Report: Apple likely to reveal iOS 8, OS X 10.10 at WWDC this year
Apple on Wednesday released the official schedule for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this year, a sold-out event that will be held at Moscone West in San Francisco, Calif. While full details are not yet made available, the company has confirmed that it will hold a keynote presentation on the first day of the event on Monday, June 2 at 10 a.m. PT.
The confirmation of a keynote is stirring up some interest, given the company's recent track record of previewing the latest pending versions of its iOS and OS X operating platforms. There is particular interest in the next version of the iOS platform for the iPhone and iPad, given recent reports of split-screen multitasking coming to the iPad with iOS 8.
"In three of the last four years, Apple also used the WWDC keynote to announce the month of availability for the new OS X upgrade, then launched the edition within weeks," noted Computerworld. "If Apple hews to its usual timetable, it will preview iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 at WWDC, give pre-release code of at least one, most likely iOS, to developers at the conference, then launch the new operating systems in the fall."
In addition, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has got into the habit of introducing new hardware at WWDC. Should this hold true, one announcement that would be most looked-forward to would probably be the inclusion of Retina-quality displays to its highly-popular MacBook Air range of laptops.