It’s that time of the year when Apple takes centre stage to unveil upgrades to its software and hardware lineup.
I am taking about Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) which kicks off on Monday. Here’s a roundup of what we are expecting from the 2018 edition of the WWDC.
iOS 12 UPDATE
Apple will of course be releasing the next update for its iOS which will focus on performance. Remember this will be the first major update since the launch of the iPhone X, which means apart from performance we will see some new functionality and new gestures designed specifically keeping the ergonomics of the flagship in mind.
WATCH OS 5
Apple has just launched the Watch series 3 in India, we can expect an update on the watchOS as well. While reports suggest that Spotify might make it to watch which is pretty cool, but something more relevant for the India market might be new watch faces and fitness related features. Now the internet has been awfully quiet about macOS updates so we are not sure what to expect -- a safe guess would be a new version of macOS.
A SMARTER SIRI?
Now, having played around with multiple smart assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant I can safely say that Siri really needs to up its game. I sincerely hope, Apple has spent time on this and unveils a Siri 2.0.
WWDC is mostly centered around software with very little focus on hardware, however this is what we are expecting to see:
NEW MACBOOK PRO, AIR?
New versions of the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. This may or may not necessarily be a whole new variant with new designs but maybe just a more sophisticated upgrade.
AIRPOWER: THE WIRELESS CHARGING MAT
Next, Apple showcased its wireless charging mat called Air Power last year but that never saw the light of day. We think Apple might launch that at this year’s keynote, actually I really hope they do!
iPHONE SE 2
Remember the 4-inch iPhone Apple launched called iPhone SE? Well, we might see the successor of this model at WWDC.
First Published: IST