Guess what, I/O is just over, and WWDC is rumbling. The hype is turned up yet again, and Moscorn Centre is getting refreshed one more time for another big event in a span of just two weeks. (Moscorn Centre is where we see almost all major tech presentations and dev conferences. I/O and WWDC both happen here, on the same stage).
1. Proactive: If you liked Now on Tap, then you shouldn’t be surprised looking at Proactive. 9to5mac says Proactive will be Siri’s add on for smart suggestions and context based answering. We cannot say much yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it this WWDC. (By the way, “Proactive” is just a guess name.)
2. Apple Music: A hybrid of iTunes and Beats Music! Beats Music hasn’t been able to catch up with alternatives like Spotify, so Apple might be planning a Spotify rival by using the huge iTunes music library. According to rumours, Apple is said to bring this music streaming service at the same cost as Spotify, so expect it to be $10 a month.
4. Apple Watch OS: The lack of iOS and OS X will probably be compensated by Watch OS. The Watch OS not only needs to get better, but also needs to bring in new apps by a larger variety of developers. Also, we can expect Apple to announce native Apple Watch apps so that apps load faster and are independent of the phone.
6. Apple TV: Now this one is controversial. All rumours pointed towards a WWDC with its prime focus at Apple TV until a New York Times report stated that the new Apple TV is just not yet ready to be shown off. The new Apple TV will be a huge upgrade from the previous one; it’ll probably run an all new TV OS, have an AppStore, be the central control centre for HomeKit and have a touchscreen remote. In fact, there are also rumours about Apple’s own cable service for the TV. For now, all these rumours have been discarded and we can only hope that Apple takes forward the TV sooner than later.
Technonerds Live update: Apple doesn’t give right to stream WWDC anywhere expect its website/Apple TV. But I’ll have a twitter stream running so that you’ll be updated! Click on the live tab for more information.