WWDC 2012 date announced

WWDC 2012 date announcedThere was a time when the announcement of the date for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) would strike excitement into the very tip of our collective manhood.

Alas, it’s looking like WWDC will be decidedly developer-centric “going forward”. But heck, we’ll probably meet iOS 6, right? Yeah, probably.

For those who are wondering what the hell I’m rambling on about, for three straight years we met the latest and greatest iPhone at WWDC, starting with the iPhone 3G in 2008 through to the iPhone 4 in 2010.

Last year, however, Apple disappointed the world (slight exaggeration, perhaps) when it failed to reveal the iPhone 4S at WWDC in June. To be fair, Apple pretty much told us that'd be the case ahead of time, but we were still hopeful of a "one more thing" surprise at the end. Sob.

Apple did, however, talk iOS 5, introducing us to Android-style notifications, Newsstand, PC Free goodness, enhanced Game Center action, and iMessage. Strange to think that those things are still relatively new. Hmm.

This year? Phil Schiller: “We have a great WWDC planned this year and can’t wait to share the latest news about iOS and OS X Mountain Lion with developers. The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers across the country and around the world.”

WWDC 2012 takes place from June 11 to June 15 in good old San Francisco.

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Pondlife  Apr. 26, 2012 at 14:14

ios5's new stuff was really weak looked at like that now isn't it.
Wonder if 6 will bring widgets maybe even Samsung style floating widgets, those would go rather well on the ipad3.

corgi74  Apr. 26, 2012 at 14:36

I think iOS is due a revamp. It's beginning to look a little dated now so a refresh would be nice. Maybe just update the icons a bit.
That way we will have an idea of what Touchwiz icons will look like on the Galaxy S4 :p

jaybear88  Apr. 26, 2012 at 14:50

Samsung really does need a kick in the ass for the touchwiz debacle!

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what iOS6 might include? Any suggestions I can think of all drift dangerously into Android terrotority! ie, a desktop, NFC beam style action, wifi display etc.....

Pondlife  Apr. 26, 2012 at 14:56

wifi display?
ios does look rather dull and regimented in it's structure.
I really really like the sound of the floating widgets mentioned in 7" tab 2 reviews, but guess we are drifting further with that.

jaybear88  Apr. 26, 2012 at 15:01

wifi display like the HTC One series has using the little HDMI adapter (Media Link I think it's called). Personally, I really like this idea. Netflix catalogue on my phone and with a flick of the screen I get to watch a movie on my tv :D

Pondlife  Apr. 26, 2012 at 15:08

Is that not like the Apple tv thing then?

corgi74  Apr. 26, 2012 at 15:21

I would like to see a left/right scrolly dock at the bottom so if you swipe the dock that moves but the rest of the screen stays static.
You can free up space on the homescreen then.
Basically 2 axis scrolling on the same screen

jaybear88  Apr. 26, 2012 at 15:54

Ah yes, I forgot about AirPlay. Wifi Display will be comapitible with all wifi direct devices though which is nice :)

Pondlife  Apr. 26, 2012 at 16:06

I would like to see a left/right scrolly dock at the bottom so if you swipe the dock that moves but the rest of the screen stays static.
You can free up space on the homescreen then.
Basically 2 axis scrolling on the same screen


Vaguely similar thing I did notice was that the running apps (on double home key press) does scroll and if you scroll left it has music controls. Does hide the homescreen whilst doing so though so not what you are after.

Pondlife  Apr. 26, 2012 at 16:07

Ah yes, I forgot about AirPlay. Wifi Display will be comapitible with all wifi direct devices though which is nice :)

Makes it far less likely though..

jaybear88  Apr. 26, 2012 at 16:14

Corgi, like an app drawer that can swipe to either the left or right to display 2 different app drawers? Sorry, if I picked you up wrong, sounds quite interesting!

Stelph  Apr. 26, 2012 at 16:25

I think iOS6 will mostly focus on updating some of the core apps (or at least I hope it will, Youtube app for example)

Personally I would look at the popular Jailbreaking apps to find features that apple will probably implement, for example

SBS Settings - I expect Apple to update the notifications bar to add the feature that you can easily switch wifi on/off, airplane mode etc from the notification bar rather than under settings

Music Controls Pro - An updated music player with more features

ProTube - BETTER YOUTUBE APP (Please god)

Weather plugin - shows current weather on the weather app rather than the standard sunny picture

etc...

corgi74  Apr. 26, 2012 at 16:35

Corgi, like an app drawer that can swipe to either the left or right to display 2 different app drawers? Sorry, if I picked you up wrong, sounds quite interesting!


That's exactly what I'd like. You can put twitter of facebook or whatever on the second swipe so you can access them quickly.

Like the double click but always on the screen

Pondlife  Apr. 26, 2012 at 16:42

Corgi, like an app drawer that can swipe to either the left or right to display 2 different app drawers? Sorry, if I picked you up wrong, sounds quite interesting!

Definitely seen that for the app dock on several Launchers on android

corgi74  Apr. 26, 2012 at 17:24

Corgi, like an app drawer that can swipe to either the left or right to display 2 different app drawers? Sorry, if I picked you up wrong, sounds quite interesting!

Definitely seen that for the app dock on several Launchers on android


I'm pretty sure Go Launcher has it

jaybear88  Apr. 27, 2012 at 12:17

[quote]
SBS Settings - I expect Apple to update the notifications bar to add the feature that you can easily switch wifi on/off, airplane mode etc from the notification bar rather than under settings

Weather plugin - shows current weather on the weather app rather than the standard sunny picture
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Kind of like a nice widget in HTC sense? :P

Seriously, everything I think of, seems to be already implemented in some manner on Android! Would love to be able to think of a new "killer" feature but I'm just at a blank :S

Pondlife  Apr. 27, 2012 at 16:41

Stelph  May. 3, 2012 at 12:14

For Jailbroken apps, Quasar is out which allows you to open apps in "windowed" mode.

http://www.informationweek.com/byte/news/personal-tech/232901336

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