I was saying just the other day that Apple hasn’t announced anything new in 2014 so far, but starting Monday at WWDC, everyone’s favourite manufacturer (ahem) is set to go into overdrive.
Indeed, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eduardo “Eddy” Cue, reckons this year’s stuff is the best he’s seen in his 25 years with Apple.
That’s the promise made by Eddy, speaking during an interview at the inaugural Code Conference, where speakers were seemingly obliged to undo their top three to four buttons. Pretty cool.
“We are not smart enough to do 100 great things,” concedes Eddy, on behalf of Apple. “We want to do a few incredible things, and that hasn’t changed. We’re going to keep going down that path.
“Later this year, we’ve got the best product pipeline that I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple.”
The much-discussed Apple iWatch will inevitably feature heavily this year (hell, I’ve mentioned it in all three news items so far today), working closely with iOS 8 with a likely focus on fitness.
The iPhone 6 will undoubtedly be a big deal, too. Literally. See, it’s tipped to touch down in two sizes, 4.7in and 5.5in, both a fair bit bigger than the existing 4in models. Heck, remember when the 4.3in HTC Desire HD was considered a beast?
Other candidates for release later this year include a Retina MacBook Air, revised Apple TV service, and inevitably some sort of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.