Apple on Wednesday sent out press invitations for a keynote at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, set to take place from June 13 to June 17. The keynote will be held on June 13 at 10:00 a.m, the standard start time for Apple’s media events.
It will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is a larger venue than San Francisco’s Moscone West, where WWDC conferences have taken place in years past.
The annual event is where Apple previews its platform advances so we fully expect them to show the world what they have in store for iOS 10 and OS X 10.12, in addition to tvOS and watchOS 3 updates.
As far as what’s expected, there’s quite a bit. Rumors suggest that Apple will launch a Siri SDK (along with a Google Home/Amazon Echo competitor) that will ultimately allow third-party developers to access the digital personal assistant’s features, allowing customers to interact with apps that aren’t made by Apple. WWDC 2016 could also unveil Siri for Mac, something that’s been rumored and hinted at quite a bit recently.
It’s also expected that Apple will change the name of its desktop operating system, OS X, to MacOS, to better match what’s present on its other platforms, like iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
One of the bigger announcements will center around a major redesign of Apple Music, which is said to get bigger album artwork, a focus on lyrics, and a general overhaul to its aesthetic.
Are you looking forward to seeing what’s announced at this year’s WWDC?