Apple will kick off its annual World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) 2016 in San Francisco today. The keynote starts at 10.00 am PST at the Bill Grahams Civic Auditorium, which is around 10.30 pm IST.
Apple has a live stream for WWDC, which can be viewed here. Users with iPhone or iPad must have iOS 7.0 or above in order to watch the event. Those on Mac will need to have Safari 6.0.5; and OS X v10.8.5 or later.
The live stream can also be watched on a Windows 10 PC with the Microsoft Edge browser. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).
One of the highlights of Apple’s WWDC is going to be iOS 10’s first preview, and not too many changes are expected on the design front. Reports say, Apple might introduce an ability to draw on photos in the app, just like the Skitch app.
Also Apple might finally allow users to delete some pre-installed Apple apps, for which many of us have no use. Apple Pay could get support for payments via Web browsers, says a report by Re/Code.
But the big change in iOS expected is around Siri, Apple’s voice-assistant. In iOS 9, we saw Apple introduce proactive assistance to its mobile operating system, and Siri getting some boost. In iOS 10, Apple is expected to take this further, and yes Siri will finally be making appearance on OS X as well.
According to a report in The Information, Apple will open up the software development kit (SDK) for Siri, and it will be made available to third-party apps.
Apple might also be working on an OS X feature to let a user unlock their MacBook or iMac via their iPhone when the two are in proximity, reports MacRumors. Again we could see Apple make changes to the Music app on OS X.