Apple SVP Greg “Joz” Joswiak simply confirmed by way of the social media platform previously often called Twitter that the corporate’s annual World Wide Developer Conference is set for June 10-14. In what’s little question a nod to the corporate’s synthetic intelligence ambitions, the exec is promising that the occasion shall be “Completely Unbelievable.”

Because the title “D” in WWDC suggests, the occasion is closely targeted on builders for Apple’s varied working programs. The occasion, which has most lately been held on the Steve Jobs Theater on the corporate’s Cupertino campus, options a number of days of panels and workshops targeted on its varied ecosystems. The occasion additionally serves as a launching pad for stated ecosystems. Anticipate massive bulletins round iOS and iPadOS 18, macOS 15 and watchOS 11, amongst others.

Seeing as how this yr’s present will mark one yr because the Imaginative and prescient Professional was introduced, I’d anticipate a LOT of latest builders across the headset and its visionOS working system. Updates to Apple Silicon and, maybe, new Macs appear fairly seemingly as effectively.

However Apple’s AI plans will nearly actually take middle stage on the present this trip. Responding to questions concerning the firm’s plans to meet up with generative AI choices from high rivals like Microsoft and Google on its most up-to-date earnings name, CEO Tim Cook dinner promised “groundbreaking innovation” set to be introduced later this yr. WWDC looks as if the almost certainly platform for such an announcement — and, maybe, particulars on a rumored Google Gemini partnership for the iPhone.

Joz’s sneaky backronym will little question solely additional hypothesis.

Additional rumors have pointed to iOS 18 probably being “the largest” replace within the working system’s lengthy historical past. Relatively than merely leaning into generative AI and being accomplished with it, nonetheless, reviews level to “AI instruments that assist handle your every day life.”

Actually the notion of the AI smartphone isn’t Apple particular. Samsung leaned closely into the idea earlier this yr with the launch of its Galaxy S24 line, which additionally relied on Google’s Gemini efforts. The next month, Apple claimed that the brand new M3-powered MacBook Airs are the “World’s Finest Shopper Laptop computer for AI,” largely as a result of neural processing items included in its first-party SoCs.

Apple provides, “Builders and college students could have the chance to rejoice in particular person at a particular occasion at Apple Park on opening day.” That is seemingly a reference to the news-filled keynote that historically kicks off the present. In fact, issues stay dramatically scaled down because the pre-pandemic days on the San Jose Conference Heart.

As ever, the occasion will embody a small cohort of “winners,” 50 of whom shall be invited to the in-person occasion in Cupertino. The occasion follows quickly after Google I/O (Might 14-15) and Microsoft Build (Might 21-24).

The announcement arrives lower than per week after the Division of Justice introduced that it’s suing the {hardware} large over claims of monopolistic practices surrounding the iPhone.