APPLE is preparing to make major announcements about its biggest products – including the iPhone, Apple Watch and MacBook.
The tech giant has confirmed that it’ll host a huge event in June where we’ll hear updates about the future of its top gadgets.
Getty – Contributor Apple’s Tim Cook will likely appear on stage to reveal major news about the firm
WWDC 2019 dates – what and when is it?
WWDC stands for the Worldwide Developers Conference – an annual get-together for app makers hosted by Apple.
There’ll typically be workshops, classes, and meet-ups for networking and education. This is to help developers make better apps for your iPhone.
But the general public will only really be interested in the main keynote event, where Apple will likely announce a brand new version of iPhone software – and potentially some new gadgets to boot.
This year, Apple has confirmed that WWDC will kick off June 3, and run through to June 7, with the keynote taking place on day one.
Getty Images – Getty Apple unveiled the HomePod during its 2017 WWDC event
WWDC 2019 news and rumours – what to expect
Apple generally always uses WWDC to unveil the latest version of iOS.
That’s the software that runs on your iPhone, so any updates mean you get new features without having to buy a new handset.
Other Apple software – like macOS and watchOS – also typically see updates announced, although they generally won’t arrive on devices until September.
In 2018, Apple announced iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5 and updates to tvOS, but no new devices.
And in 2017, Apple made a number of software announcements, and unveiled a new iMac, MacBook and MacBook Pro, as well as the new iMac Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the HomePod smart speaker.
Getty Images – Getty Apple could announce brand new gadgets at WWDC 2019
So what should we expect this year? At the very least, software updates – as teased by Apple.
“With more than 1.4billion devices now running iOS, macOS, watchOS or tvOS, WWDC 2019 will give attendees insight into the future of these platforms,” Apple explained.
“WWDC 2019 will deliver the latest Apple news from the keynote stage and celebrate the breakthrough work of developers who are creating new experiences in areas including machine learning, augmented reality, health and fitness, and more.”
It’s almost a given that Apple will announce iOS 13, which will probably land around the launch of the rumoured iPhone 11 in September.
It’s also possible that Apple will make some gadget announcements.
Rumoured products in the pipeline include an iPad mini 5, a new MacBook Pro, and maybe even the Apple AirPods 2.
Of course, Apple is staying tight-lipped about the whole affair, so we don’t have much to go on.
“WWDC is Apple’s biggest event of the year. It brings thousands of the most creative and dedicated developers from around the world together with over a thousand Apple engineers to learn about our latest platform innovations and to connect as a community,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing.
“Our developers are incredibly passionate about creating the next generation of mind-blowing experiences for the world through apps.
“We can’t wait to get together with them and share what’s next.”
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Find out the latest news and rumours about Apple’s long-awaited iPad mini 5.
It’s also possible that Apple may soon unveil a brand new MacBook Pro for 2019.
And die-hard Apple fans will want to read all about the rumoured iPhone 11.
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