Live blog: Apple’s 2017 WWDC keynote
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is for developers. Hence the name. But the keynote, which Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver on June 5 at 10 a.m. PDT in San Jose, California, is really for everyone.
Apple knows that even as developers wait for word of all the new coding and feature opportunities available in iOS, macOS, TVOS and watchOS, millions of others who’ve never touched a line of code will be reading the tea leaves, looking for any hint of what, especially, the next iPhone will be like. It is, after all, the popular handset’s 10th anniversary. Most expect a radically changed device. How will iOS 11 take advantage of that?
Anxious Apple customers will also want to know how Apple is going to change their day-to-day existence by altering the way iOS and macOS work. Hardware is cool, but the way you feel about a device is usually tied directly to the operating system experience.
They’ll also be waiting to hear if Apple finally reveals its smart home hardware plans. WWDC is not a hardware event, but this is a special year and there could be a device or two. At the very least, Mac lovers should see a new MacBook.
It’s a lot to digest, but you needn’t worry. Mashable will have a team on the ground that includes Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large Lance Ulanoff, Apps Reporter Karissa Bell, and Sam Sheffer. You park yourself here on Monday and we’ll keep you up to date on all the announcements and help you understand what every new feature and enhancement means for your Apple-loving life.