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iRadio likely to be announced
Thanks to a range of leaks and software investigation, rumors began to swirl last year suggesting Apple was working on a radio-like product — or iTunes streaming — dubbed iRadio. This would rival other third-party apps, such as Spotify and Pandora; both of which offer streaming music services for free and at a subscription level.
Apple still generates vast amounts of revenue from iTunes, thanks to its 30 percent cut in app downloads. Currently there are about 500 million iTunes accounts. The record labels themselves could benefit with around 70 percent of every $1 purchase in iTunes heading in their direction.
The company has also reportedly been in talks with two major music labels to bring its music-streaming service to life. Following the arrival of iTunes Match, iTunes in the Cloud, and iCloud, it could be that Apple is pushing further into the in-house iTunes market it has carved for itself in order to further expand its music offerings.
iRadio, or whatever it may be called, is expected to make an appearance this summer, likely with a later debut.
Enhancements, fixes to iCloud
iCloud remains buggy and problematic for many. "It just works," is the one tagline that those who are suffering would never associate with the cloud-based service.
It's hoped that iCloud will become more integrated as part of Apple's wider services, but focusing on getting the foundation level working properly without hassle should be a major priority.
Recent patent acquisitions could see a better navigation and file system view, while many are expecting some kind of integration with iRadio, the highly anticipated 'next move' for iTunes. But whether or not developers would be given early access to the APIs and application hooks needed to tie in with third-party applications may be one for an iPhone or iPad launch later on in the year.
Will we see an iWatch?
The rumor mill has been spinning for months on a potential iWatch product, a wristwatch like device that might resemble an alternative to those who don't want to be dogged with Google Glass.
Expected to be a similar size and shape to the fifth generation iPod nano, it could be on the cards for WWDC 2013 — should the technology be ready. It's even spurred on almost every other major mobile maker to announce in some way, shape or form that they are developing a smart watch device. While apps are unlikely to be included and little for developers to play with — perhaps more a hardware accessory opportunity — health sensors and Siri-like services could be on the cards.