It is also expected to feature a first look at new versions of software that power the Apple Watch, its Mac computer line and Apple TV. The Apple keynote may also see announcements related to the company's efforts around Augmented Reality (AR), health, and digital detox - features that have been in the rumour mill for the past few weeks. Early this year, couple of shareholders - Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) urged Apple to offer more tools to keep smartphone addiction in check among children. If launched, users will be able to enter an app on their MacBook and pick up from where they left off in the same app on their iPhone. WWDC 2018 starts today and will run through June 8.
It's all but a done deal that Apple will debut iOS 12 today. NFC may be opened up to provide users with more functions, such as opening NFC-capable doors, transmitting data to transit systems, personal authentication devices, and more.
The upcoming version of Android will include a new user-facing Dashboard. For Apple iPhone and Apple iPad users, that is a disappointing 46% increase from the 46 issues that cropped up with iOS 10 during the same period past year.
Xiaomi Confirms No Mi A2 Smartphone Launch in India
Xiaomi is gearing up for its 31st May event, teasing the launch of their flagship smartphone from the Mi series - the Mi 8 . Earlier reports also hint that Xiaomi will launch another variant of the Mi 8 expected to be called as Mi 8 SE .
Apple may also launch a $250 speaker with Siri integration to take on Android/Alexa-powered counterparts.
New iPads or MacBook Air?
Based on the video posted by Chinese video-sharing website Miaopai and redirected to YouTube by Macotakara, the iPhone SE 2 will sport a similar design to the previous iteration, the iPhone SE. In any case WWDC 2018 is kicking off tomorrow so hopefully we'll have more details to share then.
The conference gives a peek into the new features that the various kinds of software bring with them and how they could change the whole experience of using your favourite Apple devices.