On Monday, Apple will showcase next-gen software for its highly coveted devices during the Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC.
There are many rumors regarding what Apple might reveal during the keynote event, something that the company is infamous for during these conferences.
However, analysts are not expecting Apple to reveal any new gadget for this conference. Most of them believe Apple will talk about iOS improvements and give developers opportunities to create even better applications.
According to Charles Golvin, a Forrester analyst, “…what keeps people allegiant to and excited about their iPhones and iPads are all the new apps that are available. Appealing to the developers and continuing to enrich the set of tools and capabilities they have to build great new apps or enhance existing apps is absolutely critical.”
It is possible that the WWDC will showcase iOS upgrades, including improvements on the capabilities of virtual assistant Siri, which first appeared in the iPhone 4S.
In addition, analysts expect Apple to announce its new mapping program, replacing Google Maps on iPhones. According to Greg Sterling, an analyst for Opus Research, “…if Apple does a great job (on its maps program), then we will see some substitution and may impact Google Search on the iPhone.”
Furthermore, Apple will share the latest about the new Mountain Lion OS for Mac computers. Intel Ivy Bridge chips will power the improved MacBook laptops. Golvin said, “…my opinion is that we will definitely hear an update on Mountain Lion and we almost certainly will hear about iOS 6 with whizzy new mapping technology that is going to replace Google Maps.”