Apple fans from all around the world have their attention pointed at the news regarding the WWDC 2012 scheduled to start today. Without any doubt, this is the most important Apple event of the summer because Tim Cook will unveil iOS 6, which is the most anticipated mobile operating system of the year. Even if Apple decide to show off just a demo and not the full blown version of the operating system, we know this for sure because they are already setting up banners for the conference.
Apple seem to have managed keeping the unveil a secret as nobody had a clue about this, before banners popping up on campus. This fact offered to industry analysts the opportunity to speculate whether it will be a slight upgrade of the iOS 5.x version or if it’s going to be a standalone version, with lots of new features over its predecessor. An argument to iOS6 being an update is the rumor regarding Android Jelly Bean, which might be Android 4.1 and not a clear fifth generation of the operating system.
Now that the cat’s out of the bag, we have a first point to be showcased by Tim Cook at the famous Apple keynote, a conference which takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from the 11th to the 15th of June 2012.
Among the new features that users expect and speculate that the new iOS 6 will bring is the Siri and Facebook integration with the Apple iPad. Other sources claim that they have information about a first time implementation of a multitasking system by Apple for the mobile operating system. This brand new system is expected to somewhat resemble the ‘picture in picture’ mode found in TV systems a while ago.
With the new version of the mobile operating system, Apple is expected to ditch the Google Maps system thanks to their in-house developed iMaps. We’ll have to wait and see if it turns out to be a true rival or not for Google’s service that they’ve used until now.
As it was the case for the previous versions of the mobile operating system, shortly after Apple’s showcase the developer test version will probably be made available for download. This appears to be a logic move by Apple because the company is expected to release the iPhone 5 this fall, which should have at the time of the release a very optimized mobile OS.
No matter what new features will the iOS 6 demo unveil at the event, it is clear that Apple fans will welcome and enjoy them like they always do.