Apple’s CEO Tim Cook told us to expect even more from this year. Well it’s 2012 and WWDC is here. The conference sold out in a day. Clearly people what to know what we can look forward to. We know that  iOS 6 will be on full display. Surely there will be a hands on after the event but what about the new hardware. Will there be a new Macbook? How about the MacPro? We will see new hardware unlike previous WWDCs. I think WWDC this year will give a big chunk of time to hardware.  Below are what I think will be discussed and what I’m pretty sure will not happen. The event starts at 10AM PT/1PM EST

What will happen

  • Apple’s senior vice president of product marketing Phil Schiller will give the Apple keynotes not Tim Cook.
  • Google Maps stays on iOS but you will  have the option to use Apple’s.
  • Integration with Facebook like we with Twitter.
  • Hardware, Hardware, hardware! New hardware redesign.
  • iOS 6 new look  metallic sliver just like the  WWDC app.
  • Mail VIP: Filter for your mail by people named in your VIP list.
  • Siri for iPad with iOS6
  • iCloud will do more and highly integrated with iOS 6.

What will not happen

  • Automatic app updates: I don’ think this will happen nor should it happen. There are a number of apps whose updates only break a perfectly working app.
  • Social Hub: like Microsoft’s People hub that will sync your phone contacts with social networks. There are apps that already do this but native is always better.
  • iWallet: Apple is testing a Bluetooth version of a payment system rather than NFC. Leave it to Apple to go against the grain but I don’t see this happening this year.
  • Live Widget:  Windows Phone and Android already do this. The app runs in the background and just gives you the latest info. I know it can be done because they are already doing it with Weather and Stocks apps in the notification center. Also the jailbreak community has Dashboard X that has a host of widgets running on the iOS without any issues.

By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. SaintelDaily.com |AppleWatch101.com | NBA101.com

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