Apple’s big annual geekfest is its Worldwide Developers’ Conference, slated this year for June 2-6. It’s usually focused on software, although there are usually small hardware-related announcements. With all the smoke surrounding Apple’s likely entry into the wearables markets, there are those who thought that WWDC would be the Grand Unveiling.
Re/code says otherwise. It’s reporting that there will be no wearable at WWDC, and no Apple TV, either. Expect instead updates to OS X and iOS.
This more or less tracks with years past. Last year, Apple unveiled Mavericks (its current OS X version) and iOS 7. Its biggest hardware announcement was the long-awaited Mac Pro, although MacBook Airs got a minor refresh. The Pro was cool, although hardly a new line of business, and the Airs just got refreshed earlier this week.
The year before was the iOS 6, the Mountain Lion version of OS X, and a sleeker form for the MacBook Pro. The anticipated iPhone 5 was a no-show. And in 2011, it was iOS5, a new version of OS X (seeing a pattern yet?), and iCloud.
So we’re with Re/code. No big hardware at WWDC. Please resume your normal breathing patterns.