Apple's WWDC 2018 dates may have leaked out, expect to see iOS 12 updates and possibly, a new iPad

For us normal folk, WWDC is always exciting as well because Apple usually unveils its less important products like iPads and MacBooks here.

As the annual Mobile World Conference (MWC) event approaches, rumours have started floating around of another important conference that the technology world looks forward to.

Apple logo. Reuters.

Apple logo. Reuters.

As previously reported, Google and Microsoft have already revealed the dates for their annual conferences, Google I/O 2018 and Microsoft BUILD 2018 respectively. Interestingly, I/O and build are set to clash, with Build being scheduled from 7-9 March and I/O from 8-10 March. Thankfully for developers, WWDC usually happens in June.

For the uninitiated WWDC or WorldWide Developers Conference by Apple is an annual event where, as the name suggests, developers gather to learn about Apple's new tools, share insights, etc. For us normal folk, the event is exciting as well because Apple usually unveils its less important products here. This can include iPads, MacBooks and more. We also get to see a sneak peek of upcoming iOS and macOS features.

The dates for the event come to us courtesy of MacRumours, who've heard that Apple's development event will be held at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose, where WWDC 2017 was held. As the convention centre is booked through for the rest of the month, the only dates for a WWDC are in the first week, thus leading MacRumours to conclude that the event will be held from 4-8 June, 2018.

report on GizmoChina further goes on to speculate that the company is planning to launch iOS 12 along with newer versions of watchOS, tvOS and macOS 10.14. iOS 12 is likely to focus on stability, performance and reliability of the software instead of adding new features.

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The company has also launched new hardware at WWDC in the past which hints that the company may launch new hardware, such as the new iPad Pro which could be known as iPad X, and iPhone SE 2. The upcoming iPad from the company is likely to pack a number of new features such as the FaceID feature from the iPhone X. This report comes weeks after another report claimed that Apple may not launch the iPhone SE 2. Apple has not issued any official statement about the expected schedule or the predictions on what is in store for WW DC 2018 in terms of the software and hardware.

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