While Apple remains tight-lipped about the dates of its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the vocal virtual assistant Siri had no trouble spilling the beans today telling those using iOS that WWDC 2016 will be held in San Francisco (as always) from June 13th to June 17th. Apple is yet to confirm this but the Apple created assistant likely has this one right as opposed to, say, a Microsoft chatbot that went a bit rogue and racist last month.
Siri breaks Apple’s WWDC dates – What to expect from the conference?
Siri didn’t announce where in San Francisco the event would be held but past experience and need firmly place the event at Moscone West. Today marked the first time that Siri has been used to make an announcement from Apple. It’s expected that Apple will be introducing iOS 10, OS X 10.12 and more during the four-day event. It’s been rumored for some time that Siri may finally become available for OSX which means both iMacs and Macbook’s. That, in and of itself, may very well be why Apple chose Siri to make today’s announcement.
Earlier today, if you were to ask Siri, “When is WWDC?” you wouldn’t have gotten a blank stare, obviously, but you would have gotten, ‘WWDC is not yet announced,’ from Siri. That has subsequently changed with the virtual assistant now answering the same question with both the date and the location (San Francisco not Moscone West).
Apple, as always, isn’t hinting at anything
While Apple maintains a tight-lipped approach to its events and what you will see, if the past is any indication is likely that iOS 10 will be shown to the public for the first time and the company will likely show it’s newest operating system for Mac. There have been persistent rumors for some time that Apple plans to change the name of OSX to macOS, but these things are impossible to confirm due to the aforementioned tight-lipped approach Apple takes to its unveilings and launches.
Apple will also likely show the world new software for Apple TV, tvOS, as well as watchOS, which as you’ve guessed powers the Apple Watch. It’s rare that Apple unveils new hardware at the WWDC, but the company has never been afraid of the occasional curve ball.