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article imageWhat to expect from Apple at WWDC 2013

By Oliver VanDervoort     Jun 4, 2013 in Technology
Apple's WWDC 2013 is due to kick off on June 10 and there is more than a little excitement surrounding the event. There has been all kinds of talk about what Tim Cook and crew might roll out.
There are a few things we can be reasonably sure we will see and some things we can be reasonably sure we won't see.
As points out, we most likely won't be seeing the next generation iPads, or the new iPhones that are due out later this summer. Those items are big enough that they will most likely get their own press conferences. There is also the very real possibility that some of those items aren't ready to be shown off yet.
When devices like the iPad and the iPhone are ready to hit the market, we generally start seeing prototypes floating around. We really haven't seen anything like that yet. So we can rule out the next Apple tablet and smartphone.
There are still a couple of big things that could be unveiled at this year's WWDC 2013.
iOS 7
iOS 7 is the worst kept secret in the Apple world these days. There has been a lot of talk about a new UI that will look very, very different from the interface Apple users have grown accustomed to over the years.
The attached picture is supposedly a leaked image of what the new iOS will look like to some degree. It will certainly take some getting used to from diehard Steve Jobs fans.
OS X 10.9
Along with a revamping of Apple's mobile operating system, the company is expected to be rolling out a new version of their desktop and laptop computers OS. Unlike iOS 7, OSX 10.9 is not supposed to be a huge revamp.
This new version of the OS X, which has been codenamed "Cabernet" will feature tweaks to help out "power users." The new version will also take some key features from iOS. Exactly what those features are will likely be revealed at the conference.
Yet another poorly kept secret is iRadio. This service is a direct challenge to companies like Pandora. The big question is going to be whether or not Apple can secure enough music rights to actually roll out the service by the time WWDC rolls around.
With just a few days left until the conference gets underway, there are reports that Tim Cook is going to blink. Its simply too important to the company, to let this drag on much longer.
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