Starts today, 10, the Worldwide Developers Conference, when Apple usually shows great news to the market. The expectation around the WWDC is always great, and this year is not different, but here we separate only what is most likely to appear.
The most awaited, of course, is the streaming service that has been called – including here in Digital Look – from iRadio. Although it is an event for developers, WWDC has already served as a backdrop for the launch of a musical product: iTunes Match emerged at the 2011 event.
The latest information that the company closed a deal with Warner, but it is also speculated that Universal accepted Apple’s offer, while Sony would be undecided.
“IRadio” is said to have a free plan with access to millions of songs in exchange for advertising. The terms offered by the apple company would be better than those of Pandora, the main competitor.
Another very strong rumor is that of the launch of iOS 7, which has been designed by none other than Jony Ive, Apple’s most famous designer. the mobile operating system is almost certain to be updated now, as there are already product banners at the WWDC site, as noted by macstories.
There is a lot of expectation around iOS 7, whose layout should change radically. Native apps like calendar, notes and even Game Center will be changed, in addition to the lock screen. Notifications on the initial display will have more possibilities for interactions and gesture controls. The Notification Center, on the other hand, gains updates from new apps and must present a panel of basic functions, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
There is also talk of panoramic photos on the background screen that appear on every page of apps turned, and a completely renewed appearance of the weather forecast application. And the photo app integrates with Flickr, allowing images to be played for the Yahoo! instantly.
The operating system of Macs is another that is likely to be updated – after all, there is also an OS X 10.9 banner at the event site. What to expect from him? The main one is the integration of the so criticized Maps and the personal assistant Siri, but improvements can also be made regarding the use of the full screen in several screens and the multitasking features, which would help to save battery.
There is still talk of new versions of iPhone, iPad etc., but Apple is unlikely to run over its calendar to present new hardware in the middle of the year. The exceptions are MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. A version of the Air with Retina display and one of the thinner Pro are expected.
An interesting rumor raised by CNET the presentation of the Mac Pro, which Apple said would be released sometime this year.