iOS 8, iPhone 6, iWatch, Apple TV – What’s In Store For WWDC?

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iOS 8, iPhone 6, iWatch, Apple TV – What’s In Store For WWDC?
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We have been waiting to hear of something new from  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for some time. The hierarchy of the company has proclaimed that Apple will reveal new product lines in due course, but the silence which tends to accompany Apple’s manoeuvrings has been deafening since. But with Apple upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference on the horizon, will we hear of any new Apple innovations that are in the pipeline?

iPhone 6

There are four big products that everyone is waiting for with baited breath from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), yet none of them have been officially confirmed yet. Nevertheless, two of them seem absolutely certain. We know from various leaks and rumors that a new iPhone 6 will be released at some point this year, and one doesn’t exactly need to be Nostradamus to predict this anyway. The flagship smartphone is still Apple’s biggest seller and is absolutely critical to the company’s business model at this point in time.

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iOS 8

The second is very much a companion to the iPhone 6 – iOS 8. An updated version of the Apple operating system is expected to be bundled with the next iPhone when it is released, and Apple could use the Worldwide Developers Conference to unveil iOS 8 and promote some of its new features.

iOS 8, iPhone 6, iWatch, Apple TV - What's In Store For WWDC?

iWatch

While the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 seem racing certainties to hit the public domain in 2014, other products which could be unveiled at the conference are less certain, at least in terms of their release date. The first of these, the iWatch, has been the talk of Apple blogs and websites for quite some time, and it seems almost inevitable that  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working on some sort of smart watch behind the scenes. The Register even reported yesterday that Chinese production sources have already claimed that the iWatch is under production. Whether or not this is correct, Apple could choose to fill us in on the latest during the Worldwide Developers Conference.

iOS 8, iPhone 6, iWatch, Apple TV - What's In Store For WWDC?

Apple TV

And another potential Apple product which is seen as a no-brainer is the Apple TV. Such a product has been rumored for some time, and it has even been reported by Bloomberg that Apple has been in negotiations with Time Warner regarding such a product. While an Apple TV release could be further into the future than any of the iPhone 6, iOS 8 or the iWatch, the company could choose to confirm its existence during the upcoming conference.

However, although Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans may have high hopes of some exciting news emanating from the Worldwide Developers Conference, numerous media have been carrying reports today which might disappoint. Business Insider states that neither the iWatch or the Apple TV will be revealed during this big Apple event which will take place in June. Instead, the publication surmises that the emphasis at this year’s conference will be very much on the new iOS 8 operating system, and that we will have to wait longer still for the iWatch or Apple TV to be confirmed.

This may be anti-climactic for many awaiting news of these products, but one thing is for certain. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) does things at its own pace, on its own terms.

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  1. Apple rarely announces new hard at WWDC – certainly not new product categories like the so called iWatch. Further, Apple has never announced details about the next iPhone or Apple TV at WWDC.

    So, while these may be the seminal launches for this year… you will not hear a squeak about them in June.

    WWDC will be what WWDC has always been… where developers learn and hear about Apple’s development platforms, operating systems, tools, APIs, etc. So, you will hear a lot about iOS, OSX, Xcode, new APIs, etc. From this you will be able to infer some of what may be planned for the next hardware upgrade cycle.

    Yes, of course there will be some hardware talk, Airport, Time Capsule, Mac Pro (basically, stuff that apple wants developers to build into their code logic).

  2. I refuse to believe in the “iWatch” until I hear Apple announce one. Apple wants iPhone users to advertise their product. That means White headphones, and holding their phone in their hand. The last thing Apple wants is a device that makes it so you never need to pull it out.

    There also won’t be a “5.5” Apple Phablet”. The last thing Apple wants is a device that would interfere with iPad Mini sales. A 5.5″ iPhone not only goes against their business model, but makes no sense – given their track record.

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