Last Minute Thoughts On WWDC 2013
Apple’s WWDC is Monday; final predictions/hopes/thoughts:
- Definitely MacBook updates: Thinner, lighter, faster (Haswell), perhaps a Retina Display MacBook Air.
- iRadio: The last hold-out (Sony) has reportedly signed on to Apple’s as-yet-unannounced “iRadio“, setting the stage for a WWDC debut this monday. Whatever the service entails, I’ll invariably use it. I still use iTunes religiously, couldn’t transition over to Spotify as it seemed to want to take over iTunes, never really got into Pandora for that matter. Hopefully it’ll be free to iTunes Match subscribers.
- iOS and OS X updates. Hope for more synergy between the two, and really intrigued by the Jony Ive redesign.
- iPad or iPhone. Although I wish otherwise, lack of rumors and part photographs indicates these products have shifted to a fall schedule.
- I don’t think we’ll see a new Mac Pro or Thunderbolt display what with the timing of Thunderbolt 2.0, but Haswell and a developer’s conference could pull things the other way.
- iMprovements to iCloud and iWork (we’re still using 09?).
- Have seen some speculation that this year’s WWDC banner suggests apps for the Apple TV. I’d absolutely love this, and it would certainly revive all the speculation on a future Apple TV Proper – have long said apps would come first. And now seems like an interesting time for Apple TV to partly become a gaming console.
Haven’t seen much to change my earlier stance. Essentially, I truly hope Apple announces some exciting, inspiring stuff, as my personal interest has faded over the past year. The Ive redesign of iOS might do it, but I’d really be blown away by a new Mac Pro or Apple TV apps. And it’s telling that I don’t feel either will arrive come Monday. This keynote really needs a “one more thing…“