Apple officially announces June 5 WWDC keynote via media invitations

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in General Discussion edited May 2017
Apple on Tuesday issued invitations to members of the media for a keynote presentation on June 5 in San Jose, where the company will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference and unveil the next-generation versions of iOS and macOS.




The keynote will take place at the McEnery Convention Center beginning on Monday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. AppleInsider will be there live.

Unlike in years past, where Apple has hyped WWDC keynotes with splashy graphics and taglines that create intrigue, this year's media invitation is decidedly low-key. There are no hints about what the company could be unveiling at this year's event, which is less than a month away.

The keynote is not a surprise -- Apple traditionally kicks off WWDC with a media presentation, and the dates for WWDC were officially announced back in February. Apple has been operating on an earlier-than-usual timeframe this year, allowing developers and members of the media more time to prepare for a change of location, from San Francisco to San Jose.




After the keynote, WWDC will run through the week until June 9. This year's event is widely expected to be headlined by the introduction of iOS 11 and macOS 10.13, as well as tvOS 11 and watchOS 4. The McEnery Convention Center will host 5,000 developers and 1,000 engineers.

Beyond Apple's four major software platforms, this year's event is also expected to feature the introduction of new hardware. Specifically, rumors of a Siri standalone home speaker have been heating up in recent weeks, suggesting the new smart home accessory could be unveiled on June 5.




The iPad Pro lineup is also due for an upgrade to Apple's A10 series of chips first introduced with the iPhone 7. There have been rumors that a complete redesign of the tablet is in the works, without a home button, but it's unclear whether such a device would show up as soon as WWDC.

Also due are new MacBooks, especially Apple's 12-inch model with Retina display, which has not been updated in over a year. The first two generations of the 12-inch MacBook both debuted in the springtime.
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  • Reply 1 of 58
    How about an announcement that Apple will let users run OS X on HP Workstations since it is obvious nobody at One Infinite Loop cares about anything other than mobile devices and rental services.
    gordytechprod1gyrazorpitavon b7HBW1
  • Reply 2 of 58
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,132member
    Please do NOT spend another 30 minutes going over iMessage toys. 


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  • Reply 3 of 58
    gordygordy Posts: 970member
    [Bill Lumbergh voice...] An update to the Mac mini would be great...
    DavidAlGregoryhmurchisonHBW1
  • Reply 4 of 58
    jfdesignsjfdesigns Posts: 4member

    Tim Cook is desperately trying to invoke Steve Jobs out of his grave to return and save Apple again from corporatisis and eat the brains of their design dead. 

  • Reply 5 of 58
    macapfelmacapfel Posts: 495member
    The problem with this announcement is: it sounds as if Apple is seeking inspiration from the developer community. Usually, Apple is the source of inspiration. Not the other way round.
  • Reply 6 of 58
    minglok50minglok50 Posts: 57member
    How about an announcement that Apple will let users run OS X on HP Workstations since it is obvious nobody at One Infinite Loop cares about anything other than mobile devices and rental services.
    Didn't Apple already announce there were MacPro and displays on it's way? What's your point?
    StrangeDaysjahbladewatto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 58
    minglok50minglok50 Posts: 57member

    jfdesigns said:

    Tim Cook is desperately trying to invoke Steve Jobs out of his grave to return and save Apple again from corporatisis and eat the brains of their design dead. 

    Bravo! I wonder how long it took you to come up with that?
    pscooter63watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 58
    SoliSoli Posts: 8,489member
    Please do NOT spend another 30 minutes going over iMessage toys. 
    For me, that stuff is always a waste.
    hmurchison
  • Reply 9 of 58
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 6,561member
    How about an announcement that Apple will let users run OS X on HP Workstations since it is obvious nobody at One Infinite Loop cares about anything other than mobile devices and rental services.
    what in gods name are you talking about?
    calipscooter63mejsricwatto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 10 of 58
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 6,561member
    Please do NOT spend another 30 minutes going over iMessage toys. 
    the new iMessage features are great, fun to use, and i'm glad they're there. 
    edited May 2017 calioneof52jahbladechiawatto_cobrafastasleepjony0
  • Reply 11 of 58
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 6,561member
    jfdesigns said:

    Tim Cook is desperately trying to invoke Steve Jobs out of his grave to return and save Apple again from corporatisis and eat the brains of their design dead. 

    How do you mean? Desperately how? Apple isn't dying, financially or in spirit. You're just using rose colored glasses and selective memory to pretend everything was awesome and perfect when Jobs was alive. classic trope. 
    jahbladepatchythepiratepscooter63chiamejsricwatto_cobra
  • Reply 12 of 58
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,228member
    gordy said:
    [Bill Lumbergh voice...] An update to the Mac mini would be great...
    [cough] airport [cough]
    DavidAlGregoryjahbladewonkothesanepscooter63razorpit
  • Reply 13 of 58
    calicali Posts: 3,495member
    I thought maybe there was a clue in that pic with all the little ant developers.

    Developers, developers, developers

    Maybe Steve Ballmer will make an appearance? Windows for iPad?! :open_mouth: 
  • Reply 14 of 58
    SoliSoli Posts: 8,489member
    sog35 said:
    Soli said:
    Please do NOT spend another 30 minutes going over iMessage toys. 
    For me, that stuff is always a waste.
    nope. iMessage generates a ton of revenue
    You're saying that I'm lying about it being a waste for me or did you just fail to properly read what I wrote?
    edited May 2017 singularity
  • Reply 15 of 58
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 6,561member

    macapfel said:
    The problem with this announcement is: it sounds as if Apple is seeking inspiration from the developer community. Usually, Apple is the source of inspiration. Not the other way round.
    Citation needed. 
  • Reply 16 of 58
    jcdinkinsjcdinkins Posts: 114member
    cali said:
    I thought maybe there was a clue in that pic with all the little ant developers.

    Kind of like the end of "The World I Know" music video by Collective Soul.
  • Reply 17 of 58
    AppleZuluAppleZulu Posts: 380member
    Dang. Did the "macrumors" comment board get ported over here? 
    Soliminglok50stompyhmurchisonuniscapeStrangeDayspscooter63chiamejsricwatto_cobra
  • Reply 18 of 58
    boboliciousbobolicious Posts: 480member
    ...should we ask if it will be announced that Sierra finally works with non-Apple 4k monitors, and Apple monitors (LED) and Thunderbolt adapters finally work with the 2016 MacBook Pro & MacBook? Will we get the option to change speed and size of drives and ram as needs might change, and that a cadre of easily lost and clunky dongles will be phased out...? ...what does it say about 'making good products' when such core aspects as basic monitor resolution and graphics simply don't work for ~8 MONTHS of an annual OS 'cycle', and reverting to a system that does work or even offer minor point version reversal has been made difficult or next to impossible...? ...let the howls of flames begin...
  • Reply 19 of 58
    minglok50 said:
    How about an announcement that Apple will let users run OS X on HP Workstations since it is obvious nobody at One Infinite Loop cares about anything other than mobile devices and rental services.
    Didn't Apple already announce there were MacPro and displays on it's way? What's your point?
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    They admitted they are over a year out, which tells us the cupboard is bare.
    Apple could easily let mac OS run on HP Workstations that are up to spec. They do not have to do unlimited licensing and Workstation market users are not impressed with how thin or how whatever the design is. HP is selling Xeon class workstations with Nvidia 2GB RAM GPUs for less than stopped out Mac mini.

    The keys to Hackintosh vs Macintosh is the EFI and I am sure H-P could adapt their designs quickly if they could get some extra sales. 

    Steve Jobs first job was at H-P and Woz worked there as well. This would let Apple concentrate on skinny underpowered laptops that are fashion statements and H-P can sell the more serious hardware for people who use their computers for more than Facebook.

    I have a 2010 Mac Pro and am tired of waiting.
    bdkennedy1002
  • Reply 20 of 58
    nhtnht Posts: 4,382member
     Will we get the option to change speed and size of drives and ram as needs might change, and that a cadre of easily lost and clunky dongles will be phased out...? ...
    Effing tired of this whine.  By moving to USB-C they just replaced the dongles on the 2015 MBP to a single 2.6"x2.6"x0.66" USB-C adapter with ethernet, hdmi, vga and usb 3.0 for $60 or a full fledged TB3 dock requiring only a single cable connection to attach to everything on your desktop.

    Get over it.
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