Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2012 is beginning shortly. Meanwhile OS X Mountain Lion, iPhone 5 release date rumors are doing the rounds
Apple’s next Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 is set to begin from June 11 to June 15, 2012 at Mascone West, San Francisco, California. The tech world is keenly waiting for a set of new products and upgrades from the Cupertino-based technology giant. Indeed, rumors, which are often meaningless in case of Apple, predict products such as iPhone 5, iOS 6 and Mountain Lion for the event. Let us wait for a few more weeks to precisely know what is in store following Tim Cook’s keynote address with new products at the Mascone West. This time round, we will deeply miss the charismatic former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, at the event.
Rumor mills are working overtime in predicting iPhone 5’s release date. Many think that it will come at WWDC 2012, but some think Apple will only uncover it in October similar to iPhone 4S last year. Anyway, here we include the iPhone 5 as one of major possibilities for the upcoming Apple developers conference. Observing the current mobile market and status of iPhone 4S, we can simply expect that Apple will launch its next iPhone version as early as possible.
The new iPhone is expected to be a totally different iPhone. Whatever Apple is going to do, we believe that it is high time the company should redesign the phone. From the golden era of iPhone 4 in 2010 and early 2011, the global mobile market has changed a lot. Today, we have more large-screen handsets with high power quad core processors, advanced connectivity options like NFC and much more. If whisperings are true Apple may launch the new iPhone with a large edge-to-edge screen, quad core processor, USB, NFC and many others.
There is a real possibility for the new iOS 6 at WWDC 2012 rather than the iPhone 5. The new version of iOS will be coming out with a plethora enhancements and capabilities. The current iOS 5 is already rich with many features like iCloud and a great interface. However, Apple fans look for a more furnished iOS version with the new iOS 6. Features like support for external memory, programmable call handling, configurable audio alerts, increased Siri performance, alternate keyboard support and web browser choice are some of much-anticipated iOS 6 features.
The new A6 processor is expected to come with the new iPhone 5. Hence, if Apple uncovers the new iPhone at the WWDC 2012 it will also be the official launch of A6 chipset. Apple debuted the A5 chipset on iPad 2 and later for iPad 3 the company introduced an interim version called the A5X. Now it looks like Apple will come with a more powerful A6 chipset for iPhone 6. Most possibly, the new chipset will be compatible with the quad core processors.
Siri is a much -appreciated intelligent personal assistant app on Apple’s iPhone 4S. This voice recognition app only works with iPhone 4S as of now. But Apple fans are looking for the service on all iOS devices including iPad and iPod Touch. Maybe, Apple will spread the Siri’s service on all iOS-based gadgets. Anyway, it is certain that Apple will improve Siri with more features, capabilities and languages.
OS X Mountain Lion
The OS X Mountain Lion is actually the ninth version of Apple’s OS for Macs. The successor to OS X Lion was previewed in February 2012 and it may get the official release at the WWDC 2012. The Mountain Lion will be noted for many features inspired by iOS. “You’re about to use your Mac in all-new ways with OS X Mountain Lion. It’s designed with innovations from iPad and it works even better with iCloud. And that makes everything you do on the Mac smarter, easier, and even more fun,” says Apple.