Apple has just confirmed what Siri was already telling the iPhone and iPad users. The digital assistant first let slip the date of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (2016). The Cupertino company has now confirmed that the WWDC 2016 begins on June 13, and will run through June 17. We can expect Apple to show off the iOS 10 along with improved versions of watchOS, tvOS and OS X.
A ‘landmark event’ for developers
Apple is encouraging developers to signup for a chance to buy tickets that cost $1,500. The company said tickets will be issued to attendees through a random selection process, and developers will be notified by April 25 about the status of their application. Apple’s SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller said in a statement that WWDC 2016 will be a “landmark event” for developers building apps and products for iOS, OS X, tvOS, and watchOS.
The keynote address will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, but the rest of the sessions of the event will take place at the Moscone West convention center. While iOS 10 will be one of the biggest highlights of the event, there have been rumors that Apple would change the name OS X with a new MacOS. So, we are likely to see MacOS 10.12 this summer rather than OS X 10.12.
iOS 10: what to expect
The iOS 10 is widely expected to bring a variety of new features, including the ability to remove Apple’s apps. The new OS could have a special folder containing all the Apple apps you have removed, so you can easily reinstall them whenever you want to. Siri is also expected to get a major improvement. The voice assistant is good enough to use, but it’s not always reliable. Opening up Siri to third-party developers could also expand its role.
Apple fans also expect the iOS 10 to allow multiple user accounts on iPhones and iPads, ditching the tech giant’s one device per user policy. We can also see an improvement in NFC. Currently, it does little more than making payments via Apple Pay. The technology can also be used to swap contact details and pair devices.