to.
Google also holds a developer conference called Google I/O, which this year will be on May 28th and 29th at the same venue as Apple.