Apple To Launch New OS X and iOS 8 at WWDC 2014?

Apple To Launch New OS X and iOS 8 at WWDC 2014?(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference has officially kicked off today, leaving many anxious to see what new software the tech giant will announce.

Apple executives are expected to reveal the new mobile operating system, iOS 8, which is rumored to include the Healthbook app, the addition of public transit directions for Apple Maps, an iTunes Radio app, a song identification service integrated into Siri, and the addition of Preview, TextEdit, and Tips tools, VentureBeat reports.

The split-screen feature was rumored to make its debut for iPads in iOS 8, though New York Times reporter Brian Chen says he’s been told it “isn’t ready yet.”

Another major announcement likely to be revealed during WWDC is Mac’s next OS X version, 10.10 or “OS X Yosemite” as it has been called.

According to 9to5mac, the new version of OS X is rumored to feature a completely redesigned look similar to iOS 7 with new features and enhancements such as a Control Center panel, a version of AirDrop compatible with smartphones, improvements to the App Store, and the addition of Siri to the Mac.

A live stream of the keynotes from WWDC can be seen here, starting at 10 a.m. PDT.

 

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