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Don’t expect new hardware at WWDC 2018

by Brandon Russell | May 31, 2018May 31, 2018 11:30 am PST

At WWDC next week, don’t expect Apple to show off any new hardware. According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino company is working on refreshing its core lineup of hardware products, including the Apple Watch, MacBook, and iPad, but none of them will make an appearance at the annual developers conference.

Instead, Bloomberg claims these devices will be introduced at a later date but doesn’t specify when. There’s a small chance we may see the iPhone SE 2 or a more affordable HomePod under the Beats brand, but that seems unlikely after today’s report.

Although upgrades to Apple’s core products aren’t expected to be unveiled at WWDC, Bloomberg does provide a few details for what to expect when they are eventually revealed.

  • MacBook and MacBook Pro will reportedly receive upgraded internals, including new Intel Corp. chips. A new low-cost laptop is also said to succeed the MacBook Air.
  • An iPad Pro with Face ID is allegedly on the way, with the possibility of improved Pencil support.
  • Bloomberg claims Apple has two new Apple watch models in the works, both of which will include larger edge-to-edge displays.

So, if no new hardware is expected, what will Apple show off? The same Bloomberg report claims Apple will introduce a “Digital Health” feature to iOS 12, along with other minor features like new Animoji and the ability to snooze notifications.

We’ll find out what Apple has planned when the company takes the stage next Monday.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.