Rumor: Focus on OS X 10.10 At WWDC 2014 , New Features pushed to iOS 8.1, iCloud improvements

Everyday we get more closer to Apple's WWDC 2014 where a lot of hot things going to be announced. Today new rumors has just landed predicting the announcements Apple will be making at they keynote, scheduled for June 2nd.
Today folks at 9to5mac comes with a lot of important things that we should keep in mind. We've heard about plenty of features in iOS 8, including new apps like Healthbook, Preview, TextEdit, iTunes Radio, and improvements and feature additions to Maps, etc.

According to 9to5mac: 
  • According to the report, some of these features could be pushed back to iOS 8.1, as people from iOS teams are being asked to work on the major OS X update and other high-priority projects.
  • One of the likeliest contenders to be pushed back is the transit integration in the Maps app, as Apple wants to avoid a repeat of the iOS 6 Maps disaster.
  • It is possible that Apple decided to preview features at WWDC even if they were to publicly launch in iOS 8.1. It did so with CarPlay, which was shown at WWDC last year, but was released only a few months back.
  • iOS 7 brought 64-bit support to iOS for the A7 chip, and iOS 8 will add support for a new A8 chip, that isn’t very different from the A7 architecture-wise, but improves battery efficiency and performance. The iPhone 6 is rumored to come with a larger screen that consumes more energy, so battery efficiency is a key area for Apple.
“Some significant changes” to iCloud are on the table as well, Gurman writes. He also corroborated Bloomberg’s earlier report calling for a Siri song identification feature in partnership with Shazam.

Mac OS X 10.10
  • Mac OS X 10.10 is said to feature a stark, system-wide redesign with a flatter aesthetic, much like iOS 7, and Apple will reportedly place a lot of emphasis on promoting the new OS during WWDC, perhaps taking away some of iOS 8′s thunder.
  • According to 9to5Mac, the new OS X update will have “sharper window corners, more defined icons across the system, and more white space than the current version.”
  • OS X 10.10 will reportedly launch in fall, and Apple is pulling employees from several teams including iOS 8 to finish development of OS X 10.10 on time. This could lead to some changes in the iOS 8 roadmap.
  • OS X 10.10 is internally codenamed Syrah, and it’s speculated that its public name would be OS X Yosemite, owing to the big design changes as opposed to incremental improvements.
Other rather obvious highlights:
  • iOS 8 will leverage the A8 chip
  • The A8 processor will focus on power efficiency and overall performance
  • A “high-priority” iOS device that isn’t an iPhone is being worked on
  • A feature called “multi-resolution support” will improve compatibility of both App Store applications and the general iOS operating system across multiple new iOS device resolutions
  • The next Apple TV to take advantage of improved resolution support
  • The next Apple TV has been pushed back, though product development “is now a priority”
  • A thorough revamp of the Apple TV software in the works
  • Both the revamped Apple TV software and iOS 8.1 release could launch in tandem in late-2014 or early-2015.
So what do you think guys ? 


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