Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, or WWDC, is the event where we get to see what the software any new iPhones will run come September time, with beta versions made available during the event.
Historically, WWDC has taken place around the middle of the year, with June a favorite month. We’re starting to hear rumors of when WWDC 2019 will take place, with Apple apparently setting the dates of June 3rd through June 7th.
Just as has been the case in recent years, San Jose will be the destination for developers from around the globe, with the McEnery Convention Center playing host. If these rumors are true, via MacRumors, then the event will be taking place on the same week as last year. Apple hasn’t yet officially announced when WWDC will happen, but if the past is any indication, we can expect the dates to be unveiled at some point next month.
While we were already confident the WWDC 2019 dates would fall on June 3-7, we confirmed with a source that a large annual event of some kind will be taking place during that week at McEnery. Meanwhile, the second and fourth weeks of June are ruled out due to the already-announced O’Reilly Velocity conference on June 10-13 and the Sensors Expo on June 25-27 at McEnery.
WWDC 2019 is expected to be the time Apple takes the wraps off of iOS 13, as well as macOS 10.15. New versions of watchOS and tvOS will also likely be announced, with developers given until September to get their ducks in a row, and apps ready, for whatever changes the update happens to bring.
The smart money right now is on a new iOS-wide dark mode and a revamped iPad Home screen, both of which will likely need some work from developers in order to fully implement. Especially if, as is hoped, that new iPad Home screen allows for improved widgets and such.