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

https://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=347057&d=1341717589
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:
6a0120a5580826970c0133f344451f970b-800wi


https://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=347058&d=1341717589


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



https://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=347059&d=1341717589

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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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?
 
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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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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?

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.
 
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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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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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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.

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).

-Revamped iTunes
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.

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

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.

-Newsstand auto-hides when no magzines have been downloaded
That sounds like a good solution. Probably more Apple-like than giving people option to hide any native app.

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.

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.

iVision (TV Set): February <--- Brilliant name, iPanel was my opinion

Thanks :D

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

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 ;)
 
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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.
)

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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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.

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
 
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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

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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-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

No. Just no. I would never use a OS X system again.
 
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No. Just no. I would never use a OS X system again.

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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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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I certainly don't want them freezing whenever I bring another window into focus.

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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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.

Street-View-1.jpg


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: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1420029/
 
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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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WWDC 2013 Invite:

https://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=353977&stc=1&d=1345644617
 

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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.

OS X Lynx (10.9) *Name was wrong. Apple discontinued the cat naming system.

-Siri:
_Set up computer by voice, control almost anything by voice
-Maps: *Added in OS X Mavericks
_Very simple and powerful directions and world exploration app using Apple's new database
-LinkedIn Integration: *Added in OS X Mavericks
_Keep track of work contacts
-ZFS File System:
_No fragmentation
-New Multitasking System: *The system I described is wrong, but Apple did develop App Nap, which is based on the idea of slowing down or freezing applications to manage memory and processing power.
_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: *Not available in every app, but Safari added the ability for websites to send push notifications even when Safari is not open.
_Now available in any app
-Graphics System Overhaul: *Mavericks added support for OpenGL 4.1 and some of OpenGL 4.2.
_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 *Mavericks uses new scrolling architecture for smoother scrolling
_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 *Added in OS X Mavericks
-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 *iWork collaboration in new iWork suite
-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 *Tabs added to Finder
-Apps that don't utilize more than one monitor don't take up other monitors when full screen *Mavericks introduced better multiple monitor support
-More gesture customization
-Redesigned iWork '13 *Whole iWork suite was completely redesigned, rewritten, and updated
-Synced iOS notifications to OS X notification center
-Airplay mirror individual apps (button next to full screen button)
-Safari password syncing over iCloud *iCloud Keychain in Mavericks
-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 *New Macs introduced with support for 802.11ac WiFi
-Putting a .dmg image in the trash automatically ejects it

Available for $19.99 on the OS X App Store in early August. *Prediction from long time ago, so it was completely wrong.

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iOS 7

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

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

-Dynamic icons, optimized for battery life *Dynamic clock icon, but that's about it
-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/) *Apple added app previews to the new multitasking system, but not in the way I described
-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.) *Apple unveiled FaceTime Audio, which is basically a VoIP call. It doesn't automatically use it when connected to WiFi, though.
-LinkedIn integration
-Face-based accounts on iPad
-Face Unlock on iPhone and iPad
-AirDrop *AirDrop added in iOS 7
-Folders can contain up to 50 apps (scrollable) *Apple added the ability for folders to have pages, so they can contain more apps.
-Vimeo app *The app doesn't come with iOS 7, but Vimeo is integrated into iOS 7
-Custom EQ
-Set song directly as ringtone, text, or alarm *You can set a song directly as an alarm
-New additional search services: Ask.com, DuckDuckGo
-iPhoto editing built into photos app (brightness, saturation)
-Digital zoom during video recording *You can now zoom while recording video
-Brightness slider in multitasking bar iPhone *Brightness was added to the new Control Center in iOS 7
-Swipe up from bottom for multitasking bar on iPhone
-Quick Switches: Wifi, Bluetooth, hotspot, location services switches in notification center *Control Center in iOS 7
-Mission Control for iPad (new multitasking interface) *New multitasking isn't exactly like Mission Control, but it is similar. Also available for iPhone.
-Download songs and apps without typing in password if pass code/face authentication is set *Instead of face authentication, the iPhone 5s uses the new fingerprint scanner to download songs and apps
-Radar in weather app
-Shared photo stream integration with Flickr
-Many improvements to Siri *New Siri voice engine among other new features
-Hide native apps (including Newsstand) *You still can't hide native apps, but you can put Newsstand into a folder now.
-Settings and Safari password syncing over iCloud *iCloud Keychain in iOS 7
-Place images into Notes
-Text formatting in Notes
-New App Store and iTunes icons *Lots of new icons in fact ;)
-Automatic updating of apps *New feature of iOS 7
-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) *Similar to FaceTime Audio except FaceTime Audio is live?
-Group FaceTime
-Drive View: Get a great view of buildings from the street

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)

Available in early August as an OTA update. *Was too early to predict release date

Here were my awful hardware predictions before the leaks came out:

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
 
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