Are you wondering when Apple will hold its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC)? Just ask Siri. The virtual assistant used to answer coyly when you asked her about WWDC, pretending that she knew as little about Apple’s plans as your average Joe. But now she’s announcing the date and location for the conference: June 13-17 in San Francisco, California.
Apple has yet to confirm the date, but Siri isn’t usually wrong about these kinds of things.
Apple doesn’t typically show off new devices at WWDC, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting. The developer conference reveals some key hints about the future of Apple products and presents the company’s vision for its future.
Apple is expected to show off all its latest operating system updates, including iOS 10 and OS X 10.12 — which may be rebranded to MacOS — at the conference. We could also get updates on tvOS, watchOS, HomeKit, and other software ventures.
Assuming that the rumors are true, Apple will reveal the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 during a huge event in September, and a new MacBook is on the way, too, so we fully expect to see some interesting new software come out of WWDC 2016.
Given the contentious debate over encryption in the recent San Bernardino shooter case and the upcoming showdown between Apple and New York law enforcement over access to a drug trafficker’s iPhone, we expect to hear a lot about security and encryption at WWDC this year.
It’s also possible, though very unlikely, that Apple will reveal some key hints about its virtual reality and smart car plans, both of which are frequently discussed rumors in tech circles.
The company has yet to change the information on its WWDC webpage, but now that Siri is giving away the secret, we expect to see it updated in due course. We’ll keep you updated on everything you need to know about WWDC right here, so stay tuned!