Apple today announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference will return to San Jose, California on June 5. The WWDC had been held in San Francisco since 2003. The conference will run from June 5-9 at the McEnery Convention Center.
Apple today sent out invites for its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. WWDC 2016 will take place from June 13th until to June 17, and the main keynote will be held on the first day at 10:00 AM PST. Apple is expected to unveil new versions of iOS , Mac OS X, tvOS and watchOS at the event.
With WWDC 2014 set to kickoff in San Francisco this coming Monday morning, search based advertising firm, Chitika, announced that the iOS 7 adoption rate among iPad users is 84.8% and 89.7% among iPhone users.
The report is based on Chitika's analysis of millions of U.S. and Canadian iOS users' online ad impressions between May 22 and May 28, 2014. The results were broken down between iPhone and iPad iOS 7 versions. Although the iPad's 84.8% is a bit lower than the iPhone's, it represents a 6.3% increase since Chitika performed a similar study in February. The iPhone's iOS 7 usage increased by 5.4 percentage points over the same period.
The iPad's lack of multitasking ability has been a constant source of attacks by rival tablet makers' TV ads, and a much requested feature by iPad users. Several weeks ago a rumor surfaced that Apple would add multitasking functionality with the release of iOS 8. Now, according to New York Times technology writer, Brian X. Chen, it appears unlikely that the multitasking ability will be unveiled at WWDC 2014.
In a recent tweet, Chen said that he had been told "the split-screen feature isn't ready yet and won't be shown at WWDC," apparently it is still a work in progress. This is far from a death knell however, as 9to5Mac reports that "iOS 8 is likely to supercharge the functionality of Apple’s iPad with a new split-screen multitasking feature, according to sources with knowledge of the enhancement in development."
With its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) just a week and a half away, Apple has released a schedule for the event and launched an updated WWDC app for the iPad and iPhone.
Apple today announced that WWDC 2014 will kick off at San Francisco's Moscone Center West with a keynote presentation at 10:00 AM Monday, June 2. After lunch there will be a "Platforms State of the Union" followed by Apple design awards. The technical sessions and labs begin on Tuesday and, as you can see on the schedule on the WWDC site, much of it remains under wraps. Many of the time slots are labeled "This one is sealed," "No comment," "We're not telling" and so on. To give you an idea of what to expect, some of the sessions that aren't classified include titles such as:
Apple has announced that they will be bringing Siri to the new iPad as part of iOS 6. Scott Forstall made the announcement at WWDC 2012 on Monday. Apple also announced that iOS 6 will feature new functionality for Siri. New features include the ability to provide sports scores and schedules, the ability to use OpenTable for reservations, the ability to launch apps and the ability to locate movie times and locations.
Jailbreakers who own the iPhone 4S have already been enjoying most of these features through the Cydia tweak AssistantExtensions. Hopefully, the jailbreaking community will add iPad support (if necessary) once iOS 6 is launched.
Apple is expected to preview iOS 6 at the WWDC on June 11 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It's pretty much confirmed that they will drop Google Maps in favor of the the 3-D mapping tech they gained from the acquisition of C3 Technologies.
While investigating the new Maps application rumor, TechCrunch‘s MG Siegler discovered that there are "whispers about Siri" coming to the iPad. Many had hoped that the new iPad would feature the voice assistant, but Apple did not include it with the third generation tablet. It's believed Siri was left out because the iPad is not always guaranteed to be connected to Wi-Fi or 4G.