Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is all set to launch on June 11. The Cupertino based company is expected to make a plethora of product introductions. The conference has been delayed because of the late arrival of Intel’s Ivy bridge line of processors. The production of these processors began late in April and Apple was waiting for their arrival before announcing their product plans. Apple seems to be preparing for a major change in its hardware line, as it turns to Intel for its processors.
To begin with, Apple has made plans to discuss iOS and OS X with its developers. OS X mountain Lion as it is better known, was released as a preview in February. Rumours suggest that this might even be a beta to the iOS 6 or a preview to the same. The iOS 6 will be released to developers on a later unspecified date. Apple has provided details of the features pertaining to new Mountain Lion features on their website. Apple has kept iOS 6 in the dark till date. The only news in relation with iOS 6 was Apple’s decision to discontinue the use of Google maps. Google has retaliated to this decision by deciding to include offline map access on its Maps app and also promising to improve 3D terrain on Google Earth. Apple is all set to launch its own map app, and plans on the inclusion of new APIs for its developers.
Next on the list is the Mac pro. Although the current focus is primarily restricted to the mobile industry, Apple has decided to upgrade its high end laptop and workstation range. Apple plans on improving both processing speed and graphics by making use of Intel Xeon E5 chips. Apple also plans on improving its famous Macbook Pro by giving it a taste of the all new Retina display. Apple will surely need to perk up the Macbook’s graphic card before including the new screen. Rumours point towards plans to include a USB 3 port on the new macbook pro. Finally on the list is Apple’s plans on iMAC. The design of the iMAC dates back to summer 2009. The iMac is also in need of a refresh especially after processor improvements since then. The primary feature of the two new iMAC models is of course the Retina display aside form an up to date processor.