Apple announced a range of new products later at the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) at the Moscone Centre, San Francisco on 6 June 2012.
Products announced included a new MacBook Pro with retina display, features in the upcoming iOS 6 release for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices, and new features for the upcoming Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
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Apple will almost certainly launch its new Mac OS X operating system, Mountain Lion, at the event. This is due to launch in the summer, so it may also be available today.
Apple may also introduce new Apple TV software and features, but we do not believe there will be any announcement regarding Apple’s oft-mooted (but still not confirmed, incidentally) development of television hardware.
While Apple is typically reticent about upcoming releases, photographs taken from the show floor indicate that Apple is set to announce iOS 6, the latest version of its operating system for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. Photos have appeared on 9to5mac.com of iOS banners being assembled at the event. iOS 6 is rumoured to feature a new 3D maps system (that will replace Google Maps) and introduce Siri to the iPad.
Because WWDC is a developer event, the new iOS will almost certainly not launch to the public later today. Instead it will be made available to developers through the Apple Developer Connection for testing. We are assuming that it will launch later in the year alongside the next-generation iPhone.
We also expect Apple to make some announcement regarding new Mac hardware; details are scant but rumours point to a redesigned MacBook Pro with MacBook Air styling, and a new-faster Mac Pro. This could potentially be housed in a redesigned case, although Apple seems to have stuck with the same design of the Mac Pro for so long we also assume they may be happy with it as it is.
It’s also possible that we will see new iterations of the iMac and Mac mini computer.
We do not believe that Apple will introduce any new iOS hardware, such as a new iPad or iPhone, during today's announcement.
As ever, we’ll find out what really is due to be announced later today.