Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to preview the new iPhone software: the iOS 6, dubbed as the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and the new Apple MacBook Pro and Air laptops, when he kicks off the company’s annual conference for software developers on Monday.
It’s been a tradition that Apple makes their major announcement in the annual Worldwide Developers Conference and this year, it’s all about the iOS 6, the latest software for the brand’s best-selling iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Cook is expected tor reveal at the conference the new features the iOS 6 has to offer, why it’s called the world’s most advanced mobile software, and when will it become available to consumers.
It’s been a tradition that Apple makes their major announcement in the annual Worldwide Developers Conference and this year, Cook is expected tor reveal the new features the iOS 6 has to offer, why it’s called the world’s most advanced mobile software, and when will it become available to consumers.
It can be recalled that in 2010, Apple demonstrated the new iPhone 4 at the WWDC, but this year, the spotlight is on the iOS 6 software.
Last year, when the iOS 5 was introduced, “Siri” became an instant sensation. Believed to be another edge the Apple has from other smart phones, the virtual assistant that interprets voice commands and talks back to the user was a huge hit.
In the iOS 6, Apple is adding new features that many watchers find exciting. If Twitter integration was a highlight of iOS 5, many believes the iOS 6 will have an emphasis on Facebook and could make it easier to post Facebook status updates from within Apple’s apps.
But Cook isn’t only talking iProducts. He is also expected to focus on Apple’s laptops and desktops and “Mountain Lion,” Apple’s next version of its Mac operating system which is expected to go on sale this summer. Along with a preview of the new software, Apple is heavily rumored to release new MacBook Pros and Airs with brand new high-resolution Retina Displays. ABC News previously reported that the MacBook Pros will have Nvidia graphics and Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors.
The “Mountain Lion’s” main competition will be Microsoft’s Windows 8.
Cook is also expected to announce new Mac models. Intel Corp. has just updated its processor line with faster, less power-hungry chips, and most of Apple’s Mac lines haven’t had a major update in a year.
Another speculation about the apple announcement is that the company could launch a full-blown TV set integrated with iTunes. Late company founder Steve Jobs hinted biographer Walter Isaacson that he wanted to remake the TV. Apple does sell an ‘‘Apple TV,’’ but it’s small box that connects to a TV to display movies from iTunes. There’s much speculation that Apple plans to make a full-blown TV set, integrated with iTunes.
Few company watchers expect Apple to reveal such a set at WWDC, but there’s broad speculation that it could make a minor step toward Jobs’ goal by releasing updated software for the Apple TV, expanding on its relatively limited functions.