The world (and our iOS Mobile App Developers) are patiently waiting for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), scheduled to kickoff June 2 – June 6 in San Francisco. The question on every Apple enthusiast’s mind is will they unveil a new version of their iOS mobile operating system in anticipation of a new iPhone release in the fall?
Last year, iOS 7’s launch was easily the highlight of the year. With such drastic changes to simplify the UI to a more flat design, it’s no wonder everyone is already speculating at the possibilities for iOS 8. Let’s take a look at some of the announcements that Apple may reveal next month.
Because iOS 7 introduced such a massive redesign last year, iOS 8 is anticipated to have a similar look and feel with some minor updates. We’re betting that Apple leverages the Worldwide Developers Conference to unveil this platform along with its new features.
The Coveted iWatch
This gadget has been wildly speculated to release for sometime now, and it looks like Apple isn’t hinting to its release just yet. Apple hasn’t exactly had any major technology breakthroughs as of late, so this could be a massive market shake up, particularly for the speculated health industry it’s allegedly geared towards. We’re not even entirely certain if it even exists at this point, but if they do plan to announce it next month, we may not see an actual release until later this year.
The iPhone: Bigger And Better
Rumor has it Apple will be releasing the new iPhone 6 in September of this year, with a display screen expected to range between 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. While a larger display certainly isn’t a game changer at this point, it will certainly help Apple compete with Windows and Android phones which have adopted the larger mobile devices. We’re expecting the iPhone 6 to come bundled with iOS 8.
There’s a lot of buzz going around with reports claiming that Time Warner and Apple are in negotiations for exclusive streaming options. Whether or not we’ll actually hear any Apple TV updates at this year’s conference appears to be unlikely, but nonetheless, it’s something to keep an eye on.
Despite all the speculation and hype that’s built up, the likelihood of this year’s conference delivering any exciting newsworthy announcements is slim. iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 are the obvious releases, but we’re hoping that Apple will surprise us.
What are some of the new announcements that you hope Apple will make at WWDC? Are you tuning in to any of the technical sessions? Comment below and let us know what you think!