9to5 Mac has some fantastic shots today of Apple’s preparations in San Francisco for the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which starts next Monday, June 11. One of the shots shows a massive “iOS 6” banner being hoisted up inside the building, complete with the legend, “The world’s most advanced mobile operating system.” This, of course, confirms what has been predicted for weeks – that Apple will be launching iOS 6 at the WWDC. In an excellent preview feature on the conference, 9to5 Mac makes some other predictions of what we can expect next week, rounding up all the rumors of the past few months. As far as iOS 6 is concerned, 9to5 Mac says that it will not be as significant an update as iOS 5, but will focus on “refinements”, such as the new, Apple-developed 3D Maps app, and Facebook integration. Apple is not expected to launch a new iPhone or iPad at WWDC, but big news is predicted for the MacBook range, including possibly even an entire new range. Another big prediction for next week that will excite a lot of iPad owners is the chances of Siri coming to the iPad, and 9to5 Mac also covers this, saying that it will not be arriving until this fall, but may be launched next week. As far as other features are concerned, 9to5 Mac has also heard that Apple could be launching a new app called “Organize,” if not next week, then soon.
WWDC 2012 Roundup: iOS 6, new Macs, iCloud updates, and OS X Mountain Lion (+ Bonus new Apple App) | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence