New MacBooks, Improved iCloud, iOS Apps Would be Cheered

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-05-29 Print this article Print

5. New MacBooks?

Apple€™s MacBook line is now well on its way to becoming some of the top computers in the marketplace. However, the company hasn€™t released any new MacBooks this year so far. Is there a possibility that Apple will show off new models at WWDC? After all, it seems like the perfect place, considering Mountain Lion will be on display.

6. An eye on the Apple TV

According to rumors, Apple is planning to launch a television at some point in the next several months. The issue, though, is that Apple has never confirmed it€™s actually developing or launching a television, let alone said when it might come out. Although it€™s unlikely that Apple will actually show off a television at WWDC, there is a chance it might hint at its future plans with the device. Keep a close eye on that.

7. New and improved iOS apps

One of the nice things about WWDC since it is a developers conference is that Apple has the chance to show off new applications and other software features not found elsewhere. At this year€™s conference, expect the iPhone maker to impress developers and fans alike with some new and improved iOS apps.

8. iCloud improvements

Apple€™s iCloud platform is just plain nice. The offering allows users to synchronize content across multiple devices. As Apple itself acknowledged, iCloud was very much a work in progress when it first arrived last year. Here€™s hoping Apple will talk about some improvements to that work in progress at WWDC.

9. Some iTunes love

Over the last several years, Apple, for the most part, hasn€™t made major improvement to iTunes. Instead, the company has been content to leave it alone and continue to generate serious cash from it. In the future, however, it would be nice to see Apple give the platform a much-needed refresh and show why it€™s still the central hub of its entertainment offerings. WWDC seems like the perfect place for Apple to do just that.

10. Apple€™s gloating

Finally, we can all but expect Apple to use its platform at WWDC to gloat about its successes over the last several months since it last spoke before the media, customers and partners. Apple CEO Tim Cook will undoubtedly talk about his company€™s strong sales, app downloads and a host of other figures designed to make the Cupertino-based company look great and all others look bad.

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Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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