Wondering what to expect at Apple’s WWDC event later today? We have some idea of what the aggregation has in store:

Let’s start with the most accessible stuff first. iOS 12 is accepted to be appear today, but it’s mostly going to bring adherence and achievement improvements, some health and affectionate ascendancy features, a revamped iBooks acquaintance for account ebooks, and some ways to cut down on how much time you spend on your phone.

We’re also assured to hear about updates to the NFC functionality in iPhones able with the all-important chips, which will allow you to unlock smart locks, hotel rooms, and cars with your mobile device.

There’s also been talk about Apple acceptance apps to run across macOS and iOS after the need for abstracted versions of the software, in what’s called Project Marzipan. However, afterward that leak from the end of December, blogger John Gruber explained last month that Marzipan is more like a allegorical ascendancy API, and noted that it likely won’t actualize until iOS 13 arrives in 2019. Hopefully Apple will shed some light on the matter today.

Aside from the cross-platform capabilities, macOS is slated to get a new dark mode, abutment for invoking Siri with a voice command, a desktop app for Apple News, and a active Mac App Store.

On the wearables front, expect to hear about new health and fettle appearance for watchOS; 9to5Mac notes that Apple’s recent accretion of Beddit could see the aggregation add sleep tracking capabilities to the Apple Watch.

We’re hoping to see some accessories too. Last September, Apple promised to absolution its AirPower wireless charging mat for the iPhone 8, iPhone X, Apple Watch, and an AirPods charging case, at some point in 2018. Well, today is some point in 2018, so do your thing, Cupertino.


The second bearing of AirPods may also be apparent at the event, with better Siri abutment and said wireless charging case.

Former Apple analyst Gene Munster predicted last week that a $250 Beats apostle might also be announced, in order to expand Apple’s audio lineup after aggressive anon adjoin the $350 HomePod. As we noted in our coverage, if it’s released, it’ll have to be more than just a pretty little thing on your desk to attempt with the wide range of smart speakers on the market today.

We’ve also been audition about a brace for the iPhone SE. There’s word on the street about a notch coming to the diminutive handset, but don’t bet on that – or annihilation accompanying to a new phone until we hear more later in the day.

It’ll be absorbing to see what Apple has in store for developers as well. The company’s ARKit framework for developing aggrandized absoluteness apps and agreeable has abundantly been used for demonstrating ball apps and autogenous design solutions; if it’s austere about AR, it’ll have to guide developers to go beyond that and create more allusive tools with its offering.

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