With Apple’s June 10th WWDC keynote right around the corner, many are wondering what to expect Apple to unveil at the event. Noted Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple – known for his familiarity with Apple at virtually all levels – sheds some light on the matter, noting that for starters, we should not expect new iOS devices.
Dalrymple, (emphasis added):
The important thing to remember about WWDC is that it is a developer conference. It’s not a place where Apple is going to show off the newest iPhone or iPad. These are Apple’s flagship products and they demand separate events. Entire industries watch these products because they shape what will happen in the mobile space. They are that important.
So, don’t expect an iPhone or iPad at WWDC.
So, if we shouldn’t expect new iOS devices, what should we expect? Dalrymple has that cover as well (again, emphasis added)!
[…] what can we expect in the way of hardware from the conference? Personally, I would look squarely to the Mac side of Apple’s product line.
The Mac is still an important part of what Apple does, but I don’t know that Apple would hold a special event specifically for a Mac product anymore. If they did, it would have to be quite a spectacular product.
For me, the Mac products fit well with a Tim Cook keynote at WWDC. That’s all I really expect from Apple in the way of hardware at the conference.
That leaves us with the one thing that everyone does expect from the conference — the introduction of iOS7 and OS X. The operating systems are why most of the people attending WWDC go to the conference.
So there you have it – straight from a 20-year veteran of Apple journalism with an impeccable track record. Keep your eyes peeled for new Macs, and impressive changes to both iOS and OS X! I highly recommend reading Dalyrmple’s full article at The Loop, which goes on to discus what to expect from the new iOS design, and what’s reasonable to expect about the future of OS X!