June 11, 2012 |
Apple's 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is today at 10 a.m., and you can follow us here or on Twitter for up-to-the-second updates. We'll be on location live tweeting from WWDC throughout the day, but you can also check out our blog for more detailed posts on any news Apple makes. Though speculation is high and rumors abundant, about the only things that have been confirmed to a degree have been iOS6 and the Mountain Lion OS X. Banners are visible inside Moscone West, where the event is being held, highlighting the two operating systems, which is good indicator that Apple may preview iOS 6 and set a launch date for Mountain Lion.
July 21, 2012 |
Apple is expected to launch Mountain Lion, the latest version of its Mac OS X, on Wednesday, according to a report. The Cupertino, Calif., company said at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June that Mountain Lion would launch in July, but it did not give a firm date. Now the website 9to5 Mac is saying that employees at a number of Apple Stores around the world have been scheduled for overnight hours next Tuesday, which indicates that Mountain Lion will launch the next day. Apple is also scheduled to release its third-quarter earnings Tuesday, and 9to5 Mac expects the company to announce then that it will release Mountain Lion the next day. The news site says this is likely because Apple did the same thing last year with Lion: It released its earnings July 19, announcing the operating system's launch date, and rolled out Lion on July 20. 9to5 Mac admits that some of the stores it contacted hadn't heard of a Tuesday overnight meeting and that the earnings report's timing may just be a coincidence.
May 30, 2012 |
A new report says Apple will demonstrate a new TV operating system next month at its Worldwide Developers Conference. The TV OS will be new and include more features than the software running on the current Apple TV, according to the report by BGR published Wednesday. Though the report says the new OS is definitely what will be used for the long-rumored Apple HDTV, BGR says its "trusted source" does not believe Apple will introduce the actual TV at the event. However, it also did not rule out the possibility.
June 19, 2012 |
As ears are pressed to the ground and eyes to the screen for any hint of the next iPhone, Apple recently re-upped its exclusive deal with Liquidmetal Technologies for an additional two years, according to an 8K form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You'll remember, a couple of months ago, there was a flurry of speculation that iPhone 5 -- or whatever it's to be called -- would have its breakable glass back replaced with rugged Liquidmetal. When the iPhone 4 was released, there was a spate of images of shattered iPhones making the rounds.
June 18, 2012 |
Apple launched and announced a lot of new stuff last week at its Worldwide Developers Conference, but afterward it quietly made a few other changes too, including releasing a new case for the iPad. The iPad Smart Case went on sale on Apple's website after WWDC's keynote ended, which is around the same time other changes went into effect as well, including a minorly improved new line of Mac Pros . The new iPad Smart Case is like the Smart Cover released last year with the iPad 2 but fully encloses the iPad around its back as well.
June 8, 2012 |
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco is just around the corner, with the keynote session Monday morning, and we could be in for quite a few announcements. WWDC's keynote is typically used by Apple to launch new products, so if you want to keep updated on any announcements Apple might make, check back with us Monday. We'll be blogging the latest news, and you can follow me on Twitter for a live tweet of the event. So what should you expect? With a company as secretive as Apple you can never know for sure, but here's a roundup of what rumor blogs are predicting.