We already reported that an analyst from Citigroup Global Securities issued a report stating that Apple would be releasing the next-generation iPhone and iPad in September/October and not at the WWDC 2013. In case you needed more proof that no new iOS hardware is going to be revealed at the WWDC 2013, The Loop has now posted their expectations of this years WWDC.
The first point they bring up relates to the fact that the WWDC is a developer conference.
It’s not a place where Apple is going to show off the newest iPhone or iPad. These are Apple’s flagship products and they demand separate events. Entire industries watch these products because they shape what will happen in the mobile space. They are that important.
So, don’t expect an iPhone or iPad at WWDC.
The WWDC 2013 may be home to some hardware announcements though! It is very likely that Apple could announce some hardware refreshes of its Mac lineup. When you think about it, it would be very unlikely for Apple to host a separate event just to talk about Mac products. If they did, it would have to be quite a spectacular product.
Refreshed Macs would fit well with a Tim Cook keynote at the WWDC and considering Intel is hyping up its Haswell processors they could very well make their way into the next-generation MacBooks or even iMacs.
So, don’t get your hopes up about a new iPhone or iPad at the WWDC 2013 and don’t wine that the keynote was a bust when it doesn’t happen. If you are at all intelligent you will realize it just doesn’t make sense for the fruit company to refresh flagship products at a developer event.