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Dan Moren for Macworld
June 10, 2016 5:56 AM PT
We’re just a few days away from Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kick-off keynote, and while the rumors are flying faster and more furious than a Vin Diesel movie, there’s still a general feeling that we’ve only scratched the surface of what Apple plans to discuss.
That impression was only confirmed earlier this week as Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller briefed several press outlets on coming changes to Apple’s App Stores, explaining to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber that the company had “a busy enough keynote” that it wanted to do these announcements beforehand.
Well done, Phil—you’ve piqued all of our interest. Given the substantive nature of the App Store changes, it leaves me wondering, what else so important is in the keynote that all of this got pushed out ahead of time?
The truth is, Apple’s got its fingers in a lot of pies right now, so it’s hard to know exactly which ones will make it to the forefront next week. While some seem like gimmes—new versions of iOS and OS X (now MacOS, perhaps?)—there are a number of other areas into which Apple might make a foray for that vaunted wild card spot.