Apple's Worldwide Developers’ Conference is scheduled to kick off on June 2 in San Francisco, California. The company is expected to unveil iOS 8 and possibly introduce Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre in their new executive roles. According to Billboard.com, the duo will make an appearance if the rumored $3.2 billion deal between Apple and Beats Electronics goes through like it is supposed to later this week. However, the main focus of the event should be on iOS 8 which will introduce a slew of new features for Apple products.
On Tuesday, an unnamed 9to5Mac source revealed that the iPad will finally receive multitasking capabilities. The new feature will allow users to access two apps simultaneously and give developers a way to design apps that can interact with each other.
Apple may also announce its new "Healthbook" application. According to Reuters, the company has been building a team of "senior medical technology executives" to work on a suite of apps that would allow Apple products to connect to other medical/fitness devices. Healthbook is widely expected to be the main focus point of Apple's rumored iWatch. If the rumors are true, Apple may hold off unveiling its new health features until the iWatch is officially announced.
Other possible iOS 8 improvements include new iCloud applications, new iCloud developer tools, a better Maps app with transit directions and of course speed/performance enhancements plus other UI tweaks.Apple may also announce OS X 10.10. The new OS codenamed "Syra" is rumored to feature AirDrop support, a new design language and Siri support.