One of the biggest features of iOS 6 is expected to be a new Maps application built in to the software. The updated mapping solution is believed to replace data from Google with Apple's own software and data developed in-house.
Apple is also expected to provide updates to iCloud, its cloud-based service that launched late last year. Recent leaks have suggested that Apple plans to add Notes and Reminders as well as banner notifications to its iCloud website.
On the hardware front, Apple is also prepared to introduce a number of new Macs powered by Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors. AppleInsider last week revealed a leaked list of part numbers that suggest the company will revamp nearly its entire Mac lineup.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple will introduce a new MacBook series that it intends to replace the MacBook Pro brand by 2013. The new MacBook is expected to be thinner and lighter than the MacBook Pro, but will offer the same performance, without a built-in optical drive.
Recent rumors have also suggested that Apple will update its all-in-one iMac desktop, along with the high-end Mac Pro, with newer and faster hardware in the near future, likely at this week's WWDC.
This year's conference is also noteworthy because it is the first to be held since the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs late last year. At the 2011 WWDC keynote, Jobshelped to introduce iOS 5, OS X 10.7 Lion, and iCloud.
AppleInsider will be providing live coverage of Apple's keynote presentation from the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.
Up-to-the-second coverage will be available when the event begins at this link at live.appleinsider.com. There is no need to reload the page, as ScribbleLive will automatically update throughout the event.
From: Appleinsider Staff