Apple has started to send out invites for the 2017 edition of the Worldwide Developers Conference.
It will be the first time since 2002 that the company has held its annual developers conference in San Jose. 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. The event will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said there's a more than 50 percent chance Apple could announce its Siri speaker at the Worldwide Developers Conference this June. "This summer we bring together thousands of brilliant minds representing many diverse perspectives, passions, and talents to help us change the world".
Once a pariah in the enterprise, Apple has quietly emerged as a darling of executives and professionals because of the ease of use of the iPhone and the iPad. While WWDC is traditionally a software focused event, there's growing speculation around the debut of Apple's Siri-powered speaker. The latest version of Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system is likely to offer tweaks to existing tools such as 3D Touch, as well as boosting Siri, Apple's virtual assistant. It would compete directly with Amazon's Echo speakers, although Apple hasn't publicly commented on the device nor suggested how it could be marketed.
The new iPad Pro lineup is rumored to include a second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a new 10-inch iPad to replace the current 9.7-inch model.