“While Apple has already announced that it’ll be showing off the next versions of OS X and iOS at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote, there’s still more attention than usual on the company’s annual developer-focused event,” Nathan Ingraham writes for The Verge.
“The announcement of iOS 6 at WWDC 2012 and the software’s subsequent launch were rather disappointing affairs — the new features didn’t drive Apple’s mobile OS forward in any significant way, and lots of old flaws still persisted,” Ingraham writes. “In particular, the new Maps app was a near disaster, and one that eventually helped seal former iOS senior VP Scott Forstall’s fate. Indeed, Forstall’s departure has helped anticipation for iOS 7 reach a fever pitch — famed designer Jony Ive stepped in to lead the product’s visual design, and rumor has it that iOS will receive its first major visual refresh since it launched six years ago.”
Ingraham writes, “That’s hardly all that’s on tap, though. Apple has promised yearly OS X updates, so we’ll see what’s next for the company’s desktop OS — and there may be new hardware coming along with it.”
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