Apple tipped to announce new hardware at WWDC; will it be the Apple iWatch at long last?

Apple tipped to announce new hardware at WWDC; will it be the Apple iWatch at long last?
WWDC 2014 is set to kick off on June 2nd, which is a week from next Monday. With time creeping up toward the event, Apple has announced WWDC 2.0 for the iPhone and iPad. The updated app revamps the UI to match iOS 7, and comes with a change in the color of the icon from deep purple to a bright orange. The app also includes a schedule of each day's events, which will come in handy if you're going to be attending. And if you're not attending, videos from different sessions will be streamed through the app.

During WWDC, we should see Apple introduce iOS 8 with the new Healthbook fitness tracking app. And we also are getting a surprise. According to a report published on Wednesday, Apple is rumored to be introducing new hardware during the conference. That could mean anything, although earlier this year there were rumors that Apple would introduce the long-awaited iWatch during WWDC. That would make a lot of sense. If Healthbook is going to be revealed during the conference as the app where all of your medical metrics are stored and analyzed, you would expect to see Apple show off the hardware involved in capturing those readings. And that is where the Apple iWatch comes into play.

As far as the Apple iPhone is concerned, back in January, one analyst called for Apple to introduce a 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 and a 5.7 Apple iPhone phablet at WWDC. According to this rumor, the Apple iPhone 6 would be released shortly after the developer conference, with the larger iPhone phablet getting released later in the year. With other rumors calling for the new Apple iPhone model (s) to be introduced later this year, we will just have to wait to see what the mystery hardware announcement will be, if indeed there is one. Luckily, we don't have much long to wait.


source: WWDC via 9to5Mac (1), (2)

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