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    Our Expectations From This Year’s WWDC

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    Amit Srivatsa
    Amit Srivatsa Apr 27, 2016

    The WWDC 2016 is less than two months away. It’s going to be held from June 13 onwards through June 17, in San Francisco. This we know thanks to Siri.

    To quote from one of our previous articles:

    “WWDC is short for World Wide Developers Conference. It’s an annual event where Apple announces new versions of their OSes. In this conference, Apple also gives us a sneak-peek into their plans for the future of the Apple ecosystem as a whole.”

    In this year’s WWDC, iOS 10 will presumably be the big highlight. We are not certain what features are going to be available; however, fairly confident about knowing what we want!

    Our expectations from iOS 10 have been exceptionally well captured in this beautiful video by MacStories.

    The video is made by Federico Viticci for MacStories, and we hope to see mainly these features in iOS 10:

    1. Customizable Control Center (with drag and drop support to move the shortcuts around and 3-D touch)
    2. System Dark Mode (Dark Mode support built natively across all iOS pre-installed apps)
    3. Improved Multitasking (Smoother functionality with support for ‘drag-and-drop’ content across open apps)
    4. Text-based Siri (ability to interact with Siri by typing — like Google Now can on Android)These are just a few of the many wonderful features that Viticci (and Applesutra) hopes to see in iOS 10. Watch the full video for all the features.

    We recommend that you watch this video in at least 720p to definitively view the small details.

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2VcbT4Pgdk]

    There’s also some buzz around a redesigned MacBook.

    Apple is hoping to achieve an “ultra thin” design for the new MacBooks using a technology called metal injection molding.

    The technology deals with a category of metalworking that’s specifically used to achieve tiny to small sized metal pieces that can work as hinges. The metal flap that lifts up to expose the sim in many of the Android phones is an example.

    Apple has already used the process to create various parts for the iPhones and Apple Watch. According to DigiTimes, Apple might be looking to incorporate that into the making of new MacBooks, making them thinner than ever.

    The reports are hazy about which MacBooks might actually get these new hinges. Our best bet is the new series that’s called just “MacBook”. Not the Pro or the Air.

    Again, obviously, it’s too early to tell. We cannot be certain if Apple will even talk about the MacBooks at the upcoming WWDC. But that won’t stop us from speculating, will it?

    Stay tuned for more updates and don’t forget to catch the event live when it airs. We’ll share the details on how you can watch it well in advance.

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