When Apple kicks off next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference with its annual keynote address, we know that the company will unveil new versions of iOS and Mac OS X. But we don’t yet know the specifics of what those updates will include, or what else will be announced—though, as always, the rumor mill is working overtime to suggest everything from updates to Apple’s existing products to Tim Cook’s announcement of an Apple toaster-fridge with new microwave functionality!
While we’ve already told you what we’d like to see in the next versions of OS X and iOS, as well as in a new Mac Pro, there are plenty of other Apple products and services that we might see mentioned during WWDC.
iCloud, iCloud, go away, come again some other day!
Remember: WWDC is a developer conference. And Apple wants developers to love iCloud—though, more often than not, they don’t. Given that iCloud—and especially its deficient data-syncing—is a source of major concern for developers, that should make it a major concern for Apple, too.
We’re optimistic that Apple will address the developers’ sinking syncing feelings. Expect not just announcements of low-level features (such as improved, more reliable, even rewritten APIs), but user-facing ones, as well: That could mean a revamped iCloud document-chooser interface or maybe—if we allow ourselves to dream a little—an iDisk-like iCloud app for both iOS and the Mac, which might bring a smidgen of Dropbox-like ubiquity to Apple’s online service.