With WWDC 2011 a week away we are now hearing that both iPhone iOS 5 and Mac OS X will see some radical changes. As always Apple has not let anything slip, but there are a few ideas kicking around. Now it seems that there will not be much attention to this year’s event, a direct result of no new iPhone. However, journalists are being told that the changes to their two operating systems will be huge, and developers will need to know.
If this is true then we can expect both iOS 5 and the new Mac OS X to be previewed at the show. Apple will have to make some very unique changes if they are to have us believe that this will be just as big as a new iPhone launch. Just maybe Steve Jobs will talk about more Cloud integration, which would mean that the next MacBook Air might be able to run on Apple’s A5 processor instead of Sandy Bridge after all?
We already know that iOS 5 will not support the 3GS or any other model before that. This would mean that the new mobile OS would need a handset that will be able to handle all of its news features. What these are we do not know, but we assume that they will work even better with the iPhone 5 than the current iPhone 4, as it might need to utilize a dual-core processor?
Trying to think of what Apple means about massive changes, is a little hard to understand, but we all know that iOS 4 is still lacking in so many areas. The list of needed feature updates is endless, but we cannot help that Apple means much more than just a few key updates here and there. One thought, maybe there is truth to rumors of OTA updates after all — now that surly counts as a huge update?
When you hear people in the industry saying that WWDC this year will be boring is kind of funny. Yes for those who love to talk about new hardware along with accessory manufacturers, then yes it will be boring. However, for developers it will be like they have been given free reign in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
Just consider that Apple may also announce iCloud, and all of a sudden WWDC will no longer be considered boring after all. Do you believe that a radical iOS 5 and Mac OS X design will make up for no new iPhone?