Expectations for Apple’s WWDC 2015 Keynote
We’re just under an hour away from Apple’s 2015 WWDC keynote, set to start at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT in San Francisco. The keynote again will be streamed live on the web, iOS devices and Apple TV.
By now, we can pretty much expect a preview of the next version of iOS and OS X, like we have seen in the past. When Apple announced dates for WWDC 2015, VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller said “We’ve got incredible new technologies for iOS and OS X to share with developers at WWDC.”
Usually leading up to WWDC, well-informed “sources” leak what’s coming to the press to set expectations. Here’s what we can pretty much expect to hear on stage so far:
- New music streaming service pegged at $10/month with a 3-month free trial period and reported goal of signing up $100 million users (let’s hope it’s an international launch; BTW WHERE ARE YOU ITUNES RADIO?)
- iOS 9 and OS X ______ (insert name of a place/thing in California)
- Apple Watch software improvements and SDK for developers; “watchOS” is coming
- Apple Pay for the UK
- Apple’s 70/30 rev share to be revamped for in-app media subscriptions
Here are things that may be announced but probably won’t be:
- New Apple TV hardware and Apple TV SDK
- iCloud pricing structure revamped (it should be ‘cheaper’ compared to what competitors are offering)
- Apple Pay for Canada
With everyone expecting new Apple TV hardware to be delayed, it would be a huge curveball if it was announced anyways.
What do you think is going to be announced today? What did we miss? Stay tuned as we’ll be providing a full news roundup of all the announcements, plus will be live-tweeting everything as it happens.