Apple could pull the wrappers off of its next version of iOS on 4th June, with a new report claiming that the California company is planning on starting its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on that date.
According to inside sources the event is due to take place at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Centre, the same space Apple hired for its developers’ gathering in 2017, between 4th and 8th June.
Further evidence, in the shape of the McEnery Centre being free that week also suggests WWDC will definitely kick off at the start of June.
Apple traditionally holds its keynote presentation on the first day of WWDC, dedicating more than two hours to new software. iOS 12 is expected to be the main draw.
Recent reports suggest iOS 12 will focus on refining the iPhone and iPad experience, with stability and security at its heart. Apple’s software chiefs are said to have ditched plans to redesign the home screen, after iOS 11 was plagued with minor bugs in the weeks after launch.
The revelation that Apple slows older iPhones running newer versions of iOS is also likely to be behind the decision to keep iOS 12 as an iterative rather than game–changing update.
iOS 11.3, featuring battery health indicators, is due out in March.