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Apple Set to Unveil New Hardware at WWDC

by Todd Haselton | May 21, 2014May 21, 2014 7:50 am PST

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Apple fans, we have some good news to kick off your Wednesday. While most pundits suggested Apple was going to keep quiet on the hardware front during WWDC this year, instead focusing on updates to iOS and OS X, a new report suggests that actually won’t be the case. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, who sports a pretty perfect track record, says he has learned that Apple will indeed announce new hardware during WWDC 2014.

Unfortunately we don’t know exactly what kind of hardware Apple is going to announce. It seems way too early for a new iPhone, which isn’t expected until September, but other rumors have suggested that Apple is working to launch a brand new version of its Apple TV product, complete with its own possible app store.

Also, we’ve long heard rumors of an iWatch, and if Apple plans to talk about iOS 8 and Healthbook, it would make sense to talk about the iWatch as well – if it’s ready9to5Mac thinks it’s more likely that we’ll see Apple talk about a new MacBook Air with Retina Display. That’s not as exciting as an iWatch, but new hardware is new hardware and we’ll take what we can get.

On the software front, Gurman said we can expect Apple to reveal OS X 10.10, which has been “completely redesigned,” tweaks to Apple Maps, new software features for the iPad, presumably split-screen multitasking, and iOS 8. WWDC kicks off on June 2, and the industry has been waiting for Apple to make good on its promise to enter exciting new product categories this year. Hopefully we get a taste of that next month.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...