So what's in store for WWDC 2018? In fact last month it was reported that shipping times for some MacBook Pros were slipping, suggesting that Apple is slowing down production of existing models to make way for the newer ones. With disappointing sales figures since HomePod was released February 9, Apple may be looking at broadening the range to appeal to more price-conscious consumers.
The explanation for the change reportedly has nothing to do with the sales performance of the MacBook, and is a more general initiative aimed at further lowering production costs. You can also watch the live stream on your Mac. Shortcuts also let you carry out multiple commands with a single utterance, much like Routines introduced for Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant.
Apple will introduce the technology of "Digital health".
The highlight will likely be iOS 12, and there have been some leaks around the upcoming iOS version.
If this all sounds familiar, it's because Google announced similar features for the next version of Android coming later this year. There must be some minor UI improvements or maybe Dolby Atmos support with Apple TV 4K. Note that these devices should be running iOS 10 or later. However, there are very few and short details available on this one.
There are various reports, including one from Bloomberg, saying that this year's WWDC will be "hardware-less". However there is no such confirmation yet. But the Touch Bar has been widely regarded as an inessential feature that increases the price of the MacBook by an additional $300. There is a rumor rolling in the air that addition of Spotify is likely to be found, along with some fitness-based features.
There are chances that new surprises will come out this year that will chill the investors with a big hardware or software announcement, but according to experts are mainly expecting incremental enhancements, on both sides, the software and hardware. Also, make sure to check back with Tech Times as we hear more announcements from Apple. Apple's services division, which generates revenue from subscriptions, commissions and maintenance plans tied to Apple devices, already has become the fastest growing piece of the massive company.
The macOS, meanwhile, is expected to get a new dark theme, along with a host of other user-friendly features.
- The easiest way to watch the WWDC for you will be to watch in on the Apple website.