WWDC 2013 Concept

Discussion in 'Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion' started by djtech42, Jul 7, 2012.

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Would you be satisfied if WWDC 2013 was like this?

  1. Yes, it would be everything that I asked for!

    17.2%
  2. Yes, most of it is very good.

    34.5%
  3. Yes, but it wouldn't be anything too revolutionary.

    17.2%
  4. Yes, but it doesn't seem very Apple-like.

    10.3%
  5. Somewhat, I was looking for certain features that are missing, though.

    6.9%
  6. No, Apple would never do this.

    13.8%
  7. No, this would be pathetic.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. No, nothing that I want is in the list.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. djtech42, Jul 7, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012

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    djtech42

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    #1
    Here is my take on what WWDC 2013 could look like:

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    June 10-14

    WWDC 2013
    Banners:

    OS X Lynx, iOS 7, iCloud, Siri

    Announced products:
    -iMac with Retina Display
    -MacBook Air with Retina Display
    -Spec Update to MacBook Pro

    New iMac (Mid 2013)
    (iMac with Retina Display)


    The ultimate next-generation device.

    -MultiTouch display
    -Display pivots to horizontal for touch and vertical for mouse/trackpad
    -Extended stand allows display to come close to user for touch
    -Runs iOS when horizontal and OS X when vertical
    -New file management system called iDocuments keeps documents in sync between OSes
    -Retina Display: (3840 by 2160) 21.5"
    -6-core i7 for OS X
    -Quad-core A6X for iOS
    -12 GB RAM (expandable up to 32 GB)
    -512 to 1024 GB of flash storage
    -Available in mid August with OS X Lynx and iOS 7

    Apple's patent sketch:
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    OS X Lynx (10.9)

    Powerful. Simple. Connected.

    OS X Lynx is the next generation of desktop operating systems.

    -Siri:
    _Set up computer by voice, control almost anything by voice
    -Maps:
    _Very simple and powerful directions and world exploration app using Apple's new database (includes Drive View)
    -LinkedIn Integration:
    _Keep track of work contacts
    -ZFS File System:
    _No fragmentation
    -New Multitasking System:
    _Apps "freeze" their state instead of quitting
    _Allows for apps that are in the foreground to use more resources
    _Cmd-Tab brings up recent app list
    _Switching apps automatically freezes the current app
    _Cmd-Q: Switch apps
    _Cmd-Tab: Bring up recent app list
    _Cmd-H: Run app in background (don't freeze)
    _Automatic termination quits apps when system needs resources and auto save takes care of documents
    _Dashboard conserves resources by freezing when not in use
    _New multitasking system is optional
    -Push Notifications:
    _Now available in any app
    -Graphics System Overhaul:
    _OpenGL 4.2
    _AppleGL (supports OpenGL, but allows for more direct integration with OS X, converts DirectX to allow for easier porting of Windows games)
    _Smooth scrolling architecture
    _Core animation is very smooth
    -Recent document list on desktop (mouseover apps in dock)
    -Mission Control groups windows by application, but never overlaps windows (like a hybrid between Mission Control and all window expose)
    -Still an option for all window expose
    -Return of spaces to Mission Control (button switches view to "classic" spaces view with expose)
    -iMessage Voice (Leave recorded message on contact's Mac)
    -iDocuments view in Finder (replaces All My Files)
    -Better autocorrect suggestion system
    -Music app
    -Video app
    -iBooks app
    -iTunes Store app
    -iSync wirelessly syncs iOS devices to Mac (manages ringtones and apps)
    -Revamp of all these iTunes-related apps
    -Mac App Store renamed to OS X App Store
    -Face-based accounts
    -Face Unlock
    -iCloud document management improvements
    -Pull to refresh (Mail, Safari, third party apps with feeds)
    -Notification center also available in dashboard (and always showing in dashboard)
    -Tabs and Dual-pane in Finder
    -Apps that don't utilize more than one monitor don't take up other monitors when full screen
    -More gesture customization
    -Redesigned iWork '13
    -Synced iOS notifications to OS X notification center
    -Airplay mirror individual apps (button next to full screen button)
    -Safari password syncing over iCloud
    -System preferences and keychain syncing over iCloud
    -Periodic trash emptying
    -Black menu bar
    -System Preferences renamed to Settings
    -Access preferences of any application in Settings
    -Delete non-OS X App Store apps in Launchpad
    -Option for Spotlight to search anywhere
    -Support for 802.11ac WiFi
    -Putting a .dmg image in the trash automatically ejects it

    Features in bold are ones that would be demoed or talked about at WWDC.

    Available for $19.99 on the OS X App Store in early August.

    Minimum System Requirements:
    -2008 iMac
    -2008 MacBook Pro
    -2008 Mac Mini
    -2008 Mac Pro
    -2010 Xserve
    -2010 MacBook Air
    -2010 MacBook



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    iOS 7

    Improvements throughout the whole OS. Get information quickly. And with style.

    And now available for the iMac.

    iOS 7 is a major release, bringing 15 amazing new features to your favorite mobile operating system.

    -Dynamic icons, optimized for battery life
    -App Previews: Zoom in on home screen to get bigger icons with widgets inside. Swipe between icons to see different widgets. (http://janmichaelcart.com/wp/portfolio-items/ios-5-concept-—-dynamic-icons/)
    -Phone app now uses VoIP when connected to the internet. (Works with Wifi + Cellular, so calls don't drop when the phone disconnects from the internet.)
    -LinkedIn integration
    -Face-based accounts on iPad
    -Face Unlock on iPhone and iPad
    -AirDrop
    -Folders can contain up to 50 apps (scrollable)
    -Vimeo app
    -Custom EQ
    -Set song directly as ringtone, text, or alarm
    -New additional search services: Ask.com, DuckDuckGo
    -iPhoto editing built into photos app (brightness, saturation)
    -Digital zoom during video recording
    -Brightness slider in multitasking bar iPhone
    -Swipe up from bottom for multitasking bar on iPhone
    -Quick Switches: Wifi, Bluetooth, hotspot, location services switches in notification center
    -Mission Control for iPad (new multitasking interface)
    -Download songs and apps without typing in password if pass code/face authentication is set
    -Radar in weather app
    -Shared photo stream integration with Flickr
    -Many improvements to Siri
    -Hide native apps (including Newsstand)
    -Settings and Safari password syncing over iCloud
    -Place images into Notes
    -Text formatting in Notes
    -New App Store and iTunes icons
    -Automatic updating of apps
    -Better autocorrect suggestion system
    -iDocuments (document manager that lists all your documents in any of your apps)
    -iMessage Voice (Leaves a recorded message on the contact's voicemail)
    -Group FaceTime
    -Drive View: Get a great view of buildings from the street

    Features in bold are ones that would be demoed at WWDC.

    System Requirements:
    -iPhone 4 (not all features), iPhone 4s, iPhone 5
    -iPad 2 (not all features), iPad 3, iPad 4
    -iPod Touch (4th generation) (not all features), iPod Touch (5th generation)
    -iMac with Retina Display


    Available in early August as an OTA update.

    And for a bonus, here is my predicted Apple roadmap:

    2013 Announcements/Releases:
    iVision (TV Set-Top Box): February '13
    Mac Pro Redesign: April '13
    iPad 5: May '13
    Apple TV 4: May '13
    MacBook Air with Retina Display: June '13
    MacBook Pro Spec Update: June '13
    iMac with Retina Display: August '13
    OS X Lynx: August '13
    iOS 7: August '13
    iPhone 5s (Tall with Speed Improvements): October '13
    iPod Touch (6th generation): December '13

    I know, some of the things on here are unlikely, but I hope this is the way the next year turns out for Apple. Let me know what you think. Feel free to ask questions about things that are confusing. I quickly typed most of this into the notes app on my iPhone, so some things may not be explained very well.
     

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    utahman130

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    #2
    Nice work! Hope this comes true!
     
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    djtech42

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    #3
    I added a poll. Feel free to add suggestions of what to add to the prediction list.

    Thanks!
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I would be the first to buy Lynx. Thanks for giving us a Pro in December.
     
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    djtech42

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    #5
    Any suggestions for what could be added to the list?
    What do you think the next iPhone will be called? iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPhone X, iPhone LTE, iPhone 4g, the new iPhone, or Next Generation iPhone?
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    That's a pretty detailed and impressive list. I like the name OS X Lynx, maybe a code word for "link" between OSX and iOS. But I wanted to know why you think the iMac would be the first Mac to get a touch interface and integration with iOS rather than the laptops? Since you sit further away from the iMac than you would for a laptop, would reaching your arm out that far be tiresome?
     
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    djtech42

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    #7
    I was just basing it off of a patent that already exists from Apple for a pivoting iMac touch display. http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/08/the-mother-lode-welcome-to-the-imac-touch.html

    Although, they do have a patent for a touch MacBook that I didn't see before. However, I thought with the upcoming iMac refresh, it would be a perfect time to redesign it.
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    #8
    If an iMac gets a touch screen I doubt they'd make you switch operating systems when you move the screen - it would be a hell of a lot to load.

    However, I can see the UI changing when moved to in front of you. That's if they make a touch screen iMac, which I can't see the point of.

    Touch screens might be newer than non-touch screens but that doesn't mean they're better for everything. We'll never have touch screen televisions, for example.
     
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    cambookpro

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    #9
    Nice. Maybe mockup some iOS7/Lynx? :p
    Hoping for OS X Serval myself, sounds sleek IMO. Then after we can have White Serval!
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    I made a few edits on to what I think... I removed stuff and added stuff in bold


    June 10-14

    WWDC 2013
    Banners:
    OS X Lynx, iOS 7, iCloud, Siri

    Announced products:
    -iMac with Retina Display
    -MacBook Air with Retina Display
    -Spec Update to MacBook Pro


    OS X Lynx (10.9)

    Powerful. Simple. Connected.

    OS X Lynx is the next generation of desktop operating systems.

    -Siri:
    _Set up computer by voice, control almost anything by voice
    -Maps:
    _Very simple and powerful directions and world exploration app using Apple's new database
    -LinkedIn Integration:
    _Keep track of work contacts
    -ZFS File System:
    _No fragmentation
    -New Multitasking System:
    _Apps "freeze" their state instead of quitting
    _Allows for apps that are in the foreground to use more resources
    _Cmd-Tab brings up recent app list
    _Switching apps automatically freezes the current app
    _Cmd-Q: Switch apps
    _Cmd-Tab: Bring up recent app list
    _Cmd-H: Run app in background (don't freeze)
    _Automatic termination quits apps when system needs resources and auto save takes care of documents
    -Push Notifications:
    _Now available in any app
    -Graphics System Overhaul:
    _OpenGL 4.2
    _AppleGL (supports OpenGL, but allows for more direct integration with OS X, converts DirectX to allow for easier porting of Windows games)
    _Smooth scrolling architecture
    _Core animation is very smooth
    -iDocuments view in Finder (replaces All My Files)
    -Better autocorrect suggestion system
    -Revamped iTunes
    -iSync wirelessly syncs iOS devices to Mac (manages ringtones and apps)
    -Safari password syncing over iCloud
    -System preferences and keychain syncing over iCloud
    -Periodic trash emptying
    -System Preferences renamed to Settings
    -Access preferences of any application in Settings

    Available for $19.99 on the OS X App Store in early August.

    Minimum System Requirements:
    -2008 iMac
    -2008 MacBook Pro
    -2008 Mac Mini
    -2008 Mac Pro
    -2010 Xserve
    -2010 MacBook Air
    -2010 MacBook



    iOS 7

    Improvements throughout the whole OS. Get information quickly. And with style.

    And now available for the iMac.

    -Live icons, optimized for battery life
    -Phone app now uses VoIP
    -LinkedIn integration
    -AirDrop
    -Folders can contain up to 50 apps (scrollable)
    -All new YouTube app
    -Custom EQ
    -Set song directly as ringtone, text, or alarm
    -Digital zoom during video recording
    -Brightness slider in multitasking bar iPhone
    -Wifi, Bluetooth, hotspot, location services switches in notification center
    -Mission Control for iPad (new multitasking interface)
    -Download songs and apps without typing in password
    -Radar in weather app
    -Many improvements to Siri
    -Newsstand auto-hides when no magzines have been downloaded
    -Safari password syncing over iCloud
    -Place images into Notes
    -Text formatting in Notes
    -Panorama mode in Camera
    -Better autocorrect suggestion system
    -iDocuments (document manager that lists all your documents in any of your apps)

    System Requirements:
    -iPhone 4 (not all features), iPhone 4s, iPhone 6th gen.
    -iPad 2 (not all features), iPad 3rd gen., iPad 4th gen.
    -iPod Touch 5th gen.


    Available in early August as an OTA update.

    And for a bonus, here is my predicted Apple roadmap:

    2012-2013 Announcements/Releases:

    iPhone 6th gen.: September
    iPod Touch 5th gen.: October
    iMac Spec Update: November
    Mac Pro Redesign: December
    iVision (TV Set): February <--- Brilliant name, iPanel was my opinion
    iPad 4th gen.: April
    Apple TV 4th gen: April
    MacBook Air with Retina Display: June
    MacBook Pro Spec Update: June
    iMac with Retina Display: August
    OS X Lynx: August
    iOS 7: August
    iPhone 7th gen.: October
    iPod Touch 6th gen.: December
     
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    djtech42

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    The iMac would keep both operating systems running on separate processors and RAM, so switching would be instant. It could even have a visual fade, so the transition looks smooth.

    iOS would only come up if the display is pivoted horizontally, and it could be brought right in front of you to touch. I imagine some type of arm mechanism that would extend the display away from the base.

    iDocuments would scan OS X for document-type files and sync them to iOS in the iDocuments app. This would allow the user to access their files in either OS, and wouldn't require manual transfer. Instead of a touchscreen keyboard, iOS would just access the hardware keyboard (support built into iOS 7).

    A revamp was implied by the splitting up of iTunes, which would reduce bloat in the software. I would hope that the software would get a redesign at the same time.

    You're right. I was a little harsh with the requirements. People would probably get mad at Apple, as they already did with Mountain Lion's requirements, so 2008 does sound better.

    That sounds like a good solution. Probably more Apple-like than giving people option to hide any native app.

    I hope Apple doesn't get rid of names of devices. I was disappointed by the "new iPad" name they gave the iPad 3. What happens when the 4th gen comes out? The "new iPad" will be the "old new iPad" and the new one will be the "new new iPad". :confused: iOS devices have too much hype to just go by the gen number, in my opinion. Look at the Retina MacBook Pro. As a redesigned device, it has the name of "MacBook Pro with Retina Display" instead of just the generation number. If Apple moves to generation numbers for all their devices, they will lose a big part of their culture.

    Thanks :D

    Thanks! I hope to make some mockups soon. Didn't know about Serval. That sounds cool, but the only problem is it sounds too much like Server ;)
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    iPod had a lot of hype back in the day and they went my gen. number. I think Retina Macbook Pro is just what they are calling it now (right now it's kinda like Apple's new concept) but it will morph into Macbook Pro.
     
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    djtech42

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    Apple will probably do it, it's just a shame because I don't think it can be marketed as well as using names like "iPhone 4" and "iPhone 3G." It might not matter though because people will probably still call the next iPhone the iPhone 5 instead of iPhone (6th generation). A lot of people call the new iPad the iPad 3. I can see Apple doing it if they already did it with the iPod. But, it will just lead to more name debates on MacRumors :D
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    I guess no one will know until it happens. People usually don't even know what the phone is called anyway... I've heard people say they have the iPhone 4Gs so the name might actually confuse people.
     
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    No. Just no. I would never use a OS X system again.
     
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    djtech42

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    Why? If you aren't currently using an application, wouldn't you want it to conserve memory? There would be APIs that would allow things like video, rendering, downloading, and other important processes to run in the background.

    Switching to the application, whether by clicking on the dock icon, using CMD-TAB, or Mission Control would be instantaneous. CMD-Q hides the application, but keeps background APIs running. CMD-H hides the application, but keeps it running completely in the background like how CMD-H works on OS X now.

    There could also be an option in Settings (System Preferences) to turn this system off.

    If you are worried about automatic termination, that would only kick in when the system is extremely low on memory. As long as you have at least 8 GB of RAM, it shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    roadbloc

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    The iOS way works very well on mobile devices, hence why it was implemented. I feel it is not meant for computers. I like to manage my own applications thanks. I certainly don't want them freezing whenever I bring another window into focus.
     
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    djtech42

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    It wouldn't freeze just changing the focus. It would only freeze an application if you manually invoke CMD-Q, which you normally do to quit an application.

    Instead of completely quitting it, which means it won't start up instantly next time, it "freezes" it, which just means it keeps most of its resources in memory so you can quickly switch to it at anytime (like iOS). However, you are basically done using the application. You don't hit CMD-Q if you are still using it. However, it isn't as much of a problem if you quit the application now.

    I can see what you mean by managing applications by yourself on a computer (power users), but Apple often likes to manage things for people (like auto updating software in Mountain Lion). Power users can still turn this system off and never use it, but this would be great for people that usually leave applications running all the time.

    I can see them implementing something similar to this, but maybe not so automatic. This is still not completely automatic though, as you can just choose never to quit anything if you are still using the application actively. Just think of it like inactive RAM, but it is even faster because it is somewhat active. Foreground applications still get to use the most memory.
     
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    A base model iMac with 512 GB of flash storage, retina display, and 12 GB RAM. :D
     
  20. djtech42, Aug 9, 2012
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    I edited my list to include new features in iOS 7. Drive View is basically like Street View, but would be included in Apple Maps. C3 Technologies has been working on a Street View-like service called Street Cam.

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    I bolded major features that would be demoed at WWDC for both OS X and iOS. I made the minimum system requirements for OS X Lynx less harsh. For the 2009 Macs, I changed it to 2008.

    I also removed redesigned YouTube app as Apple's license has run out, and YouTube is not coming back to iOS. Instead, Apple would partner with Vimeo.

    I edited some of the upcoming products' details.

    I might add some more features for OS X Lynx soon.

    iDocuments mockup for iOS 7: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1420029
     
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    djtech42

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    I updated a lot of stuff in this list, including OS X Lynx, and I included an Apple patent design of the iMac.
     
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    djtech42

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    WWDC 2013 Invite:

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    djtech42

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    #23
    Just for fun, I looked back at my old WWDC 2013 predictions. I was completely off with the hardware, but I predicted some of the features of OS X 10.9 and iOS 7. I bolded the ones that were either right or close, and the ones that weren't right are in regular text. Keep in mind that I wrote these predictions in mid July, 2012. This was before we knew anything about 10.9 or the redesign of iOS. The touchscreen iMac prediction in the original post was way off! :D I was pleasantly surprised about the software predictions, though.

     

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