Apple will be holding their traditional keynote at WWDC 2014 in its traditional slot on Monday June 2 at 10am PT. That's according to the just-published schedule on the just-released WWDC 2014 app. iMore will be there live to bring you back all the announcements as they happen. So, what are we expecting?
Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, typically kicks off the show with a general report on how Apple and the Apple Stores are doing. Could Angela Ahrendts, Apple's new SVP of retail and online stores take on the latter portion of that? It would be great to see her on stage, and it would also free up Cook to focus on once again projecting Apple's core values.
Since WWDC is a developers conference, software and services will no doubt be front and center. Craig Federighi should give us our first look at OS X 10.10, its redesign, and its new features. Likewise iOS 8 and whatever new features it has save those tied to new hardware in the fall.
Last year we got updates to the MacBook Air at WWDC but Apple has already pushed those updates out for this year. With the Mac Apple is largely constrained by Intel's chipset roadmap and release schedule. But there are other areas they could be working on. Could there be a Retina MacBook Air surprise coming our way, or could the current Retina MacBook Pro models will get updated at the show instead?
Last year Apple also gave a preview of the new Mac Pro. Updates to that hardware is again dependent on Intel, but since the Mac Pro supports 4K — as does OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, and since Apple makes Thunderbolt Displays, perhaps those two forces are destined to meet. Since panels are similar between displays and iMac, maybe there's always the potential for the desktop to go Retina as well. And, of course, the Mac mini is still awaiting its Haswell update.
The iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 have been fall stories for the last couple of years and will likely remain so. The Apple TV hasn't been updated since spring of 2012 and its interface needs some iOS 7-style love, so perhaps that's a contender for some stage time — and maybe even some game time.
The mythical iWatch, well, WWDC isn't typically a launching pad for entirely new mainstream products.
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