WWDC is ten days away, and here’s what we’re expecting
Time until WWDC
Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference tends to be a highlight of the tech world each summer. With Google’s latest software features and upgrades out in the open, it’s Apple’s turn to make a move. Rumors about what will be unveiled at the event range from reasonable to wild, so here’s what we’re expecting.
Following Apple’s tradition, the next big release of iOS will be unveiled during the keynote. Apple Music is expected to get a paint job, making the UI both easier to use and more attractive. More importantly, Siri may get an upgrade in the form of third-party developer support, which would open up a whole new field of possibilities to the aging voice assistant. Imagine asking Siri to order a pizza or how many minutes until it will start raining.
Apple Pay is expected to evolve into a solution even for browser payments, and the Photos app will probably pick up a few tricks.
OS X 10.12
Siri will probably be the trending topic at the upcoming event. Apple may introduce a new version of the Mac operating system that enables Siri. Already found on the company’s phones and tablets, expansion to the Mac platform is a logical next step for the feature.
Another perhaps less useful possible feature is the ability to unlock a Mac using the Touch ID sensor of a paired iPhone. While Touch ID is faster than a passcode, fishing around for your phone probably isn’t, so we wouldn’t mind if Apple slept on that one. As with iOS 10, Apple Pay will probably be enabled in the browser.
Lastly, a series of feature additions to the Photos app seems plausible, considering Apple removed many of the image editing features at the discontinuation of Photos’ predecessor, iPhoto.
WatchOS and tvOS are both due for some upgrades, so expect to see some nice additions and subtle changes.
New Mac Computers
There’s a possibility that a refresh of the MacBook Pro with Retina display will be introduced, but some sources say that Mac hardware releases are further down the tech timeline.
There’s only ten days left until we find out. Apple will be live-streaming the event to compatible devices, and we’ll be sure to have coverage coming up.