I’ve always thought that Mac Guru would be a nice gig. Especially for a news or rumor site. Prognosticating can be fun! And whatever doesn’t come to pass will come along later. What? No 3D holographic chess on the iPhone? They must still be working out the bugs. Don’t worry, C3PO will fear the wookie’s wrath soon enough.
So what gets announced in a couple of hours this morning? Mountain Lion and iOS6 are obvious at this point. Features? Siri on iPads. Auto app updates would be nice. I’m pretty tired of constantly seeing that little red circle on the App store. It’s like a game that I am constantly losing. Resolution independence in OSX. Facebook everywhere.
Hardware is coming, it seems. A complete rev of the Mac line? Sure, why not. Nice big splash for Tim Cook’s first keynote. Retina displays across the board, along with USB3 and 802.11ac gigabit wifi. Ivy bridge CPUs. New Airport products too.
Toys, toys, toys!
But this is a developer conference, and the most important things will be what will be possible for geeks to code. Like Siri integration for 3rd party apps. How to make your apps take advantage of resolution independence. And an AppleTV SDK. I’m betting that we’ll see Pandora, Spotify and Angry Birds on AppleTV demos.
That’s a pretty hefty slate for one day. Probably a lot of wishful thinking on my part. But even if all of that were to take place there will still be some pundit complaining that the iPhone 5 wasn’t announce, no 7″ iPad and definitely cries of alarm that the iTV isn’t coming and that obviously Apple has failed in their objective to take over your living room so best to sell your stock.
Should be fun regardless. Wish I was going this week just for the lunch presentation by JJ Abrams. Oh, and all the cool code. I think I need to get back to attending again.