WWDC is finally here, and while Apple are notoriously good for keeping their projects under wraps, a few things have snuck through the net this time round. We’ve collated 5 things we almost certainly expect to see at this year’s event.
1. We’ll see a new Apple TV
It’s only been a short amount of time since Apple announced their plans for the Apple TV, but online forums are awash with people thinking that a big announcement for Apple’s TV service is on its way at WWDC. Could we see a Chromecast-styled iOS stick announced perhaps?
2. Unveiling of iOS 9
One of the things you can always guarantee with Apple’s yearly event is the unveiling of their future iOS plans. There’s a lot of speculation around at the moment that iOS 9 will be more of a smaller, incremental update that’s going to plug some of the issues raised with iOS 8, but it’ll certainly be interesting to see if Apple decide to venture in a different direction when it comes to the design of the OS update.
3. Apple Music has been confirmed
Thanks to confirmation from Sony Music CEO, Doug Morris, Apple Music is set to launch. It’s expected that the announcement will enable listeners to enjoy the new streaming service for free for 3 months, while overall sound quality will be on par with the likes of Spotify and Google Play Music. Pricing will also be similar to many of its competitors, with their standard tier costing $10 (£9.99).
4. More Apple Watch apps
We won’t be seeing the next Apple Watch at WWDC, but we could see announcements of the next wave of incoming apps. Similarly, we may also see details about the next big update for Apple’s superb smartwatch.
5. OS X Santa Cruz?
Just what will the next OS X update be called? As far as their California theme is going, there’s still a whole lot to choose from. OS X Santa Cruz is where we’d put our money down, but we’re not too keen on the idea of OS X Death Valley.