Apple WWDC – Whatz In It For You

Jobs or No Jobs, Apple has made it again!!! It has got all of us waiting with unabated breath as to what they are gonna announce at today’s World Wide Developer Conference, supposed to start at 10 PST at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. At the time I am writing this article, it is just another 20minutes left to the commence of this much awaited conference by one and all.

What Is WWDC –

As Per Apple’s definition of what is WWDC – “The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) gives developers an in-depth look at the latest in iOS and OS X. You can learn and be inspired by more than 100 sessions led by Apple engineers, get help from Apple experts through an extensive set of hands-on labs, and connect with fellow developers from around the world, giving you the opportunity to create your best apps ever.”

To attend the conference, you should be a member of the iOS Developer program or the iOS Developer Enterprise Program and once you purchase your tickets, you are in for a 4 day intense technology whirlwind of a sort which you wouldnt have experienced earlier. You will see some renowned tech gurus up on that dais, giving a presentation of their latest inventions and the upcoming technical revolution you can expect over the next few years. I am sure every tech geek will be blown off his feet just by listening to such speakers!!!

WWDC 2012 –

There have been many rumors and news of what we can expect Apple to announce over the next 4 days of it’s world wide conference. Some of them are really worth a wait, and I am sure all eyes and ears are tuned towards SFO for the next couple of days, trying to get a glimpse of what is happening and how the world is changing!!!

So, let us take a moment and list out what are the expected announcements this year and see how it may be relevant to our daily lives.

Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) –

Even though the developer preview version has been around since February, Apple is supposed to have drawn curtains on some of it’s features which might get unveiled today at the WWDC. Developers have had their field time on this OS for the past few months and are expecting more features to be added and released as a stable version soon. The most sought out feature being “an intelligent voice assistant program” similar to “SIRI“, but that might be a long shot to expect for now.

iOS 6 –

Apple has pretty much made it certain that iOS 6 will be one of its main announcements this year, with some hard-code deep integration with FaceBook, just like how Twitter has been integrated with the 5 version. Of course there is the talk of Google Maps being booted out of the new iOS, but one has to keep in mind that the Apple Maps app lags behind when compared to the Android Navigation App which has many more features required for a well built GPS system.

Apple TV –

Will Apple open up it’s TV for third-party Apps? Wait and see as the WWDC may unveil this later today. But again, are there apps around which you would actually want to see on your big screen TV? One has to think!!!!But word has it that there is all possibility of a new updated version of the Apple TV being announced.

Safari 6 –

Well, this was the latest to be added to the hot-gossips going around. Sourced from one of the Chinese forums, Apple is expected to release a newer version of it’s Safari browser.You can read more and also get almost minute-by-minute update of the conference here – WeiPhone

Highly Unlikely –

There were talks of Apple also announcing it’s much awaited Apple Television (not the TV, but a wide-screen actual Television), but WWDC being a developer-focused event, this is highly unlikely being released anytime soon.

Over To You –

What have you been waiting to hear from this year’s Developer’s Conference? Do you think all these will be addressed with a little more to make our Apple-filled life more competent to the advancing technology? What about the new version of iPhone, do you think there might be a word about that as well? Let us share what we learn the next few days here and get more updates from our friends all over the world. Thanks for reading.

 

3 thoughts on “Apple WWDC – Whatz In It For You

  • June 15, 2012 at 7:39 am
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    I am sure most of you would have listened to the keynote by Siri and the various offerings that Apple had during the conference.

    So, what do you think is the most waited and most useful of them all? I was particular impressed with all the new features in iOS6 (which i will be listing out in a new post shortly here on thegeekdaily).

    Do share your thoughts.

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  • June 14, 2012 at 11:55 pm
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    Hi Praveen, Looks like you were spot on with your predictions! Which announcement was the most exciting for you?

    I agree with you about Apple Maps app. Apple may have valid business reasons for wanting its own map app, but the Google Maps app is so good that people weren’t yearning for a change. Time will tell if this app will work well for Apple. It doesn’t have to be as good as Google Maps, it has to be much better!

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    • June 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm
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      Hi Carolyn – Glad to see you here and thanks for leaving your thoughts on this. I read your article on the WWDC and was very much impressed by your feedback on the various aspects of the event.

      Yes, it is obvious that people are accustomed with the Google Maps and will take a serious change to get used to the new one. Let us see how that goes.

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