People familiar with Apple’s plans for the Worldwide Developers Conference in June say fans should keep their expectations on the low for any new product unveiling. Apparently, the Cupertino giant will host a software-only event.
Citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, Re/code reports that “Tim Cook will not use WWDC to unveil Apple’s mythical wearable device. Nor will he use it to show off a new Apple TV, or even preview the new software the company is developing for it.”
The sources added that “the big announcements at this year’s WWDC are going to be OS X 10.10 and iOS 8,” with the Healthbook app also rumored to make an appearance.
Nothing is said about any potential iPhone 6 announcement, but considering that the smartphone isn’t even mentioned by the sources, the chances for it to be unveiled at WWDC are quite slim.
Announced in early April, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for 2014 will be held June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West.
As usual, the five-day conference will gather coders from around the world to talk about the future of iOS and OS X, “giving them the latest tools and technologies to continue creating the most innovative apps for the millions of iOS and Mac customers worldwide,” Apple said.
Featuring more than 100 technical sessions hosted by Apple engineers, WWDC is chock full of hands-on labs and insightful demos that help developers integrate the latest coding methods and technologies to polish their apps. The event also includes the Apple Design Awards, which highlights the best-designed pieces of software on both desktop and mobile platforms.
“We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Every year the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps.”
Tickets for the event have long sold out, but last time we heard Apple was reaching out to a handful of unlucky developers who didn’t initially nab a ticket to re-sell them unclaimed seats.
Following the opening keynote on June 2, Apple will most likely offer preview versions of OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 to registered developers.