Apple to Unveil New Products in June

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While Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 mobile operating system may have bene garnering all of the headlines this week, a far flashier occasion is not too far off the horizon with Apple now having set a date for their next WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) where the Cupertino, Calif. based company are reportedly set to reveal a whole host of new products and software.

Typically focusing on the developer side of things, it would probably be a bit silly to expect the next iPhone or iPad to be wheeled out for a showing like a prize winning pony because that’s just not what Apple’s WWDC events are about as they tend to put an emphasis on what Apple can do for their developers instead of what the developers can do for Apple (by releasing new apps for new iPhones, naturally). As a result, the big ticket items rumoured to be on the itinerary for the WWDC in June are a new iMac, iOS 8, a new MacBook and an entirely possible but less popular outlier, a new version of the Mac Mini, the screenless specs box that hasn’t been updated since 2012, back when Apple were only releasing one iPhone at a time.

Some have suggested the we may get a glimpse of the iWatch as Apple could be trying to market it to developers (the same developers whose work would be the driving force behind ‘why’ consumers would want to buy a smartwatch) but again, this is unlikely. The aforementioned iOS8 however, may be at WWDC to showcase its health focus, which would actually be in line with what an iWatch could offer if revealed in September alongside a new iPhone. Too, the Mac OS will likely be updated to reflect whatever iOS 8 is offering as Apple have always liked its mobile and desktop systems to work well together. As for the new Mac Mini, it’s easy enough to say ‘more RAM and a better processor’ but that’s a strong possibility, with the last iteration only offering 4GB of RAM and running on the Intel Ivy Bridge processor, Apple’s lesser known device could get itself a well deserved update in the form of 6 or 8GB of RAM and the more recent Intel Haswell processor.

For now, the only thing confirmed is the date of Apple’s next WWDC which is June 2nd to June 6th, so we’ll keep you posted once we know more.

Source: CNN



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