People are excited about Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference. The company has recently shared its invitation to publishers and the event will be carried out on June 5, at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose, California.
“Technology alone is not enough. Technology must intersect with the liberal arts and the humanities, to create new ideas and experiences that push society forward. This summer we bring together thousands of brilliant minds representing many diverse perspectives, passions, and talents to help us change the world,” the invitation, which was sent out to developers originally stated.
Apple wants developers to know of the different software and platforms it is currently creating, from programming languages like Swipe as well as API kits like the SiriKit, HomeKit, HealthKit and CarPlay. Developers can bring their contributions to these platforms and develop new software that will re-engage users with the technology and offer new modes of interaction. The WWDC has been a yearly affair with Apple and its main aim is to allow developers to explore the various offerings of Apple and improve them. This year will mark the 28th year of the conference. Considering the contents of the invitation, it seems as though Apple will be taking a more human approach to development this year, which means we might possibly see Apple’s foray into the AI scene.
The three-day conference will see a change in venue in California, which is right close to the company’s office in Cupertino. Earlier, the conference used to be held in San Francisco. While Developers already started pre-ordering their tickets from March 27, Apple is expecting a huge turnout of developers to flood the gates. And it will not be just for the technical jargon that the conference will be doling out, but the first day of the conference mostly will mark the release of a number of new software developments. Last year, Apple had released the iOS 10 for the iPhone and iPad, and had also launched the Home App along with better Siri integration and a smoother experience on Maps. More than anything, people will be anxious to know of the iPhone 8, which most likely, will be released in September.
Tom’s Guide speculates that Apple will probably be putting the spotlight on the company’s major updates towards the iOS, macOS and tvOS. There may also be some updates to watchOS made as well. The WWDC does not usually make any hardware announcements, and only focuses on the software aspect of its products. Considering that this year, the date of the WWDC takes place in the same month as the anniversary of the iPhone going on sale, it would make for a good reason for the company to hint at the iPhone 8 in some way. The iOS 11 preview may be a starter.