It’s time to mark your calendar, as Apple has sent out invites for the WWDC16 Keynote. The festivities will begin on June 13th at 10AM Pacific. Tim Cook and Co. will take the stage to reveal what iOS 10 and OS X 10.12 are all about with possibilities for Watch OS 3, as well as new MacBook Pros. WWDC is a software event, and a third party developer event, and it’s likely that Apple will focus on that. The big new addition for iOS 10 this year may be Siri APIs to give developers the tools to integrate their apps with Siri. To further the point, Siri may make it to the Mac in OS X 10.12 with the new developer tools too.
The keynote will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, which is a bigger venue than Moscone West, where the rest of the conference will be held. The keynote sets the stage for the rest of the conference, and the invites normally offer some hints. This year, Apple just sent text based invites. The speculation is still in full force, and iOS 10 may include simplifications to Apple Music as well as Apple Pay connectivity in Safari, to be a PayPal alternative. We’re mainly hoping for new MacBook Pros to take the streamlined profile of the new MacBook with the Pro capabilities of Intel’s new Skylake processors.
The best part about WWDC is that it’s Apple’s most secretive event because all of the software is built in house, rather than being built in China with part leaks. We don’t know what will happen on June 13th, but we will be covering it live, and we all will likely have access to a streaming broadcast on Apple’s site, as Apple has done the past two years.