Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2015
15 April, 2015 | Technology
In wake of the release of the Apple Watch, Apple has now sent out the official invites to their yearly Worldwide Developers Conference which will take place on the 8th June.
At WWDC 2015, we expect to see our first look at Apple’s iOS 9 as well as some cool new apps and features for the Apple Watch. Despite the fact that many pre-orders of the Apple Watch still won’t have received their order by this time as many found themselves with the earliest availability date for delivery was as late as July depending on the model ordered.
However, we are still excited to see what Apple has up their sleeves for their next major software update and Apple have said,
"We've got incredible new technologies for iOS and OS X to share with developers at WWDC and around the world, and can't wait to see the next generation of apps they create"
So with the next annual developer’s conference less than two months away, we have rounded up everything we can expect from WWDC 2015, despite the secrecy surrounding the event:
Apple usually unveils the next generation iOS at WWDC, which pretty much guarantees we will see the iOS 9 at this event.
Unfortunately, if rumours are to be believed, iOS 9 won’t be anything to get too excited about. Supposedly this update isn’t about new features but instead about improving the performance and stability of the software.
However, rumours have suggested that iOS 9 may debut a new Maps app which will improve on the current app and indoor mapping abilities.
It has also been suggested that the size of this software update will be reduced considerably, which will be a relief for those of you with 16GB iPhones.
Apple iOS updates are usually universal but it looks like it won’t be supported on the iPhone 5C or the fifth generation iPod Touch, meaning it will only support devices with 64bit A7, A8 and A9 processors only.
Beats music streaming service
This rumour has been going around for a while but it looks like it may be released this year. Apple is expected to unveil a Beats music streaming service at WWDC, following the revamped Music app in the iOS 8.4 update. The Beats music streaming service is expected to rival Spotify, Tidal and others.
Although WWDC is usually focused largely on software, Apple has in the past surprised us with the release of new hardware at the event, such as the Mac Pro.
However, our guess is that this isn’t likely to happen considering the unveiling of the first 12inch MacBook in March.
As always with Apple, everything is uncertain until they have officially announced it. However we will keep you up-to-date with the latest news.