WWDC Rumor Scoring

Aaron Brethorst, June 12, 2012

So, how’d I do on the WWDC rumor-mongering? Let’s have a look:

For sure:

  • iOS 6 and a beta of iOS 6 for developers YEP
  • Improvements to iCloud YEP
  • Facebook integration in iOS YEP
  • Tons and tons of awesome new APIs YEP!!
  • Mountain Lion release candidate YEP
  • Xcode 4.4 Not exactly. One wrong.

Pretty certain:

  • A release date for Mountain Lion We’ll call this a half-point.
  • New hardware, especially MacBook Pros (ohpleaseohpleaseohplease let this be true, I really need a new laptop, and have been waiting for new hardware…) YEP, woohoo!
  • A 100% Apple-maintained mapping system YEP
  • A silver color scheme for iOS YEP

Love to see it, seems likely, but maybe just wishful thinking:

  • Siri APIs Wishful thinking
  • Apple TV SDK Wishful thinking
  • APIs for notification screen widgets Wishful thinking

Not gonna happen:

  • ‘The New iPhone’ Correct
  • A TV from Apple Correct

All told, I think I was pretty much spot on. Except for those wishful thinking things, but perhaps you can award me full points for those nevertheless.