It’s a big week for the tech industry as Apple, Microsoft and Sony prepare for their biggest events of the year.
At its World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco, on Monday afternoon, people in the know say that Apple going to announce iOS 7, updates to hardware and software, as well as a slew of new design updates.
9to5 Mac reports that Apple could unveil a new “flat” redesign for iOS. Additionally, there are rumors that the new update will increase functionality with Vimeo and Flickr to make posting videos and pictures an easier process for users. Also, it seems that Apple will be releasing updates to MacBooks, OS X and an update to iTunes which will contain a new streaming music service.
Apple will be streaming the WWDC event this afternoon, starting at 1:00pm EST, however only users using a Mac running Safari, iOS, or Apple TV will be able to watch the stream.
Additionally, gamers have the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles to look forward to. Sony and Microsoft will be announcing new details about the Playstation 4 and Xbox One at their keynote presentations.
IGN will be streaming Microsoft and Sony keynote conferences on Monday afternoon and evening at 12:30pm EDT and 9:00pmEDT respectively.
Microsoft is expected to make announcements about new games and services. It is likely that Microsoft will place an emphasis on motion-games in order to take advantage of the built-in Kinect motion sensor in each console. Additionally, the new online features will likely be addressed in greater detail.
Sony is expected to finally display the console box of the long-awaited Playstation 4. At the original announcement, only the controller and gameplay were dislayed. Additionally, fans can expect to hear about new features, games and services that should also be announced as the release of the console grows closer.
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