Apple WWDC 17: Here's What to Expect at the Keynote on June 5

Apple's yearly developers conference is just around the corner! Over 5,000 developers are expected to attend the event, which for the first time since 2002 will take place in San Jose having moved from the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco to the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. The conference, which runs from June 5–9, will kick off with a keynote address on June 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. This is traditionally when Apple traditionally gives us our first look at the upcoming new versions of iOS, macOS, and other softwares. Here's what is expected at the WWDC 17 Keynote:

Related: WWDC 2017: When Is It, How to Watch It & How to Get Tickets

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Software Updates

Likely:

Software is the star of the show at WWDC. In addition to showcasing the coolest features of iOS 11, the new version of the mobile software that runs our iPhones, iPads, and iPods, Apple is expected to offer sneak peeks at the the most exciting new features of watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and macOS 10.13.

iOS 11 features most likely to be highlighted include Peer-to-Peer Apple Pay, the new Clips video editing app, and a Siri update.

Unlikely:

Apple is rumored to be announcing a new Apple TV streaming service. We've heard this rumor so many times before that we're trying hard not to get our hopes up this time.

New Hardware 

Likely:

Rumors abound that Apple is planning to anounce a Siri smart speaker to compete with Amazon echo.

Other possible hardware announcements include a new 10.5 inch iPad Pro, a long-overdue refresh of the entire Mac line, and a new Apple TV model with 4K video.

Unlikely:

There has been some speculation that Apple will make an announcement about the next iPhone, often referred to as "iPhone 8." However, Apple has not announced a new iPhone at WWDC since 2010 and it seems more likely that the company will stick to its usual schedule of introducing the latest iteration of its flagship device at its own dedicated iPhone event later this year in September.

 

Whatever Apple annouces, you can be sure iPhone Life will be covering it. So stay tuned for updates!

 

Highlights from Past WWDC Announcements:

Everything Announced at Apple’s WWDC 16 from Open Siri to Weird Text Messages

WWDC 16: Apple Takes Apps to New Level with Great New Features in iOS 10

WWDC 15 Roundup: New Features, News App, iPad Multitasking, New Music Services

WWDC 2014 Keynote Highlights

 

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.