Liveblog: Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote is on June 4

Apple working on NFC tech for iPhones that unlocks doors

Apple working on NFC tech for iPhones that unlocks doors

The tech giant is expected to introduce a new Digital Health feature to the iPhone that will shame you into spending less time on your gadgets.

Apple's WWDC 2018 runs June 4-8, 2018, in San Jose, USA.

As before you need an Apple device to watch the WWDC 2018 keynote live. However, following that leak from the end of December, blogger John Gruber explained last month that Marzipan is more like a declarative control API, and noted that it likely won't materialize until iOS 13 arrives in 2019. The update is said to focus primarily on performance and stability, with flashier features coming in the next version of the mobile operating system.

New iOS updates are always previewed at WWDC, so it shouldn't be any different this year. With the rumours of some hardware and software launches surfacing on the internet, the kickoff of the event has already gotten a lot of tech geeks to the edge of their seats. With the Apple Watch, we expect more fitness features, support for third-party Watchfaces and some other improvements.

Apple has been going all in on augmented reality, and it could debut new advancements. Will virtual assistant Siri be able to catch up with archrivals Assistant from Google and Alexa from Amazon?

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The WWDC 2018 event livestream can be watched on Apple TV, too. There also might be some news about Apple's streaming service.

We're also running a WWDC live blog in real-time so you can keep up with our commentary on the event as it happens.

Plenty of online chatter seems to suggest that there will be no new MacBook Pros or MacBook Air computers announced. It could be discussed this year-or Apple could wait until next year's macOS release to talk about it.

But like anything else in Apple's world, this is all speculation based on rumors and comments from a slew of unidentified sources who claim to have knowledge of the company's plans. Not a great success for Apple, but WWDC 2018 could be an opportunity to update the Homepod to a whole new device. Every WWDC is exciting for hardcore Apple fans, but this year should be especially interesting, considering it's the first time Tim Cook and company have taken the stage since the launch of the iPhone X.

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