Apple love to announce new products at the World Wide Developer Conference, and with the 2012 event to be held between June 11-15 in San Francisco, we’d expect much of this same this year although without the iPhone 5 making an appearance.
Looking back at past WWDC announcements and the new products that followed – you might remember a few of these announcements, but let’s refresh your memory. One of the best years had been at WWDC 201O thanks to this being the last time Apple launched an iPhone in June, also the launch of FaceTime video changed the way some of us chat face-to-face. The year before this Apple presented a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which replaced the plastic models and brought about a new slicker Unibody.
WWDC 2008 saw the launch of a new iPhone, 3G, which had also been joined by the App Store that saw fast growth in the years following. Thanks to bad planning there were server issues, which happened because Apple tried to launch the 3G iPhone, a new iOS, and App Store all in the same day. Something they would never do again.
Back in 2006, the big business for Apple just a few years ago had been computers, which meant there was no App Store, iOS, and iPhone to help push Apple’s income to the level seen today. The company was doing well but the major product launch at this WWDC had been “Mac Pro“, which featured multiple processors and followed Apple’s success with the MacBook Pro.
How things have changed for Apple – today it’s all about mobile computing, and offering services and products to users while we’re moving, thanks to a faster paced life in 2012. The latest rumors for WWDC and 2012/2013 include a large screen Apple television, a new MacBook Air, and a real iPhone 5 at some point this year, which includes majorly improved specs for the 6th generation iPhone.
What to expect at WWDC 2012? The keynote address will likely feature a few surprises, and with the tickets selling out faster than ever before it shows this event is a date people don’t want to miss. Don’t expect an iPhone 5 although we should get a preview of iOS 6, which could hint at plans for the new iPhone.
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