Published: Mon, June 04, 2018
Industry | By Jeannie Evans

We're at WWDC 2018 and here's how to follow along with us!

We're at WWDC 2018 and here's how to follow along with us!

Apple has reportedly been working on this since 2014 with, a security identity company, and will allegedly announce this new feature in early June during the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

Apple could also spill the beans on its new, more powerful MacBook and iPad devices. The new features are unlikely to roll out to users before fall, which is when Apple usually releases its major updates.

WWDC is Apple's annual event where third party developers get a peek at Apple's software roadmap for the coming year. The Mac Observer will be on location to bring you the latest news and announcements, so be sure to check in with us all week. You can win next month's game with the new WWDC 2018 keynote bingo card generator.

On 4 June Apple will announce various new products during its WWDC keynote, potentially including iOS 12, macOS 10.14, the iPhone SE2 and HomePod mini.

While there are many reports on what to expect, and what to not expect, from San Jose on Monday, here is a personal list of what I would like to see as a user of Apple products.


One feature Apple may highlight is digital health, with the iPhone-maker talking up new tools to help you manage (and cut back on) how much time you spend on your phone, Bloomberg reported. Apart from this Apple has also fixed the vulnerabilities in iBooks that allowed the hackers to bypass password protection. Apple's services division, which generates revenue from subscriptions, commissions and maintenance plans tied to Apple devices, already has become the fastest growing piece of the massive company. The company wants to spread more of that warm glow to its computers with a new feature that lets iPhone apps run on Macs, according to Bloomberg.

Augmented reality framework ARKit, new Animoji characters for the iPhone X, improvements to digital assistant Siri and revamped parental controls are also expected to make an appearance.

Siri: Apple's not-so-smart assistant has a lot of catching up to do to reach the level of the Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa.

Developers and students attending the event will have access to more than 1,000 Apple engineers, giving them the latest details about the various APIs available to them, whether for SiriKit, HomeKit or HealthKit, etc.

At WWDC in 2016, I got to see real time blood sugar monitors that were being developed to work in tandem with the Apple Watch.

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