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iOS 10, macOS, new MacBook Pros and more expected during WWDC 2016

by Todd Haselton | April 19, 2016April 19, 2016 8:00 am PST

Yesterday, Siri revealed to the world that Apple’s WWDC 2016 will kick off on June 13. Apple has since confirmed that the event will take place from June 13 to June 17 and noted that it will move the opening keynote from the Moscone Center to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. So, what should you expect?

This is Apple’s developer conference and it’s usually where Apple provides updates on all of its software. Right now, that means we should hear a bit about iOS 10, the next major iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system. We’re also expected to hear about OS X 10.12, which may actually carry the new “macOS” moniker, at least according to recent evidence spotted on Apple’s website. That software might introduce Siri to Apple’s family of Mac computers, 9to5Mac said recently. Apple will also very likely introduce its latest watchOS software and the latest tvOS release.

But what about hardware?

Apple’s almost certainly saving the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus until September, when it usually unveils its new iPhones. Apple announced the new MacBook (2016) today, so it’s possible it will continue with a MacBook Pro refresh and perhaps a refresh of its Mac computers sometime during WWDC. Those use Intel’s latest Core i-processors, instead of the Core M which is in the MacBook, which might explain why the MacBook was refreshed earlier. Plus, Apple likes to talk new hardware when it introduces new versions of OS X.

We hope to learn a bit more about the event in the following months. There’s a lot to be excited about.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...