This week is a big week for Apple. Their annual weeklong Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will start today, June 13th. According to rumors, Apple will have announcements for software updates for Siri, iOS 10, Watch OS, and TV OS.
Both Cnet and The Verge mentioned that Apple will be attempting to catch up to Google, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft Cortana. Apple will be allowing developers to integrate with Siri, therefore, letting people have more options with Siri. We can expect Siri to be able to hold a conversation, much like Google’s voice assistant.
The next iOS for iPhones and iPads seems to have more small changes than big ones. We may see app icons and Apple Music redesigned. The redesign of Apple Music is the more exciting update to iOS 10. Apple Music should have a more simplistic interface. Apple may be getting rid of the Apple Music Connect section, and add a heavier focus on the personalized “For You” section.
TV OS and Watch OS
It seems like this is the year Apple opens up its software to third-party apps. There is talk about the Apple TV being used as the Apple’s gateway into the smart home market. Let’s face it, Apple is behind. Amazon has the Echo and Google announced the Google Home.
Although we most likely won’t see new hardware for the Apple Watch until this fall at the earliest, Apple Watch will have another update for its Watch OS. We would like to have more personalization of the watch faces using third party apps. Hopefully, we get it. We can definitely anticipate improvements in design and speed.
Stay tuned. We will update you throughout the day on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus on what we find out during Apple’s keynote kickoff.