Last updated on June 9th, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Today is the day of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), where Apple usually reveals interesting updates. Don’t expect any new iPhones, Apple usually saves those for later. Instead, the WWDC has a reputation of showing new software updates to existing devices – which is also a clear path of where new devices are heading.
In 2017, the most interesting reveal on WWDC was the Apple Homepod. Even though it was a good piece of hardware, its functionality was limited due to Siri. The competition, Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant were noticeably better than the Homepod. And this shows in numbers, with analysts saying the Homepod could sell only 2 million devices in 2018. Not a great success for Apple, but WWDC 2018 could be an opportunity to update the Homepod to a whole new device.
What to expect this year?
There are rumours going around that Apple will reveal a portable speaker that works with Siri, but we couldn’t confirm that. Furthermore, Apple might show new Macbooks and updates to the iPad Pro, but this hasn’t been confirmed as well. MacRumors also reports on digital health tools for IOS, ARKIT2 for multiplayer augmented reality games and maybe the possibility of IOS apps running on Macs, which would be quite awesome.
Where to watch?
Apple is livestreaming the event on the following adress:
Be aware that streaming might be available in Safari only, even though Apple announced Chrome would be supported.
The Next Web found a nice little tweet to show timeframes of watching WWDC throughout the world:
4 June (Monday)
🇺🇸 🏝 10am (PT)
🇺🇸 ⛰ 11am (MT)
🇺🇸 🛣 12pm (CT)
🇺🇸 🗽 1pm (ET)
🇪🇺 ⬅️ 7pm
🇪🇺 ➡️ 8pm
5 June (Tuesday)
🇦🇺 ➡️ 3am (Eastern)
— Jeremy Burge (@jeremyburge) June 3, 2018
We will update on WWDC 2018 later on NicheHunt.