After the release of the latest technology upgrades at the 2018 annual developer conference hosted by Google and Facebook, now it is time for the most awaited Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018. In its 29th year, this year conference will be held in San Jose at McEnery Convention Center from June 4 through June 8.

If you are apple enthusiast, then do not miss the live-streaming that will be done at Apple event here

As the world awaits the announcement on the future of Apple’s products and services, below are some of the things that are expected to be announced

  • With the recent scandal that has broken out at the Facebook and the enforcement of European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 25th May, it will be interesting to watch what announcements Apples makes on the privacy and protection of sensitive data
  • Software updates to the operating systems that drive the different Apple products like iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and TV along with Mac will be most awaited
  • Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) have been the buzz keywords in the technology industry. The apple team advances in this sector will be watched
  • In earlier editions of developer conference, Apple has talked about machine learning framework used in Siri, dual-lens Camera app and the keyboard. Also, the ARKit tools allowed integration of AR experience with any iOS devices. New astonishing leaps over previous editions will definitely show apple commitments on this technology front and its focus area
  • Critical update on fitness and mobility apps, apple watch, iMessage, Siri and many more software/hardware updates along with incentives for the developer community to continue contributing to Apple ecosystem will be awaited
  • Apart from hardware release and updates, a new iPhone in the offering will drive fans crazy. But Apple has hardly WWDC platform to launch new phones. However, there is always a first time and don’t be surprised if Apple changes the strategy of new iPhone announcement

Apart from the updates at the keynote session, as a developer, I am excited about the below technology lab sessions when I glance at the schedule

  • Auto layout and Builder interface lab enables creating the dynamic layout for the apps. Apple Engineers will guide if any challenges are faced by the developers by going through their coded
  • Graphics and imaging team will guide any projects with one-on-one technical assistance
  • High-performance 2D games can be built using the SpriteKit Lab. This team will guide any developers needing assistance
  • Any questions on how to effectively leverage the CloudKit APIs will be answered
  • Learning from Apple engineers the tricks to measure and optimize the HTTP live streaming(HLS) performance
  • Securing your web content is important. it can be done in various ways. Learn from the best on how it can be done

Are you an apple fan? Do you regularly follow Apple updates? What is your expectation from this conference?  Do let us know in the comments box below

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Amar Naik

software engineer searching for the meaning of success