Asides

Now that the WWDC keynote has ended let’s take a look back at the rumors and see what came to pass. Just to recap here were the rumors that we were seeing.

  1. Updated Music app with the ability to play 24bit audio tracks.
  2. New ear pods to listen to the enhanced audio.
  3. New lightning connector. Source: BGR
  4. Multi-tasking on the iPad. Source: Multiple
  5. Healthbook – a new take on Passbook for health related apps. Source: Multiple
  6. Addition of Preview app for PDF files. Source: Multiple
  7. Addition of TextEdit app for text files. Source: Multiple
  8. Tips app that provides tips on how to use the OS. Source: Multiple
  9. Shazam support for Siri. Source: Multiple
  10. Redesigned notifications with only two tabs instead of three. Source: Multiple
  11. Wireless version of CarPlay. Source: Multiple
  12. Late Addition: Home automation

Here’s the rumor scorecard:

Not True:
1. Updated Music app with the ability to play 24bit audio tracks.
2. New ear pods to listen to the enhanced audio.
3. New lightning connector.
6. Addition of Preview app for PDF files.
7. Addition of TextEdit app for text files.
8. Tips app that provides tips on how to use the OS.

True:
5. Healthbook – a new take on Passbook for health related apps.
9. Shazam support for Siri.
10. Redesigned notifications with only two tabs instead of three.
12. Home Automation

No Mention:
4. Multi-tasking on the iPad.
11. Wireless version of CarPlay

That’s a 33% success rate. Not too good if you’re an odds maker.

-ED

 

 

iOS8 Rumors – Scorecard

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What technologies have we yet to invent?

  • Ray guns – while we have lasers they’re nowhere near what we have in Sci-Fi movies. Star Wars anyone?
  • Time Machines – while this may technically be impossible. I still want it on the list.
  • Teleporters – this kind of goes with the last one.
  • Video Calls everywhere – In Back to the Future 2 Marty got fired from his job via a video call. Based on the timeline of events that should happen sometime next year…..
  • Holograms – see Star Trek
  • Androids – (no not this android) once again… see Star Trek

However….. here’s a few we almost have.

Living in the Future