iOS 6 reveal confirmed for Apple WWDC

If you happened to be in downtown San Francisco recently, you most likely saw that Apple is getting ready to host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The event begins on Monday but earlier this week, banners were being placed inside and outside San Francisco's Moscone Center in preparation for the WWDC event.

News.com reports that one of the banners inside the Moscone Center confirms that Apple will indeed be revealing the first official details about iOS 6, the next version of its mobile operating system that's used inside the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The "6" in the logo seems to be have some kind of water ripple effects inside.

While Apple has yet to reveal anything about iOS 6 and its new features, there are certainly lots of rumors about what Apple has planned for the OS. Those rumors include some kind of deeper integration with Facebook and the introduction of an all new mapping tool that would replace Google Maps.

Apple wil talk a lot more about iOS 6 during the WWDC keynote address on Monday. That will be delivered by Apple's current CEO Tim Cook and Apple might also reveal some new additions to its Mac lineup of PCs and notebooks and announce a final launch date for "Mountain Lion", the latest version of Max OS X.

Source: News.com | Image via News.com

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Shouldn't they have called it "the world's most outdated OS"? My iPhone with IOS 5.11 looks ancient, the IOS GUI basically hasn't changed since it was released somewhere in 2007. I had to install LockInfo (for which I had to JB my iPhone) to be able to see my email without first having to unlock, type my password, go to mail, nagivate away from the mail that was already opened and then view the new email. By the time I've done all those things, the email already is old and replied to by others xD

RuuddieBoy said,
Shouldn't they have called it "the world's most outdated OS"? My iPhone with IOS 5.11 looks ancient, the IOS GUI basically hasn't changed since it was released somewhere in 2007. I had to install LockInfo (for which I had to JB my iPhone) to be able to see my email without first having to unlock, type my password, go to mail, nagivate away from the mail that was already opened and then view the new email. By the time I've done all those things, the email already is old and replied to by others xD

You let other people reply to your email?

Gaffney said,
The world's most advanced, what a terrible catch line that doesn't mean anything to the consumer.

Maybe it's not aimed at consumers, but developers. I don't know, but just throwing it out there .

Does anyone else notice how the image behind the "6" shows water ripples *which could mean* nature inspired, which is what the Galaxy S3 is all about. Something is very fishy about this. (I know the Banner is legit but the water ripples just don't feel fitting)

SteelToast said,
Does anyone else notice how the image behind the "6" shows water ripples *which could mean* nature inspired, which is what the Galaxy S3 is all about. Something is very fishy about this. (I know the Banner is legit but the water ripples just don't feel fitting)

They're not water ripples, it's a fingerprint pattern...

x9_ said,

They're not water ripples, it's a fingerprint pattern...

It is water ripples, its based off the new iPad default wallpaper. And the new iPad was released before the S3 so I don't think it's suppose to mock Samsung in any way.

Possession said,
From the new logo, I'm deducing that:

* New wallpaper, seeing as the background usually represents the wallpaper. The iOS 5 logo had the raindrops. This background looks like the new iPad's default wallpaper, so maybe that'll be default for all iOS 6 devices.
* Silver theme hinted by the silver number?

Can't wait for Monday!

That would be a naff background

wotsit said,
Does that mean it will be released then? I thought they kept schtum on features til release?

Nah, they usually give a preview of software updates, after which it will the go in to developer betas.

Time to overanalyze like any Apple story..

omg there are lines behind the 6, so it will have biometric fingerprint recognition.
omg the 6 is silver, so the OS will be silver too
omg the apple glare effect is at a different angle this time, so the phones will have more horizontal orientation support
omg theres a ladder in the picture, so maybe apple is doing drop tests and is finally going to use actual gorilla glass instead of whatever knockoff they've been trying to manufacture themselves
omg it says the worlds most advanced operating system, so they are now on par with the competition

Bamsebjorn said,
Surprise iPhone 5 release... probably.

I doubt it. Last year, a build of iOS 5 was released for developers around this time and the iPhone 4S was released in October. A similar thing will probably happen this year.

Bamsebjorn said,
Surprise iPhone 5 release... probably.

Absolutely not. At best you may get a 7-inch tablet. They would be stupid to release a phone in under a year since the previous release.

ccoltmanm said,
When is the WWDC? Seems like a good thing to add to an article. Journalism 101.

First paragraph, begins on Monday. Reading 101

Lunfai said,

Learning to read, basic life skills 101. Hahaha ~~~

LOL at this. He ran away from this post with a tail between his legs.

Hello_World_99 said,
"The world's most advanced mobile operating system"

Thanks Apple for the belly laugh!

Yeah, although I do like ios they are definitely reaching on that claim, I just purchased an EVO lte phone a few days ago, it's way more advanced IMO than anything apple has ever put on a phone, the HTC software is a great compliment to the base ICS, it never gets in your way and is far more willing to be customized than ios could ever hope to be.

Hello_World_99 said,
"The world's most advanced mobile operating system"

Thanks Apple for the belly laugh!

Although I also doubt it is, we don't know anything about iOS 6

Just came back from the sprint store, the sales guy there told me they are getting prepared at that store for a new iphone, he didn't go into any details though.

Order_66 said,
Just came back from the sprint store, the sales guy there told me they are getting prepared at that store for a new iphone, he didn't go into any details though.

From Apple's history, it's impossible this early.
iOS 6 usually gets tested (as in all betas, which there are 7), then the new iPhone gets released, which judging by this pattern, looks like another October release.
If there was separate iOS event in March or so like there was for iOS 2 and 3, then the new iPhone would be coming soon.

Possession said,

From Apple's history, it's impossible this early.
iOS 6 usually gets tested (as in all betas, which there are 7), then the new iPhone gets released, which judging by this pattern, looks like another October release.
If there was separate iOS event in March or so like there was for iOS 2 and 3, then the new iPhone would be coming soon.

Yeah I didn't think they would release one so soon because it wouldn't make any sense, then the sales guy mentioned it to me a few hours ago, and just now I had to call sprint and their message service also mentions something about a new iphone, the message went by so fast tho, I'm gonna call again lol

EDIT: Just called again, I heard it during one of their marketing recordings while I was waiting for someone to answer, hard to tell if it means a NEW iphone or if they are just lazy and using old recordings that still refer to the iphone 4s as being new.

Edited by Order_66, Jun 9 2012, 6:10pm :

Possession said,

From Apple's history, it's impossible this early.
iOS 6 usually gets tested (as in all betas, which there are 7), then the new iPhone gets released, which judging by this pattern, looks like another October release.
If there was separate iOS event in March or so like there was for iOS 2 and 3, then the new iPhone would be coming soon.

Stop making logical posts, they're not allowed here!

From the new logo, I'm deducing that:

* New wallpaper, seeing as the background usually represents the wallpaper. The iOS 5 logo had the raindrops. This background looks like the new iPad's default wallpaper, so maybe that'll be default for all iOS 6 devices.
* Silver theme hinted by the silver number?

Can't wait for Monday!

Possession said,
From the new logo, I'm deducing that:

* New wallpaper, seeing as the background usually represents the wallpaper. The iOS 5 logo had the raindrops. This background looks like the new iPad's default wallpaper, so maybe that'll be default for all iOS 6 devices.

You still have some time to wait expecially if you are in Europe, the WWDC is taking place in San Francisco, CA, which is Pacific Time -08:00 G.M.T (-07:00 G.M.T. for the Daylight Savings Time Ajustment)! I don't know if Possesion is U.S.A. or Europe but those of you in the U.K. will be getting access to the download @ about 21:00 or 22:00 Local Time! Just FYI!
* Silver theme hinted by the silver number?

Can't wait for Monday!

I like iOS, but "The world's most advanced mobile operating system" is pretty arrogant sounding (and hard to back up/realistically prove).

I still hope it is great! Probably have to wait until late Summer or Fall for the update.

It's called marketing, get used to it.

Every company claims to be the best at subjective/immeasurable things as a way of legally claiming that their product A is better than competitor product B.

imachip said,
It's called marketing, get used to it.

Every company claims to be the best at subjective/immeasurable things as a way of legally claiming that their product A is better than competitor product B.


That doesn't make it any less arrogant or stupid.

Shadrack said,
I like iOS, but "The world's most advanced mobile operating system" is pretty arrogant sounding (and hard to back up/realistically prove).

I still hope it is great! Probably have to wait until late Summer or Fall for the update.

They are talking about iOS 6. Until we know what's new you can't prove it isn't lol

O5M3L said,

They are talking about iOS 6. Until we know what's new you can't prove it isn't lol


They've been calling iOS the most advanced mobile OS for a while now.

coth said,

It's called false advertising.

Nope. He's right in the second paragraph. This is everyday business in advertising. If this were false advertising, Apple would've been called out on it years ago. They know what they're doing. You may not like it though.

eKoDaniel said,
Let's hope for better memory management. iOS 5 really eats up ram compare to ios 4

I guess this is the time that my 3Gs becomes unsupported?

TrOjAn. said,
Without credit, as usual.

Credit for the story is given to the source (in this case, News.com); it isn't given to someone who posted the story elsewhere in a place that the reporter didn't see.

Terracotta said,
Great to see my story make it to the front page!

The way I see it, it is either:

1) Most of the writers see the stories on The Verge than write their on take on it here.

2) The stories get posted first on The Verge and a couple of hours later it gets posted on here.

Edited by NightCrawlerInfinity, Jun 10 2012, 4:43am :