What will Apple release at WWDC 2012? [Poll]

Here we go iMore Nation! We're less than 2 days away from the WWDC 2012 when Apple executives will take the keynote stage and show us just a hint of all the goodies they've got planned for the next few months.

The banners are already up for iOS 6, but will we get a first beta on keynote day, or will Apple make us wait a while? What about OS X Mountain Lion, will it go Gold Master? We've heard about new iCloud features, will it be just a few little additions or a full 2.0 update? The Apple TV runs iOS, but is it ready to get an App Store all its own? And are new Macs, maybe with iOS-style Retina displays going to be the one more thing?

Vote in the poll up top, and tell me why you voted the way you did in the comments below!

Then go follow @reneritchie and @llofte and @sethclifford for all the action, live from WWDC 2012!

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What will Apple release at WWDC 2012? [Poll]


iOS6 Banners were seen at Moscone Center. It would make no sense to unveil it without a beta being released, especially if they plan to do the same thing they did with iOS 5.1, which was have a beta for many months

I just want to see the new Macs... I personally wouldn't mind if they took their time with iOS, to give us something new (and not just Apple polish thrown on Jailbreak ideas and contributions). I don't care about the phone right now... I want a new MBP and MBA.

Hopefully ios6 will truly be "revolutionary" an not just another misuse of the word. Give us better multitasking, better alerts, ui refresh ( optional because I do like the familiarity) an finally something new to wow us.

Is it realistic to think that iOS 6 will bring Siri to the fourth gen iPod Touch? I mean, the fifth gen iPhone's name includes Siri in it. Doesn't this mean that Siri should be more or less exclusive to iPhone 4S? Let me know your thoughts.

We still think that the number and types of apps on Apple TV and any potential Apple-brand TV set(s) will be extremely limited. Just apps that play movies, play pre-recorded TV shows, play live TV events (e.g. sports), and games. Apple TV, as it is now, could easily run all manner of random apps. But does that make sense? We don't think so.
And we expect that Apple will privately assist the few developers who are allowed to create apps for TV. So there may be little if anything about it at WWDC for the average developer this year or ever. Apple might carefully pick the apps that run on their TV device(s), and if they do, they'll want to carefully guide those developers. To make sure the app experience is "Apple quality."

I hope all are true to be honest. Would be a fun event to see a little bit of everything get an update. Then seeing the new iPhone in a few months and the smaller iPad would make a great year for apple.

Apple seems to do revolutionary every 3 or 4 years (ipod, itunes and music store, iphone, ipad) at the minute, let it mature then do the next thing. So I think we have at least a year if not two before the next big thing (itv or icamera) and then maybe even icar running Sri's successor after that LOL.
The only real divergence to that was iphone to App store I believe, but then I guess that was part of the iphone revolution.
FWIW, at WWDC I think we will get IOS 6 beta (either now or in a week or so), a mature or last beta of ML/Gold Master, iCloud extensions and new Macs (Mac Pro!). If we get an Apple TV SDK, either quietly or with much fanfare, that will add to signs that a real Apple TV is in the works.
Whatever the case this will be a very exciting WWDC!

What I'd like to see and what I will see you two different things. I think we'll see the launch of iOS 6 for sure, with beta going out in one week. I think we'll see new Mac's and new MacBooks, no iPhone five until October and no mention of it.
What I would love to see would be the release of IOS 6 on Monday night (never happen) and the launch of iPhone 5 to be available next week in the shops !!!!

What if? What if IOS 6 is an all encompassing software that will be a perfect blend of OS mountain lion and iOS. That would be worth the tagline "smartest OS". That's what I'm voting for is that all apple devices run the same software!

What about the iPod Touch? At some point, it has to be updated with new hardware to be able to run iOS 6 properly. New Mac Book Pro's are a possibility with touch screens.
What would be ready to show now, with the ability to buy soon? An iPhone will not be until the fall, and the iPod touch is also usually a fall release, but it has been a time since the last release.
Is a full size Apple TV ready for release? We will see soon.

YO Thers gonna b a new iPod by fall?? Man I just bought the 4th gen 32 gig for 300 wow I should have waited. Do you think it might be dual core or have larger screen or iOS 6 or Siri?????

Just a thought, I think that Siri will remain in device that have cellular access. Why? Because apple is in with phone companies and they want you to use more data (if you aren't on an unlimited plan) so that they can charge you extra. Also, apple doesn't want to clog up their systems by releasing it on ios devices. Keeping it only on post 4S devices makes the most sense.

True that but I just wish iOS 6 would add widgets. I mean some ppl just say o just get it jailbroke well I tried that through redsn0w and totally ruined the battery life on it it went from 100 percent to 14 percent in 1 hour 39 minutes

Simple solution. Get a galaxy nexus. Plenty of Widgets that don't murder the battery.

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