Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will be held from June 10 to 14 in the city of San Francisco. During the annual event the company is expected to unveil some new software or hardware, offer feedback to developers and encourage them to keep the App Store buzzing with new programs.
The Californian tech giant revealed no products since the unveiling of the iPad mini last year, and Monday morning’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) promises no less than a detailed look at the future of the company’s two major platforms: iOS and OS X.
According to numerous sources and reports, Apple CEO Tim Cook would probably announce a new streaming radio service tied to iTunes.
iRadio, as it’s rumored to be called, will be somehow similar to Pandora, creating radio stations based on song selections and user history listened tracks.
The new feature would become an important step into streaming music for the iPhone and iPad maker— even if it’s late to enter the market following music-streaming services from Microsoft and Google.
One more thing which is likely to be performed during the annual event is new laptop that packs Intel’s next generation of chips, dubbed “Haswell,” which is believed to boast performance with low level of battery.
iOS 7 is expected to flatten out much of the textured surfaces in the design, writes a detailed report from 9to5 Mac. That means that iBooks, Game Center and Find My Friends would probably become past.
Although the company has unveiled new smartphones during its previous WWD conference, there’s practically no chance any new iPhone will see the light of day on Monday.
Still, once the developer version of iOS 7 is released, the code will certainly reveal hints of what it’ll be like when it’s announced, probably in the early fall, Mashable suggests.
The next generation of a 9.7 inch iPad will begin in July to August, several sources claim. Reports promise a slimmer device which is 20 per cent to 30 per cent lighter and similar in style to the iPad Mini.
Apple Ceo also spoke of the new devices, adding some credence: “We are pleased to report record March quarter revenue thanks to continued strong performance of iPhone and iPad. Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software and services, and we are very excited about the products in our pipeline.”
A retina iPad mini is also certainly being designed at the moment, so it won’t be unveiled on Monday. To provide the long battery life that Apple fans expect, the iPad mini would need a major processor upgrade.
Also, it removes the big differentiator of the large-screen iPad. The iPhone maker is certainly contemplating refreshes to both products, but considering the latest versions are just a few months old, this also looks like a fall announcement.
As far as iTV is concerned, some predict that it is already on its way to be unveiled but not at the upcoming event and even not even this year.
The same goes for the much rumored iWatch. And if you think Apple would even think about releasing a MacBook Touch, you’ve been spending too much time with Windows 8.
However, recent reports from Russian news agencies claim that the highly anticipated product would be performed sooner than one can expect.