Apple has confirmed its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WDDC) will start on June 13th. The four-day event will be held in San Francisco.
The gathering of developers traditionally sees Apple reveal its latest software projects.
This year will likely see the unveiling of iOS 10, alongside updates to the company’s watchOS, tvOS and OS X platforms.
iOS 10 is expected to feature a series of tweaks and upgrades, not least a major overhaul to the App Store.
Reports earlier this week suggested that Apple is planning a new paid search tool for its app emporium, designed to ensure the biggest and best apps appear at the top of search results.
As with iOS 9, Apple is likely to make a 'work-in-progress' version of iOS 10 available to download as a public beta for so-called 'power users' to test out.
It will then later officially release a final version of the software to coincide with the launch of the iPhone 7, which is expected in the autumn.
Apple is currently facing the prospect of falling iPhone sales, with rumours rampant that it is plotting a major overhaul of its best–selling handset.
However, that device is not expected to hit shelves until 2017.