Echoing a report suggesting Apple’s upcoming WWDC would focus mainly on software, sources speaking with Re/code said no iWatch or Apple TV are expected at the event. The absence of Apple’s mythical iWatch is easier to stomach considering we only have some key hires to suggest the company is getting into wearables. But an updated set-top box is something we’ve expected for months now, and each successive report says it’s being pushed back.
If you’ve been anticipating the debut of some new category-defining hardware at Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, a word of advice: Dial back your expectations or be disappointed. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell Code/red 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. Which makes perfect sense, really. There’s little point in Apple unveiling a new OS in advance of a significant hardware update. As 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman reported Thursday, the big announcements at this year’s WWDC are going to be OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 and, perhaps,the rumored Healthbook app, Apple’s coming foray into health and fitness tracking.