Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is almost upon us, and it’s promising to be an event full of big announcements. New operating systems for the iPhone, iPad and Mac are expected to be announced, as well as a huge expansion in Apple’s music apps and services.
Here’s a full breakdown of what’s expected to be announced when WWDC gets underway June 8 (and here’s how to watch live):
A new iPhone/iPad OS
WWDC is historically the time Apple unveils its latest software, and this year should be no different. iOS 9, which should come out in the fall around the time of a new iPhone, isn’t expected to have quite as many new bells and whistles as iOS 7 or iOS 8. A big focus will be on stability, bug fixes and making the OS work with old devices like the iPhone 4S, according to 9to5Mac.
Still, some big new features could include transit routes in Apple Maps, a dual-app viewing mode for the iPad, and a new digital assistant interface codenamed “Proactive.”
A new Mac OS
Much like its mobile OS, Apple’s new operating system update for laptops and desktops, Mac OS X 10.11, is expected to mainly focus on under-the-hood improvements. A new security system called “Rootless” (also expected in iOS) is expected to boost security by blocking user access to certain files. Macs may also get a new typeface based on the San Francisco font, which is already being used on the Apple Watch.
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SOURCE: TIME, Victor Luckerson