WWDC 2024 reportedly a software-only event, with no new Apple hardware (including the Apple TV)

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Apple's WWDC 2024 is just a few days away, but a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman suggests we shouldn't expect hardware.

While last year saw the debut of the 15-inch MacBook Air, and rumors had suggested an Apple TV refresh could be coming this time, it appears Apple will instead focus on iOS 18, iPadOS, macOS 15 and watchOS 11, as well as updates to visionOS.

Writing in his Power On newsletter, Gurman says "There's no hardware slated to be announced at WWDC, unless Apple unexpectedly previews a new device launching later (to be clear: I don't expect that),"

That seems pretty definitive, and while Gurman had previously suggested an Apple TV hardware refresh was on the way, it appears it "isn't imminent" now - despite price drops in some European countries.

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No new Macs at WWDC

Gurman also suggests we won't see any new Mac models, noting as part of his report that the M4 Mac range "isn't coming until the fall", also noting "I hope you like AI".

That means you can expect plenty of the keynote presentation to focus on Apple's efforts in the increasingly competitive AI space.

In fact, Gurman also suggests you'll need a more recent iPhone Pro model to be able to use many of the new features, while Mac users with Intel processors could be left AI-less.

iPad Pro M4 13-inch | $1299 at Apple

iPad Pro M4 13-inch | $1299 at Apple

Seemingly the only M4 product around, the iPad Pro is expensive but it's inarguably the best Apple tablet around right now - and is perfectly poised to wield Apple's new AI tools.

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Lloyd Coombes

Lloyd Coombes is a freelance writer with a specialism in Apple tech. From his first, hand-me-down iMac, he’s been working with Apple products for over a decade, and while he loves his iPhone and Mac, the iPad will always have his heart for reasons he still can’t quite fathom. Since moving from blogging to writing professionally, Lloyd’s work can be found at TechRadar, Macworld, TechAdvisor and plenty more. He’s also the Editor in Chief at GGRecon.com, and on the rare occasion he’s not writing you’ll find him spending time with his son, or working hard at the gym (while wearing an Apple Watch, naturally). You can find him on Twitter @lloydcoombes.

  • Just_Me_D
    A few weeks away? Is WWDC 2024 not occurring on June 10th? That’s 8 days away.
  • FFR
    T minus 7 days and counting.
  • Xijah
    Hopefully the software & future updates will be worth the wait 🤩
  • Annie_M
    Hasn’t it been awhile since any hardware has been announced at WWDC?
  • EdwinG
    Annie_M said:
    Hasn’t it been awhile since any hardware has been announced at WWDC?
    1 year. The Apple Vision Pro was announced last year at WWDC.