Apple on Tuesday issued press invitations to this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, scheduled for June 4 at 10 a.m. at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.
The company hasn’t said what will happen during the keynote, but the company typically showcases upcoming versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, presented by key development staff as well as executives like CEO Tim Cook and marketing head Phil Schiller.
During the rest of WWDC, running through June 8, Apple will host over 100 technical and design-focused sessions presented by Apple engineers. Hands-on labs will guide developers through new features, directly from the engineers who helped build the latest advances in Apple platforms.
The company could also use the keynote to announce new hardware. Most likely is a refresh of the iPad Pro line, removing a home button and switching the devices from Touch ID to Face ID. Last year’s refresh also occurred in June.
New MacBook Pro models are rumored, but would lack the Intel chip required to have a 32GB model without compromises. Another possibility is an “iPhone SE 2,” but rumors have varied widely on features and a release date. Some have put a launch as soon as this month, others as late as September.
The company might also tease upgrades to Siri, and a rumored smaller, low-cost HomePod. As few as 600,000 full-size HomePods may have been sold in the March quarter, their $349 pricetag likely being a contributing factor.
AppleInsider will be at the keynote, and will have full coverage of any product announcements made.