WWDC 2018: Everything to expect from today's Apple WWDC keynote

  • WWDC 2018: Everything to expect from today's Apple WWDC keynote

WWDC 2018: Everything to expect from today's Apple WWDC keynote

The event tends to be the second biggest Apple get-together of the year, behind its September iPhone launch event. It will. Mooted improvements include ARKit tweaks, and a stronger focus on "Digital Health", which Apple hopes will help us disconnect from our devices more easily.

The alleged tighter focus on stability and bug fixes means that Apple is saving its bigger iPhone and iPad changes for later, including a redesigned home screen in iOS 12, an overhaul to Siri, Apple's voice assistant, or a heap of photography enhancements, according to Bloomberg.

The conference started with a note from the Tim Cook, the CEO of the company at 1 p.m. ET on Monday. He revealed the App Store has over 20 million developers and gets 500,000 views a week.

The WSJ claims that the number of bugs has been higher in iOS 11 than any previous version of Apple's mobile operating system.

As always, you're strongly recommended to use an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (running iOS 10 or later), a Mac (with Sierra 10.12 or newer software), or even a PC powered by Windows 10 to "best experience" the live stream available on Apple's official website.

WWDC 2018 is where Apple typically lays out its software plan for the next year. New additions could include a way to track and set limits for time spent on certain apps. It seems Apple's improved security measures to stop public outflow of its private data have worked perfectly this time.

Every year Apple make sure it does the live-streams of its developer conference, and every year its the same this time around.

In other announcements, there have been rumours of a new version of the company's iPhone SE being in development, which could also be unveiled at the conference, as could a rumoured cheaper version of the HomePod smart speaker. At the keynote address Monday afternoon, we'll likely get our first look at the updates coming to iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.

Axios' report also mentioned that there are still some new AR and health features in the works for this year's update. In any case WWDC 2018 is kicking off tomorrow so hopefully we'll have more details to share then.

Apple macOS 10.14 will support a completely new dark mode.