WWDC 2018 date and venue announced, registrations now open

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference will take place in San Jose, California from June 4th to 8th this year. The event will have 100s of sessions, hands-on labs, consultations and other get togethers for Apple’s developer community. As per tradition, it is also expected that Apple will announce the next versions of their mobile and desktop operating systems, iOS 12 and macOS 10.14, during a keynote which kickstarts the conference. Apple is also expected to announce some hardware updates during the event, which might include a new 13.3-inch Retina MacBook and upgraded iPad models.WWDC 2018As per the rumor mill, Apple will not be introducing new features this year for iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 but instead will be releasing stability and performance improvements. This makes it the year of Snow Leopard-like releases. There is good reason for Apple to do so. Over the past few years, Apple’s software quality has been dropping sharply. Gone are the days where iOS devices used to stick to 60fps even despite multiple OS updates. Dropped frames are a common occurrence now and bugs are all over the place. A number of security flaws also seem to have pushed Apple in the right direction.

Apple would be announcing some enhancements to existing features such as new characters for Animojis, improvements to FaceTime video calls, better parental controls and the likes. Brand new features such as a rumored new home screen design and universal apps for iOS and macOS have been pushed to 2019.

As always, it will be interesting to see what Apple announces during the keynote, in terms of both software updates and new hardware launches.

P.S. Apple has created a new animation on their WWDC event page which shows some iOS and macOS controls with depth, shadow and translucency. Make sure to checkout this cool animation on theĀ WWDC page.

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