Apple has confirmed that this year’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) will take place from 3-7 June 2019. As usual, this is likely to be mainly a software event.
It is very likely that this year will bring updates to macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS – and possibly an announcement about new Macs. The firm might also show off the new Mac Pro, and perhaps the new display it has been working on.
Apple may also use the opportunity to announce a new iMac Pro and, since it did not announce an updated MacBook pro last year, there is the possibility that this device could get even smaller this year.
Another new product that could make an appearance at this year’s WWDC is the Mini Apple TV. After having launched its own TV+ subscription service, Apple obviously wants to reach the masses – and a dongle that allows people to view Apple content on their own television sets would be a great addition.
An alternative is that Apple could negotiate with major TV manufacturers to make their sets compatible with AirPlay 2, in which case one would no longer need an Apple TV to view Apple content.
Apple is also reported to be preparing for the launch of a new HomePod and perhaps even a HomePod mini this year. The latter might be pure speculation, but it would help the company increase its share of the smart speaker market.
Apart from the AirPods, Apple is also reportedly working on new over-ear headphones.
Finally, after launching the iPhone XS Max, XS and XR, Apple stopped making the iPhone SE, which upset many people because this was the most affordable model of the range. The XR is much bigger and more expensive. Reports are doing the rounds that the company might announce a 4-inch smartphone that uses the iPhone 7 processor this year.