Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 (WWDC 2014) has a lot of expectations built upon it. The expectations, of course, have been generated via a host of rumors, leaks and speculations linked to the kind of technologies Apple might introduce at the event.
Apple's WWDC 2014 is currently set to kick off with a keynote on June 2. And during this time, the company is likely to unveil iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, apart from other new products such as a Retina MacBook Air, a new iPhone 6 and even the massively rumored iWatch.
"At this year's five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X, giving them the latest tools and technologies to continue creating the most innovative apps for the millions of iOS and Mac customers worldwide," wrote Apple in a press release it sent out in early April.
As expected, there will be more than 100 technical sessions during the event, apart from more than 1,000 Apple engineers present on the scene to offer hands-on guidance for developers. Also, the Apple Design Awards will look to award the best apps launched for iOS and OS X over the past year.
But while all that sounds pretty awesome for starters, what are things that you actually need to keep in mind before you start following the event to its fullest? Here we take a look at the top 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.