Apple's WWDC 2018 Promises Plenty of Software Talk-And Maybe Some iPads

Apple to introduce iPhone-to-iPhone Augmented Reality Sharing on Monday

The technology giant is holding its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, where new features created to improve performance and reliability in its iOS operating system will reportedly be announced.

Apple also may introduce new ways to help people manage their health and assist apps in the use of augmented reality - the blending of digital images and information with a physical setting through the camera. Putting off the new features was done so that Apple could first improve the quality of iOS before trying to squeeze more features into the software.

A glimpse at Apple's iOS 12 is hoped for as standard, as it's expected to be released to the public later this autumn and so developers will be needing early access around now. The event also may have some hardware announcements.

A new report from Bloomberg also suggests this, with rumors that much like Google in Android P, Apple is going to make a new "Digital Health" feature created to help you better manage your time on your device a big focus of iOS 12.

This year's keynote speech, which will be introduced by chief executive Tim Cook, is scheduled to start at 18.00 GMT (10:00 PST) on 4 June, and will include the announcement of a raft of new software updates for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

In addition, there will be an Apple News app (currently available in iOS 11) and a refreshed App Store with video previews.

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An unverified rumor from MacRumors claims that Spotify may be coming to the Apple Watch alongside a new "StreamKit" framework in watchOS 5. You can also watch the live stream on your Mac.

Though new MacBooks and iPads won't be on the docket, Bloomberg reports that a new Apple Watch design is in the works. Rumours even suggest that Apple could present a new MacBook Air with a Retina display, 10 years after launching the line, which has barely been updated in nearly three years.

While it's unlikely we'll see a new iPhone at WWDC, the event could be the ideal place for Apple to reveal its eagerly awaited wireless charging system, called AirPower.

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WWDC tends to be more of a software event but previously harware has been announced at the event.

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