What I hope to see at WWDC

Blah blah, i know it’s that season (I think I said this last year too) but I was thinking about Devin’s post about possible retail store products for their 10th anniversary and figured I’d throw out my best guesses for the WWDC keynote. Not retail store product options, Devin covered those as well as I could. But really honest to goodness possible products.

The rumor mills are going nuts over the iPhone 4s-5-superDuper, so who knows, and I’m not gonna bother speculating there.

But what about Apps for AppleTV? We know it’s running some type of iOS, why not a subset of the full app catalog for media apps? Hulu? CBS? HBO GO, etc. How awesome to integrate an app store model into the AppleTV. Heck, with a magic trackpad paired, even iOS games could be viable.

 

Or maybe iPod Nano Touch 2nd Gen? I love my iWatch, and I’d love even more for it to do more, though I hope a camera is not one of those things. Cameras are like netflix apps, every device has 2 or 3.

Maybe take a queue from the metawatch movement? If anyone could make it a clean user experience it’s Apple. Why not have my watch show me the SMS that just came in, or my most recent push notifications? I’d love to glance down and see where certain friends are without pulling my phone out of my pocket.

Maybe even an SDK for basic apps? watch faces? etc. That’d be awesome.

This is a bit out there, at least this year. But, SSD only laptops. No optical drive, either 2 drives used separately, boot to the SSD, store data on the HDD, or 2 SSD’s in a RAID array. I’m running the former configuration right now in my Macbook and love it. Booting into Lion…erp Rawrdacted sorry, is cake. Certain features in that OS really really benefit from having an SSD as boot drive, and with the Mac App Store, who needs DVD drives anymore? Even OS X is distributed through it, and new machines can have the OS recovery on a USB drive like the Macbook Air. So why not use that space for something else? Something better.

 

That’s it, pretty simple, nothing too pie int he sky. Ok maybe the iWatch part, but I can hope, everything is in the realm of the possible, maybe not this year but next or the one after.

What do you think we’ll see at WWDC in a few weeks?

5 thoughts on “What I hope to see at WWDC

  1. Devin Reams

    Hmmm, I doubt any new hardware will be announced. But I would love to see details around cloud storage for music. That's all I really need, from a non-developer perspective, at this point.

    1. John Wilker Post author

      Clearly my "new comment" emails weren't working. :)

      At least you got what you were hoping for, mostly. I'm still a bit foggy on iTunes Match and what happens when I stop paying, but otherwise think iCloud is a nice approach.

      wireless Sync… mmmmmmm

  2. fxgeorges

    I doubt they will release Lion, however a little more demonstration of what the GUI will look like and how it will operate would be nice. I get the sense that there will be very different ways to find apps, and launch them etc.

  3. Bowmanave

    I doubt they will release Lion, however a little more demonstration of what the GUI will look like and how it will operate would be nice. I get the sense that there will be very different ways to find apps, and launch them etc.

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