Bits Daily Update: All Eyes on Apple – Here’s Everything Apple Could Announce at WWDC 2015

NYT morning reportMonday, June 8, 2015

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Apple is set to kick off its annual conference for software developers on Monday. The company is expected to show new and improved versions of OS X, its Mac operating system, and iOS, the mobile software system powering iPhones and iPads. The company will also introduce a new streaming music service that it developed with Beats Electronics, the company it acquired last year for $3 billion.

Absent from the unveilings will be a long-anticipated upgrade for the Apple TV set-top box, which was pulled from the conference because of issues related to content and technology.

For the latest updates from the company’s closely watched event, following along with two New York Times reporters, Farhad Manjoo and Brian X. Chen, who will be providing live updates from the keynote address in San Francisco. Read the live blog »

@VLuck  June 8, 2015

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There will be the expected updates to iOS and Mac OS, along with a few surprises

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is upon us, and it’s promising to be an event full of big announcements. New operating systems for the iPhone, iPad and Mac are expected to be announced, as well as a huge expansion in Apple’s music apps and services.

Here’s a full breakdown of what’s expected to be announced when WWDC gets underway Monday (and here’s how to watch live):

A new iPhone/iPad OS

WWDC is historically the time Apple unveils its latest software, and this year should be no different. iOS 9, which should come out in the fall around the time of a new iPhone, isn’t expected to have quite as many new bells and whistles as iOS 7 or iOS 8. A big focus will be on stability, bug fixes and making the OS work with old devices like the iPhone 4S, according to 9to5Mac.

Still, some big new features could include transit routes in Apple Maps, a dual-app viewing mode for the iPad, and a new digital assistant interface codenamed “Proactive.”