Over the past few years we’ve been conditioned to accept that annual events like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and Google’s I/O have become more developer-centric, with hardware likely following at a later date.
As such, we weren’t getting particularly excited about next month’s WWDC 2014 in California, but rumour winds bring the smell of freshly baked Apple hardware.
That’s the story over on 9to5mac, with credit going to anonymous, er, “sources”.
Front-runners include a revamped Apple TV product, the much-discussed Apple iWatch, and the seemingly inevitable Retina MacBook Air, the latter following logically from the Retina MacBook Pro.
Outsiders at this stage include the iPhone 6 (in two sizes), iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 (though we haven’t heard a peep about those two yet), and the iPad Pro (aimed at the enterprise and education markets). Chances are it’ll be later in the year for all of those, but you never know.
In any case, we’ll undoubtedly hear more about iOS 8, which is tipped to throw in a bunch of iWatch-related health features, and possibly split-screen multitasking for the iPad (about time).
Space year 2014AD is racing along at an alarming rate, and indeed WWDC 2014 goes down in less than two weeks. June! How the heck did that happen?