APPLE’S WWDC event takes place next week and here’s everything you need know.
It’s another big week ahead for Apple fans as the tech firm’s yearly developers conference is about to take place. Opening its doors on Monday June 8th, Apple’s WWDC event always reveals major news. And rumours are rife that this year will be no different. We’re expecting Apple to reveal a host of new products and services and here’s our guide on what to expect next Monday.
Apple usually update their mobile operating system every year and we’re expecting the tech firm to officially unveil iOS 9 next week. There’s plenty of speculation about this new operating system, with reports suggesting it will be faster and more secure than previous versions.
Some industry experts also say iOS 9 will bring an improved experience to users who have older devices, such as the iPhone 4S, 5 and 5S. One big change could be the inclusion of a new personal assistant codenamed Proactive.
This digital organiser could keep an eye on your life and change the phone’s settings to fit in with your daily routine.
Google and Microsoft already have this service on their devices and it will be interesting to see if Apple can advance the technology.
Other updates could include better Maps software, with real-time public transport, and the option to see if your friends are online and ready to chat in messages.
iOS 9 could also look very different as it may use the same font you’ll currently find on the Apple Watch.
You might remember that Apple splashed out on Music firm Beats last year. The headphone company already has its Beats Music streaming service and Apple could be keen to enter this lucrative market.
Many rumours suggest that Apple will make a big Beats announcement and it could even feature heavily on your next iPhone. A new report suggests that Apple is currently in talks with Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta.
And it’s thought these big names could come on board as guest DJs for the new service. Apple has just hired well-known BBC Radio 1 DJ personality Zane Lowe for a similar role and these artists could be vital in enticing fans away from other streaming services such as Spotify.
Google and Amazon have both launched new TV players recently and Apple won’t want to be left behind. It’s been a while since the company updated their popular TV device and we’re expecting some big news next week.
Rumours suggest that the new Apple TVwill be voice and gesture controlled making it easier to find content. There’s also reports that Apple may launch its own selection of channels in a bid to take on Netflix and Amazon. And the Apple TV could be ultra HD 4K ready.
There’s been a huge amount of speculation that Apple is planning a large screen iPad called the Pro. It’s thought that Apple want to produce a device similar to Microsoft’s Surface Pro, which has the ability to run as both tablet and laptop.
None of the rumours have been backed up and Apple are, of course, not revealing anything. So will we see a monster 12-inch tablet launched next Monday…we’ll have to wait and see.