WWDC is Apple's annual conference for developers. The company rarely announces new products at the event, but it does give a preview of new versions of its iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch operating systems.
In addition to a preview of all things iOS X — including, hopefully, a few Siri improvements, like third-party integration — and a look at the next version of OS X — which might be renamed Mac OS — everyone should expect to see an Apple Music overhaul, some Apple Watch progress, and maybe a little progress on HomeKit, Apple’s mostly dormant smart home hub.
Again, here a quick snapshot of what else should be expected from Apple to announce:
- Third-party developers will be able to integrate with Siri, according to Amir Efrati of The Information. That means user will be able to use voice commands to control their favorite apps and services. Amazon's Echo speaker can already do this, and has partnerships with Spotify, Uber, Capital One, and more.
- Apple may change the name of Mac OS X to Mac OS, according to support documents mistakenly published on Apple's website. That'd be a welcome change. OS X has been around since 2001, and has gone through several updates since then. The "X" numbering system doesn't really make sense after 15 years.
- Siri is likely coming to Mac, according to leaked screenshots obtained by MacRumors.
- Apple Music will get a redesign, following complaints that it's too cluttered and difficult to use, according to Bloomberg.