“Write the code. Change the world”. That’s the message Apple is sending with this year’s WWDC, their annual get-together to refocus the various efforts surrounding their platforms. They’ve begun preparing Moscone West for the event, showing off their theme for this year along with some pixellated banners.
If all signals are correct, the last Mac domino may be tumbling at WWDC. At their Developer conference, Apple is believed to make news with a refreshed iMac lineup. That news is fortified by slowed shipping times and spotty availability for the current iMacs.
Apple will turn the iPhone into a smart home hub at WWDC 2014 in early June, insiders claim, revealing a "big play" to make iOS the heart of home automation. One of the technologies announced at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference, which kicks off on June 2nd, will aim to make setting up and using a smart home system more straightforward, it's said, potentially using a new Apple TV as the core.
Excited for Apple’s WWDC? Many are, and anticipating a few category-breakers from Cupertino. The highly rumored (but never seen) iWatch is expected to come out then, as is a refreshed Apple TV. The iPhone 6 may also make an appearance, but according to sources, there will be no new Apple TV or wearable.
When Apple makes a hire, it generally means they’re up to something big. Hiring an indoor navigation specialist like former Wifarer CEO Philip Stanger for their crew, Apple would appear to be preparing for a big change in the way they go about handling their Maps.
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, which is slated for the first week of June in San Francisco, had a new ticket application process that was revealed earlier this month. Those who didn't manage to get a ticket could get another chance, it has been revealed, with unclaimed tickets being up for grabs again.
Apple has confirmed dates for its Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC 2014, which will take place June 2th through June 6th in San Francisco, along with news of a new ticket application process aiming to cut out some of the mad rush for access. Registration for WWDC is already open, but for 2014 it's no longer a first-come, first-served process.
Apple's WWDC 2013 developer session videos have turned up on YouTube, giving an insider insight into what's due in iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks later this year. The footage - nearly 100 videos including covering the changes in AirPrint, how best to make use of iAd, and how OS X push notifications will work - offers non-developers a glimpse of the goodies that registered iOS/OS X developers have had access to for some time.
WWDC didn't give us a new iPhone, or a Retina iPad mini, but it gave us something far more important: a glimpse of the future of iOS. Opinions on iOS 7 are wildly divided, some iPhone users already converts to the lighter, flatter interface; others shocked by the changes; Android and Windows Phone fans quick to pick apart the elements they see as "borrowed" from their platform of choice. It's still early days - not to mention Apple still has a few months to refine things before the full release - but already I'm confident that iOS 7 will bring me back over from Android, not to mention open the door to some hardware surprises later in the year.
This year's WWDC keynote revealed both the next generation in Apple's mobile operating system and their change of name re-track of their desktop-based OS X. With iOS 7, Jony Ive's look and feel are rather apparent with a top-to-bottom adjustment to the operating system along with some pointed connections to the desktop side of things. Apple's update to OS X, on the other hand, sees a slightly less drastic adjustment happening: and no, that's not OS X Sea Lion, it's more of a wave sort of situation.