Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference kick starts later today and speculations have been going on for months on what products would be unveiled during the conference. Can we expect iOS6, more Macbooks, Siri updates, OS X mountain Lion, or an iPhone 5 lined up for the conference?
Apple is expected to unveil its next major operating system update iOS 6 which powers iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, including Apple TV during the conference. It has been rumored that the update will come with Siri technology, the voice assistant software for iPad users.
“We have a great WWDC planned this year and can’t wait to share the latest news about iOS and OS X Mountain Lion with developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of
Worldwide Marketing. “The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers across the country and around the world,” Schiller further added.
The company is expected to announce its new iOS 6 Maps application for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch which will be a Google-free iOS map app and will offer 3D views.
The OS X Mountain Lion is expected to include priority VIP mail with iCloud Tabs, an iCloud feature that can be sync with tabs on Mac Safari and iOS Safari between Macs, iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches.
Apple is also expected to announce a line-up of updates for its MacBook Pro and Air lines along with the iMac and Mac Pro. New Mac Pro models are likely to be included with Intel Xeon E5 chips.
Apple has been known for launching its latest technologies or developments during WWDC. However, in the previous year, the company launched its iPhone 4S only in October. So there are possibilities of Apple not unveiling its phone this year too.
With rival companies like Samsung doing pretty well in the market, Apple may wait until October for its iPhone 5 launch, or are they ready for this month. For details on what to be launched, we will have to wait for just a bit as WWDC starts June 11.