Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, you know that Apple is a pretty big name in technology. In fact, Apple’s annual WWDC (World Wide Developer’s Conference) is just around the corner. So, what are we to expect?
Apple’s WWDC is always Mac-related. We can expect the unveiling of new Mac hardware, most likely a new Apple Mac Mini (500+ days since the last update) and a new Apple iMac (200+ days since last update). The Apple Mac Mini is in need of an update, especially since competition has been fierce in the Windows market. The Apple iMac will most likely be receiving an update too, hopefully boosting specs and cutting prices to compete with Windows all-in-ones.
The Apple MacBook Air ultra-thin portable line, refreshed just 20 days ago, will most likely not see an update at WWDC. Since Broadwell processors are not due till next year, the Apple MacBook Air has nowhere to go, especially after its most recent Haswell upgrade.
However, Apple may unveil the much-anticipated Apple Retina MacBook Air, boasting the portability and battery life of the traditional Apple MacBook Air, while still providing a stunning display. The current display of the Apple MacBook Air is falling behind its competitors in the Windows market.
The Apple Retina MacBook Pro has not seen any updates for over 200 days, meaning that it could possibly see some upgrades. The non-Retina version of the Apple MacBook Pro has not been discontinued, but it will be soon. It will most likely not see any updates at WWDC.
OS X 10.10, the successor to Mavericks, is also expected to be released. Apple has been pretty secretive about its new operating system, but we do know that it looks a lot more like iOS 7 for the iPhone. Also, expect several under-the-hood improvements.
While the Apple iPhone will not make its debut until September or October, iOS 8 is expected to be unveiled at WWDC. iOS 8 is the successor to iOS 7, which is Apple’s most recent mobile operating system. Like Mac OS X, there is very little information about the details. We do know that Apple will release Healthbook, a new health/fitness app, and make several improvements to Siri, performance and battery enhancements, and other under-the-hood adjustments.
WWDC is being held June 2–6 in San Francisco, and as Apple says:
“Over the past six years, a massive cultural shift has occurred. It’s changed how we interact with one another. Learn new things. Entertain ourselves. Do our work. And live our daily lives. All because of developers and the apps they create. For five days, one thousand Apple engineers and five thousand developers with gather together. And life will be different as a result. Write the code. Change the world.”
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