This week in tech news – WWDC 2013, AT&T changes upgrade policies, GamePop to run iOS.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is scheduled to begin tomorrow, June 10 10AM Pacific/1PM Eastern. Traditionally, WWDC’s Keynote is used to announce new technologies and software. In 2012, the Keynote included new models of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Retina, OSX Mountain Lion and iOS 6. This time of year always brings a lot of speculation of what Apple will announce. Some of the predictions this year include iOS 7, OS 10.9, Airdrop for iOS, iRadio and a refresh of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers.
AT&T Changes Upgrade Policies
Starting today, AT&T has changed its upgrade policies to a 24-month minimum tern before customers are able to receive upgrades on handsets or devices. Prior to today, customers could upgrade after 20 months of their contract had been fulfilled. This move aligns AT&T’s policy with Verizon Wireless.
GamePop to Run iOS
GamePop, a new TV game console, is reported to fun iOS applications with virtualization. This will be the first non-Apple device to run iOS. Applications will run on the console through emulation software. BlueStacks, the developer of GamePop, claims that this console will be running iOS without using any of Apple’s code. GamePop will also run Google’s Android platform and will require a subscription of $6.99/month.