Apple issues invites for big WWDC keynote

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on stage for WWDC 2018.
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Apple has started issuing press invites for its big WWDC keynote on June 4.

Attendees will be treated to a preview of iOS 12 and the next major updates to macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Apple could also surprise us with some new hardware.

The annual Worldwide Developers Conference has long been one of Apple’s biggest events. It might not be quite as exciting as an iPhone revealer, but for anyone who cares about Apple software, or indeed any public appearance from Craig Federighi, it’s a big deal.

And now we know exactly when the keynote — the most exciting bit — will go ahead.

WWDC keynote scheduled for June 4

Apple has started sending press invites that confirm its keynote will take place on June 4 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. We’re expecting a whole host of major announcements, including previews of iOS 12, macOS 10.14, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5.

Apple will likely roll out its first betas of all of the above as soon as its keynote comes to an end. We’ll be going hands on with all of them right away to bring you coverage of all the new features and improvements.

Will WWDC bring new hardware?

Apple may also surprise us with new hardware during the event. We’ve been waiting for a new iPhone SE, which could adopt the iPhone X’s edge-to-edge display, wireless charging, and even Face ID, for months now. Recent rumors promised a May release, but that’s starting to look unlikely.

We could also see the new MacBook Air we’ve been hearing about, and maybe even a new Mac mini.

Apple will almost certainly livestream WWDC (though that hasn’t been confirmed just yet). We will also be covering all the news as it breaks just in case you’re not free to watch a lengthy keynote that day.