Apple's iOS 6 to be on stage at WWDC 2012?

Last Updated: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 21:27

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: All eyes are on Apple and its annual WWDC conference which begins on Monday where Tim Cook will take centre stage to showcase new additions to the Apple software and hardware lineup. The conference will be held at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco.

The WWDC is quite an anticipated event where the iPhone maker invites software developers to the previews to begin considering the creation of new application, as much as Apple’s APIs are available to the open source community.

So what stuff should you watch out for at the Moscone Centre:

iOS 6: World’s most advanced operating system?

As images surfaced regarding the preparations of the Worldwide Developers Conference 2012, it became apparent that Apple’s new OS will soon garner its newer device. What is not known is what features are likely to come aboard the iOS 6, or when do consumers avail its services.

Facebook will be integrated much tighter as Twitter was on the previous version of the OS, along with automatic updates and some aesthetic modifications. SIRI, the voice recognition application, will also be added to the iPad

More additions to the iOS will be added to Apple’s iCloud.

There is also some speculation that the current Google mapping technology used on all iOS devices will be replaced by Apple's own technology that includes a 3D mode.

Mountain Lion comes to town!

Apple’s new pc-based operating system, the Mountain Lion, which was released earlier this year, is ready to rumble. The Mac lineup is expected to be refreshed as new models and upgraded features are on their way to the MacPro, MacBook Pro, and iMac models.

Among other speculations, two new iMac models will set out for markets soon with a new processor and the new Retina Display, which has been used in the iPhone and iPad.

Introducing Intel Ivy Bridge processors

Apple computer products, which run on Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, are also up for an update as chip-maker giant Intel brings its Ivy Bridge processors that will give a cleaner experience. Unlike its previous processors for Apple the Ivy Bridge series isn’t power hungry.

There are rumors that MacBook Pro may come in a smaller package, but with better features such as Retina display and USB 3.0 ports. The new chips were introduced in May 2012, and are not only faster, but are also equipped with improved graphics.

iPhone 5 in the offing?

Whenever a new iOS is announced, it is coupled with a release of the next version of the iPhone.
Unfortunately, we won’t be expecting to see is the sixth generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5, at WWDC.

Since the iPhone 4S came out last fall, Apple-watchers expect the new iPhone, or the iPhone 5, to be announced in September, and its release in the market in October. A year after the iPhone 4S was launched.

Apple TV refreshment

Reports are flooding in that a newer version or a updated software of the Apple TV will be announced.

Apple does sell a TV called the “Apple TV” which connects to a TV and uses the iTunes for running.

There's much speculation that Apple plans to make a full-blown TV set, fully integrated with iTunes.

First Published: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 15:15

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