Popular international tech shows like Consumer Electronics Show and Mobile World Congress, which took place earlier this year are over. But now its time for Apple's own annual event -- the Worldwide Developers Conference, popularly known by the abbreviation WWDC -- that's set to kick off in few hours from now.
The Cupertino-based officially announced last month that WWDC will take place from from June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco's Moscone West.
At this year's five-days long conference, developers from around the world will be given a chance to learn about the future of iOS and OS X. Apple will be giving them the latest tools and technologies to continue creating the most innovative apps for millions of iOS and Mac customers worldwide.
According to the reports online, WWDC 2014 will feature more than 100 technical sessions, with over 1,000 Apple engineers in presence, apart from the audience. Also Apple Design Awards will be held at the very event, which will showcase the best apps from the yesteryear. But the question is what to expect at the mighty event.
Leaks and rumors related to the next iOS have made a lot of headlines in the recent past, and more out of it is expected at the upcoming WWDC. Will the new iOS head over with a new version of iTunes? Will it offer more on the health aspect of things? We have to wait and see.
Apple is also expected to unveil its next version of the Mac operating system at this year's WWDC. And if going by the rumors related to it, the next version of the OS X xould be inspired by the iOS 7 redesign.
There's a possibility that Apple might give some hints on the launch of the upcoming next generation iPhone 6.
Although rumors have stated that Apple is indeed looking ahead to releasing a new MacBook Air with Retina, nothing official has been received related to it. However, going by as much we know about the device, the latest speculation related to it says that the new model with the higher-resolution screen will arrive in 12-in and 13-inch displays.
The iWatch is Apple's answer to a host of smart health bands that companies such as Samsung and Sony are currently releasing. Apple's iWatch is said to sync with iOS 8. The OS is rumored to come with a 'Healthbook' app that'll work with the iWatch to monitor the user's health.
Apple will definitely look to rival companies such as Google, Amazon and Western Digital by releasing a competing product in the form of Apple TV. Also there are chances that Apple will use WWDC 2014 to show it off.