Jun 10, 2012 11:56 AM EDT
Apple's annual WWDC conference begins on Monday June 11, 2012, and there are rampant rumors and speculation about some of the expected announcements.
The WWDC is a much anticipated event where Apple normally reveals it new products or modifications to their current line-up. Developers are invited to the previews to begin considering the creation of new applications, as much of Apple's APIs are readily available to the open source community. The conference will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Some of the rumors may have already been confirmed by Apple spokespeople. In earlier conversations, the company, which is usually tight-lipped and secretive about any announcements, has let it be known that iOS 6 will be released. iOS is the operating system that runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
There is also some speculation that the current Google mapping technology used on all iOS devices will be replaced by Apple's own technology that includes a 3D mode.
More of the additions to iOS may actually added to the cloud platform, known as the iCloud, which can now include a full photo-sharing service, as well as the Notes and Reminders applications.
Some minor changes expected, include integration of Facebook, along with automatic update of apps and some aesthetic modifications to the OS. One may also see Siri, the voice recognition application, coming out of beta version and being added to the iPad.
The new operating system known as the Mountain Lion, which debuted earlier this year, is also expected to be released.
New models and upgraded features are expected in the MacPro, MacBook Pro, and iMac models.
Two new iMac models may feature a new processor, along with the addition of Retina Display, which has been used on the iPhone and iPad.
There are rumors that MacBook Pro may come in a smaller package, but with better features such as Retina display, USB 3.0 ports and the new Intel Ivy Bridge processors. The new chips were introduced in May 2012, and are not only faster, but are also equipped with improved graphics.
There are also some reports that the new Apple TV with improved software will be released.
However, one thing we don't expect to see is the sixth generation iPhone, dubbed iPhone 5. Despite speculation concerning announcements of a new iPhone, we expect the tech giant to unveil the much-anticipated around September and release it in the market in October.
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