Apple Starts Decorating McEnery Convention Center in San Jose for WWDC 2018

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WWDC 2018 will get underway on June 4th, taking place in San Jose, California just as it did previous year. Now this isn't to say that Apple has lost its innovative mojo, but rather an indication that the company appears to be taking a more measured approach to new hardware and new software features.

ARKit 2.0 is being developed internally and this will enable a new mode that would let users play AR games against each other in the same virtual environment. Similarly, Apple is said to be holding a redesigned Home Screen, AI assistance for Photos, and more iPad file management tools for 2019. As you've likely heard by now, some of the more ambitious iOS changes Apple has been working on have been pushed back to iOS 13 as part of a broader effort to improve overall system reliability and performance.

"The company plans to show off its prowess in augmented reality by upgrading relatively new tools for iPhones and iPads", sources say.

Apple iOS 12 will be revealed soon at the company's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which takes place from June 4 to June 8. The company is also expected to unveil a minor refresh to its MacBook Pro lineup at the event alongside possibly a $249 Siri-powered Beats speaker.

The Information reports that the system iPhones use to allow mobile payments through Apple Pay will be expanded to support other secure interactions. Don't expect to see the finished product at WWDC, however.

Speaking of June 4th, things kick off at 10:00 Pacific and Apple is expected to announce iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 at the very least. And according to another person familiar with Apple's plans for the Apple Watch, there will be two new models unveiled at WWDC.

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