It’s that time of the year again: Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) starts in a few days, on 4th June 2018, in San Jose California. The company started sending out invitations for the opening ceremony yesterday. The keynote event will start at 10am PDT on Monday.
Apple reporter, Juli Clover said: “This year, we expect to see new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS at the conference, and it’s possible Apple will also use the event to unveil new iPad Pro models and new Macs.”
Apple is also reportedly working on a revamped iPadPro with an iPhone-X type of bezel-less display with support for facial recognition and without a Home button.
It is unclear at this stage if the device will actually be announced at WWDC, since other sites have speculated that it might not happen before later this year.
Clover added that Apple often launched updates Macs at its WWDC event – and the MacBook Pro, iMac, and MacBook are all due for updates. Another possibility is that it could use the opportunity to announce the AirPower, a charging mat that will be able to charge iPhone 8, 8+ and X models simultaneously, as well as the Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods boasting a new charging case.
In other Apple news, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has commenced production of a new generation of A12 7-nanometer chips. According to Bloomberg, these chips will make an appearance in this year’s iPhone lineup.
Late last month, TSMC said that its 7-nanometer process node was now in high-volume manufacturing mode. It did, however, not announce at the time whether or not it was working on the Apple A12 processors that will reportedly be used in iPhone models to be announced in September.
Bloomberg recently said that these chips will be faster, smaller and more efficient.