Enlarge / The stage at WWDC 2016. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)
Of the two-to-four product events that Apple holds in a typical year, WWDC is usually the most interesting.
Every June, company executives get up in front of the public (and a live audience of loyal developers who paid $1600 a head to get in) and lay out Apple’s vision for how all of its major platforms will evolve over the next year.
Apple’s policy of offering all of its operating system updates for free to all supported hardware gives company’s WWDC announcements a much wider reach and bigger impact than any individual hardware launch, and its ability to offer those updates (particularly iOS updates) to everyone makes the WWDC announcements more important than, say, hearing about another Android update that most people won’t see for two years.
As always, we’ll run down the current state of rumors ahead of the show tomorrow, telling you what we know about what to expect. News about the software updates is unusually light on the ground, but (atypically for WWDC) it also looks like we’re in for some hardware refreshes and maybe even something entirely new. Let’s dive in.
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