Expected Announcements at WWDC

Posted by Kirhat | Tuesday, June 09, 2015 | | 0 comments »

WWDC Announcements
Apple holds a big press event every year at its conference for developers and tells the world about its future plans for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and now Apple Watch.

Apple doesn't usually talk about its plans or future products until it's ready to unveil them to the world. But there are already reports flying around hours before the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) begins in San Francisco that made Apple fans excited.

"Third-party apps will get much better," Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of operations, said at a press conference last month.

This is one of many announcements Apple is expected to make on Monday that will tell us about the company's direction for the year. Here's a rundown of what else we might see:

Apple purchased Beats Electronics for US$ 3 billion last year, but the company has yet to give a clear indication of what it plans to do with the acquisition. It is widely expected that Apple will release a new music streaming service that would compete with Pandora or Spotify at WWDC. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that it will cost US$ 10 per month and unlike competing services, channels will be curated and hosted by human DJs. The New York Post reported Apple is pursuing rapper Drake as an iTunes Radio Guest DJ in deal that could be worth US$ 19 million.

New Operating System Preview
A new operating system for the iPhone, likely called iOS 9, is also expected to make its debut. The company is said to be making improvements to Apple Maps, including the addition of transit directions, a popular feature on Google Maps for people living in urban areas. It has also been speculated that Apple has built a personalized recommendation service, similar to Google Now, with news alerts and suggestions for nearby activities. The new operating system is expected to be faster and will look similar to the current iOS 8.

First unveiled at WWDC last year, Apple is rumored to make updates to its version of the "Internet of Things," as the world moves towards connected homes. HomeKit allows developers to create services that automate home technology, including remote-controlled light switches, door locking, and garage opening. Apple is reportedly planning to announce a new app called Home, which will make it easier to control everything through Apple devices.

The event invitation, which normally contains clues about the event, appears to show the outline of its digital media player, but the New York Times is reporting that Apple is not ready to upgrade its Apple TV device. There is speculation that the company had to postpone the announcement due to unfinished licensing deals.


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