The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference will be held in June of this year. Apple is planning to return to San Jose again in 2018, between June 4 and June 8 this time. Developers can request tickets now until March 22 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET through Apple's WWDC site, and tickets will be issued randomly until March 23.
Last year's event was full of ads, including the HomePod, a new iMac Pro, iOS 11, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and ARKit. This year we hope to hear more about the future of macOS and iOS, and we may see the cheaper iPads and MacBooks that have recently been rumored.
iOS 12 could be the big focus this year
Undoubtedly, the focus will be on the future of iOS, and in particular on iOS 12. According to reports, Apple is focusing on the reliability and performance in iOS 12 with respect to the new features. It is still rumored that Apple will launch new universal applications that work on iPhones, iPads and Macs. Bloomberg also reported earlier that Apple will bring its Animoji characters to the iPad, thanks to a new model of the tablet that has a Face ID camera.
It is also rumored that iOS 12 for iPad includes tabs within the applications, but the most important software updates will not arrive for Apple tablets until next year. According to reports, Apple is also redesigning the home screen for iOS in 2019. If Apple follows its usual plans at WWDC, a preview of iOS 12 could be made available to developers sometime in June.