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Here we go! We already told you to mark your calendars for June 5-9 for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and now you can set your clocks.
Apple sent out press invites to its WWDC keynote on Tuesday. The show will kick off at 10 a.m. PT at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
WWDC is expected to a big one this year. Not only are we expecting to see new versions of Apple’s iOS and macOS, watchOS and tvOS, we may also hear more about Apple’s push into original video and expansion with Apple Music.
It’s rumored the company will introduce its Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer at the keynote.
Not much is known about the Siri-powered smart speaker except that it reportedly looks like an UE Boom speaker, comes with some kind of Beats technology and might have a screen.
Apple is currently finalising designs for their Alexa competitor, expected to be marketed as a Siri/AirPlay device.
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Up to 5,000 developers and 1,000 engineers are expected to attend this year’s WWDC.
According to The Loop, Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller says holding the conference in San Jose instead of San Francisco will allow more Apple engineers to get on site to the various events around the city because it’s closer to Apple’s Cupertino headquarters.