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WWDC 2018: Everything to expect from today's Apple WWDC keynote

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Cecil Davis | 04 June, 2018, 19:44

Apple will be hosting WWDC 2018 in San Jose, California. The one week conference is scheduled to start on 4 June and will end on 8 June. With the Apple Watch, we expect more fitness features, support for third-party Watchfaces and some other improvements.

WWDC 2018 keynote will begin tonight at 10.30 PM IST and the event will be live streamed across various channels around the whole world. If you have a fourth or fifth-generation Apple TV then you have to download the Apple Events apps from the tvOS App Store.

All the Windows users can watch the WWDC 2018 keynote live using the Microsoft Edge browser.

Here's what we can expect at WWDC 2018. Given the flurry of issues that iOS 11 raised, the iOS 12 update may focus on improving reliability and performance on the devices it powers.

The event will open with an address from Apple CEO Tim Cook and is likely to include a first look at iOS 12, which will be the next version of the software that runs on the iPhone and iPad. Though nothing drastic is expected, reports suggest an increased focus on Health and Activity features will be seen this year.

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The exchanges reveal that the Pentagon was "fast tracking" Google's cloud clearance and that work was expected to progress fairly rapidly.

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.

Now, having played around with multiple smart assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant I can safely say that Siri really needs to up its game.

Safari on the Mac or iOS. Apple's services division, which generates revenue from subscriptions, commissions and maintenance plans tied to Apple devices, already has become the fastest growing piece of the massive company.

The news comes after a former Apple executive said there needs to be tools available which helps people understand how they consume digital media. Perhaps a new entry level 13-inch MacBook with Retina display, or even a MacBook Air refresh. Although chances of unveiling a new iPhone is quite unlikely, analysts and Apple enthusiasts have speculated the company to unveil "a cheaper Siri-integrated Speaker" (Gene Munster of Loup Ventures) or a "host of Mac upgrades" (Keybanc analyst). And if AirPower is on its way, a wireless charging case for the AirPods can't be too far behind.

New iOS updates are always previewed at WWDC, so it shouldn't be any different this year.