Apple keynote set for 10am on June 8 at WWDC

Not one to break tradition, Apple confirmed it will hold a two-hour keynote to kick off its yearly developer event. Software is the focus but a few hardware surprises could arrive.

Apple is following tradition as expected, noting that its annual keynote to discuss future software plans will take place on June 8 at 10am PT. The keynote will kick off the company's WorldWide Developer Event which lasts throughout the second week of June at Moscone West in San Francisco.

According to the official WWDC application, the keynote will last for up to two hours, giving Tim Cook and company plenty of time to show off new and upcoming software features for both mobile devices and Apple laptops and desktops.

An early look at iOS 9 is surely in the cards, as are details of OS X 10.11. While we're not likely to see a huge product launch at WWDC, that new Apple TV -- along with additional content channels -- may make an appearance.

Unlike Google's developer event, which starts tomorrow, Apple is keeping quiet on what will be announced. There are 180 developer sessions planned throughout the week but many of the topics are still a secret and will be announced as we get closer to the actual event.

See also: What to expect for Android and Chrome at Google I/O 2015

Even so, we have a good idea of what Apple is likely to show. Leaks, rumors and reports have already indicated support for Force Touch in iOS 9 -- likely to appear in new iPhones later this year and possibly in updated iPad hardware -- along with split-screen app support on Apple tablets.

Stay tuned for our thoughts of everything else we expect Apple to announce before the WorldWide Developer Conference begins next month.