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Apple WWDC 2016 to kick off on June 13 at 10:30PM IST; here's everything you need to know

Along with software updates for iOS devices and Macs, Apple is also likely to show off its Siri integrated home speaker that will take on Amazon Echo and Google Home.

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Back in April, Siri had revealed that Apple will be hosting its WWDC 2016 conference from June 13 through June 17 in San Francisco. Now, the company has sent out official invites for the event which will take place on June 13 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at 10:30PM IST. The venue is the same as last year’s where Apple unveiled the new iPad Pro and fourth-generation Apple TV along with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The keynote speech will be live streamed on Apple’s Website. For the live stream to work, you will need an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, and on Mac OS X with Safari browser. Windows 10 users can watch the event live on Microsoft Edge browser. Apple also has a WWDC app for iOS where the event will be live streamed.

Once again, Apple’s personal virtual assistant Siri is likely to be the key attraction of the developer conference. Like every year, Apple is likely to unveil the latest software update it has been working on for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac OS X. Apple may also announce updates to Apple services such as a redesigned Apple Music app. Some rumors also hint at new Apple Watch devices, but it seems highly unlikely at the moment.

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Besides the software updates, Apple may also reveal its rumored Siri-integrated home speaker. This speaker will directly take on Amazon Echo and Google’s upcoming Google Home speaker, which the search engine giant had showcased at its I/O 2016 developer conference. Additionally, Siri may also gain third party support and full Mac OS X functionality.

With just one week and a half to go for the WWDC 2016, we will soon find out what Apple has in store for its users.

  • Published Date: June 2, 2016 1:06 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 2, 2016 1:38 PM IST