San Francisco: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is all set to start its annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco in few hours’ time and this article serves as a roundup on all rumors and predictions on what to expect from the Job’s mob at the conference on Monday.
Probably one of the most anticipated announcement of this year’s WWDC, there are already rumors flying left right and center on what to expect in this new edition of the OS ever since Apple put up the teasing banner last week. The following are the list of updates rpedicted to come along with the new OS.
According to the recent leaks, Apple might be prepping a Passbook-style health app for the new OS, which might be accompanied by the long rumored health-tracking hardware, though the chances of Apple introducing any hardware on Monday seems to be less.
Is it going to be “the” day for Apple fans when they get to see a true split screen multitasking in the iOS? Well, thanks to NY Times reporter Brian Chen’s twitter status, it seems that they are still in works and not yet ready for public announcement.
It is expected that Apple take the route of its archrival Samsung by focusing more on the list of features than the visual redesign, unlike the launch of iOS 7. The list of features are extensive with inclusion of Transit direction in Apple maps which is a great surprise as Apple dropped them with the launch of iOS 6. Also older apps like Carplay, Voice Memo, Photo Stream and the Notification center might get a facelift with plans to combine the separate iCloud apps for iPhone and iPad into a single app, making lives easier for the users.
Mac OS X 10.10 – Yosemite
The recent banner leak has pointed that the next Mac OS might indeed be called as Yosemite backed up by the trademark filing document leak earlier. So what to expect in the new OS from Apple?
Redesign, redesign everywhere:
Unlike the iOS counterpart which might have no major facelift, the new Mac OS might see the biggest redesign yet. It seems like Apple will mirror the look and feel of iOS 7 to the new Mac OS to have a consistent user experience across the board, with flat, glass like icons and very minimalistic styles.
New control Panel:
The Yosemite might come with a new iOS 7 styled control panel along with various other features like new iWork and iLife suites.
If you were hoping to catch a glimpse on the next edition of iPhone which has been circulating like hot cakes all over the internet, then you are in for a bit of disappointment. Even though a leaked document showed a WWDC slide featuring the new iPhone in silver, it is confirmed to be a hoax, thanks to this source. May be few more months folks and we will get to see what Apple has got in store for us!!
There are quite a few rumors on new Retina Macbook Airs but as we suggested earlier, Apple might not talk much about hardware, especially Macs and iPhones. Likewise, although Apple apparently has cheaper iMacs in the works, Apple pundits shot such rumors down recently.
Home automation is another rumor that is creating waves in the internet recently. Apple might release new apps to control your living room straight from your phone, initially while hardware and much more are in store for the future. In short, Apple wants to take control of your home and there is nothing you can do about it.
Next version of XCode (version 6), Apple’s developer IDE is supposed to be released tomorrow (after all, it is a developer conference!!) with supports for new simulator of iPhone and iPad. Also in line is a new software to improve iCloud based tools for the developer.