WWDC (June Christmas) is today, and figured I’d chime in with predictions. I hope I’m wrong with some, and probably well against the norm with others, but here we go…
What we will see:
iOS 8 - Obvious choice… iTunes radio as a separate app, shazam support, improved maps with transit directions, preview, textedit, and a siri API so you can use voice commands (ground work for a watch/Apple TV platform).
OS X 10.10 (/11?) - Flatter design and a bunch of UI updates are likely to steal the show. Would love an improved Airdrop that works between iDevices and Macs?
New hardware - I expect updated iMacs and a retina MacBook Air today.
What we WON’T see:
Healthbook - This is against what most people are talking about, but I feel like it doesn’t make much sense to announce this without an easy way to actually capture this data… say in the form of a wearable or new phone? With Passbook, they were solving for problems people already had with tickets and the like… with Healthbook many of those categories are not thing people keep track of already let alone with their smartphone.
iHome - At best we will see their plans for a “apple approved” type program and what that means, but we won’t see a platform to develop for or any hardware.
iWatch or Apple TV - No hardware today… but there is a long shot they could announce the ability to develop apps for Apple TV ahead of new hardware in the fall?
Here’s hoping I’m wrong on a few.