Worldwide Developers Conference (Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC), in which Apple has traditionally showcases the latest innovations of its own production , will be held from 2 to 6 June . Developers wishing to participate in this event, until yesterday could leave requests on the website.
The main topics of WWDC’14 will be iOS 8 platform and a new edition of OS X. The company will officially unveil operating systems and will release the first beta version of the mobile OS. Chief editor of the blog 9to5Mac , Mark Gurman gathered all the information known to them about the upcoming updates to Apple, which he received from anonymous sources in the company.
According to Mark, iOS 8 firmware code-name is Okemo. The main innovation in the medical application it will be Healthbook. Interface design reminds Healthbook Passbook and organizes information related to human health , including data on physical activity. Information will be displayed in the form of cards , each of which is responsible for its own section – activity , nutrition, blood sugar levels , hydration, blood pressure, heart rate , weight , sleep, and others. Presumably , Healthbook will interact with the electronic bracelet iWatch, which Apple will introduce this Fall.
iOS 8 will also support VoLTE (Voice over LTE). This technology allows you to make voice calls in LTE networks without having to switch the network 2G/3G, notes Gurman . In addition , the function of HD Voice improves sound quality , allowing you to not only get rid of echo and background noise characteristic of a conventional call , but also hear the nuances in the tone of voice of the interlocutor. Another advantage of VoLTE is a high speed connection : call set for 2 seconds, as opposed to 8-10 seconds in existing networks 2G/3G.
Blogger indicates that in iOS 8 output , Apple allocates iTunes Radio streaming service into a separate annex . The purpose of this step – to popularize music service available on smartphones, tablets and media players Apple. Radio iTunes app debuts in the new version of the operating system and will resemble the design of existing section in the regular music service client iOS 7.
We also know that in iOS 8 company focused attention on improving the application Apple Maps. Implementing improvements map service will be conducted at the expense of a few companies that have been absorbed by Apple recently. According to the blogger , maps change not only from a visual point of view ( the interface will be more ” clean ” street more visible ), but also have better opportunities . In particular, the application can run routes of movement on foot, bike , car or on the subway around the world.
As for OS X 10.10, then , according to 9to5Mac, the next release of the operating system for Mac computers will have an updated design in the style of iOS 7.
However, in the case of the desktop platform Apple will not radically change the user interface. In OS X 10.10 will use transparency effects and frosted glass , but changes in the design will be not so dramatic as in the transition from iOS 6 to iOS 7.
“Will more white, more precise and updated the menu bar buttons in windows applications. But changing the overall palette of the operating system , as well as icons of programs will not happen , “- writes Gourmet .
All the details about operating systems iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 will be announced in June at the conference WWDC. By the way , Apple has already closed accepting applications from developers. This year the company will be giving away tickets at random.