2Lots and Lots Apple Stats on Business Successes
If Apple likes to do anything at its keynote addresses, it is show off all the latest statistics on its successes. However, historically it has spent an inordinate amount of time talking about all those successes. And this year, it’ll likely do the same even though many attendees and analysts want to hear more about Apple’s plans for the future.
3Introduction of iOS 7
4The Release of a New OS X
Since the event is for developers, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Apple will also be unveiling a new version of its desktop operating system at WWDC. Apple has made it a habit to launch relatively small (and cheap) upgrades to OS X each year, and for the most part, users are happy with them. Look for Apple to highlight just some of the improvements to OS X at the event.
5An iPhone Trade-In Program Run by Apple?
Here’s a rumor that might turn out to be true: Apple is reportedly working on an iPhone trade-in program that would make it possible for consumers to more easily go from one of its smartphones to another. Best of all, the company would start selling used iPhones at a reduced price. It could be a financial boon for both consumers and Apple.
6The Much-Rumored iPhone 5S
Apple’s iPhone 5S will likely make an appearance at this year’s WWDC. The device is expected to come with the same design as last year’s model, but feature some improved components that will make it faster and more powerful. Apple has historically launched iterative iPhone updates at WWDC, and this year should be no different.
7Lots of Developer Chatter About iOS Apps
One of the worst parts of WWDC is that Apple invites its developer buddies up on stage to show how they’re taking advantage of the latest features in iOS. It’s annoying, and it causes the show to go on for hours. Here’s a hint to Apple: Ditch the developer talk and stick to your products. That’s really all people care about, anyway.
8A Relatively Quiet Tim Cook
9A Special Focus on Jonathan Ive
While Tim Cook might take a backseat at the show, it’s quite possible that Jonathan Ive will do the exact opposite. After Scott Forstall, the former head of iOS, was pushed out, Jonathan Ive took over the business of developing iOS. That could mean that Ive will spend considerable time on stage discussing his enhancements to the mobile software. And according to reports, those enhancements are quite numerous.
10Android Comparisons at Every Turn
Android will also be a hot topic at Apple’s WWDC show. Although the company is hardly pleased that Android is so popular, the fact is, it has talked about the ways in which it believes iOS is better than Android. The only way to do that is to bring up Google’s operating system. Expect quite a few Android mentions.
11Silence on the iPad Front
Don’t expect Apple’s iPad to make a prominent showing at WWDC 2013. The company’s tablet is still relatively new. Apple didn’t win too many fans with its decision to release, not one, but two iPads in 2012. This time around, Apple won’t make that same mistake. At WWDC, the iPad will be a no-show.