SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Apple is set to host its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday and as is the case almost every year, the rumors have sprouted up about what’s on deck for the Cupertino-based company.
The rumors are that Apple will unveil its new mobile operating system, iOS6. But exactly what the new operating system entails is still up in the air. Speculation is that it might include integrating Facebook into the iOS and also the possibility of Apple introducing its own maps app.
KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid:
But the biggest change could be Apple launching Siri for iPad users. Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant, allows iPhone 4S users to ask questions, send messages, schedule meetings and place phone calls using voice recognition software.
The complete line of Mac computers are also expected to get a remake.
Two items that are not expected to be announced are a new version of the iPhone and long-awaited Apple TV, as both could arrive later this year.
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