Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Apple said Tuesday that WWDC, its annual developer conference, will kick off on June 4.
Apple typically uses WWDC to announce new versions of iOS — the software that powers iPads and iPhones, as well as new versions of its Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch software.
Last year, Apple unveiled iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, so iOS 12 and a new version of macOS are almost certainly going to make an appearance. Apple uses the event to introduce developers to new tools that run on its operating systems. The first devices that launch with the new software typically debut later. An iPhone with iOS 12 probably won’t launch until September, if Apple follows its typical launch schedule. Expect new features for Apple TV, the Apple Watch and perhaps even Apple’s new smart speaker, HomePod.
In the past, Apple has also occasionally used the event to show off new hardware. Last year, for example, Apple also announced a new 10.5-inch iPad.