WWDC Predictions 2014 | CR 103

WWDC Predictions 2014 | CR 103

Mike and Chris run down their predictions and hopes areas Apple might improve iOS, Mac hardware, and general ecosystem development during next week’s big keynote.

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Apple to Launch New \’Smart Home\’ Platform at WWDC

Apple will launch a new software platform that will let the iPhone directly control lights, security systems and other household gadgets at WWDC next week, according to a report from The Financial Times.

Apple Testing ARM Based Mac Prototypes with Large Magic Trackpad?

French site MacBidouille revives rumors that Apple is actively developing ARM processor based Macs. According to a source that they describe as reliable, Apple has prototypes of several ARM-based machines, including an iMac, Mac mini, and 13\” Notebook with 4-8 64-bit ARM Quad-core processors.

iPhone 6 with larger, sharper 1704 x 960 resolution screen in testing

Some industry watchers have speculated that Apple could stretch the iPhone software\’s interface and retain the iPhone 5s\’s screen resolution of 1136 x 640. This approach would allow all iOS software and App Store apps to function normally on the iPhone 6 without work from developers. The downside of this approach would be that the iPhone 6′s display would fall below Steve Jobs\’ somewhat arbitrary 300 pixels per inch definition of \’Retina\’ for a phone.

Apple usually quotes 24 hours for delivery of standard-configuration iMacs, but is currently showing 3-5 business days across the range. Increased shipping times are sometimes an indication of lower or sporadic stocks, which tend to precede the launch of new models.

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