Weekly Roundup: Goofy WWDC Rumors

With one week until WWDC, the rumor mill is continuing to churn out some of the oddest grist I've seen in recent memory. First, there are the entirely logical and believable rumors, like that Apple will be updating the look and feel of OS X to more closely resemble iOS 7 (well, iOS 8, I suppose).

Then there are the perennial favorites, like Apple adding NFC to the next generation of iOS devices. I'm still not convinced about this, especially given that a big part of the sourcing refers to Apple upgrading their Verifone-supplied payment hardware, which also includes the chip and pin credit card payment capabilities that will become mandatory in the United States in 2015 (finally!). I don't know if Apple is going to include NFC hardware in the iPhone 6. I'm just skeptical about the whole thing.

Next up, we have the recently dormant rumor about a 'Healthbook' app being a leading feature for iOS 8, and a core part of the supposedly forthcoming iWatch. OK, I can buy this, especially given what a fitness fanatic Tim Cook is. Then there are the strange rumors about Apple porting TextEdit and Preview to iOS, which doesn't really matter, but happens to be really odd.

And then, last but not least, are the rumors that suddenly popped up on Monday about Apple developing a home automation ecosystem around their iOS devices. I don't know what to think about this one.

What do you think the best/most outlandish/most interesting/hope they're true WWDC rumors are?

Best,
Aaron


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CHAnimation

CHAnimation

CHAnimation is a project used to demonstrate how to write your own animation engine, inspired by Facebook Pop, with only 600 lines of Objective-C you can understand.

You can also use this project to help learning Facebook Pop.

MIT licensed.

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APRoundedButton

APRoundedButton

A simple XIB extension to make rounded custom buttons, without writing one line of code!

Apache 2.0 licensed.

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KMAccordionTableViewController

KMAccordionTableViewController

Accordion UITableViewController component based on Apples's example.

MIT licensed.

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ACEExpandableTextCell

ACEExpandableTextCell

TextView inside an expandable TableViewCell.

MIT licensed.

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HFStretchableTableHeaderView

HFStretchableTableHeaderView

Stretchable TableHeaderView for iOS.

MIT licensed.

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BCMeshTransformView

BCMeshTransformView

Mesh transforms for UIView inspired by private CAMeshTransform class.

MIT licensed.

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MPPlot

MPPlot

Graphs for iOS, easy to use, customizable and animatable!

BSD licensed.

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AKLookups

AKLookups

AKLookups class implements a drop-down list for selecting curtain value of set.

Apache 2.0 licensed.

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GRNavigationController

GRNavigationController

Simple navigation controller for OS X apps.

BSD licensed.

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TWRSkewedCollectionView

TWRSkewedCollectionView

An iOS collection view subclass to present a list of skewed images.

MIT licensed.

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SmileCameraViewController

SmileCameraViewController

CameraViewController that allows to detect smile in real time (AVFoundation and CIFaceFeature). There are additional features like photo sharing (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). It's also possible to take new selfie by pressing Re-take button.

MIT licensed.

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APToast

APToast

A UIView category to provide rich toast notifications.

MIT licensed.

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ACETelPrompt

ACETelPrompt

Helper to call a phone number from an iPhone using the telprompt scheme, which returns the user to your app after the call completes.

MIT licensed.

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TKTransitioningCurpAnimation

TKTransitioningCurpAnimation

UIViewcontroller 切换动画 支持ios7

Apache 2.0 licensed.

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LiveBlend

LiveBlend

Live overlay effect on image

MIT licensed.

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PCProgressView

PCProgressView

A simple rounded progress view for OS X which is customisable.

  • Background line colour
  • Background line width
  • Progress line colour
  • Progress line width
  • Animation duration

and of course you can set the progress percentage animated or not.

MIT licensed.

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TNCheckBoxGroup

TNCheckBoxGroup

Customisable checkbox class for Objective-C

MIT licensed.

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TNRadioButtonGroup

TNRadioButtonGroup

Create easy radio button groups in objective-c

MIT licensed.

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MAOFlipViewController

MAOFlipViewController

Provides a FlipBoard-like interactive transition.

MIT licensed.

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SecureMappingKit

SecureMappingKit

Securize the mapping between your JSON and your model.

MIT licensed.

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VKVideoPlayer

VKVideoPlayer

VKVideoPlayer is the same battle tested video player used in our Viki iOS App enjoyed by millions of users all around the world.

Some of the advance features are:

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  • Customize subtitles (use CSS for styling courtesy of DTCoreText)
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Apache 2.0 licensed.

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