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What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2013: iOS 7, OS X 10.9, new Macs, iPhone 6, iPad 5?

Ashleigh Allsopp | May 16, 2013
Apple's WWDC will kick off on 10 June. Here's what you should expect to see, and what you shouldn't

We think it's unlikely that Apple will unveil any new iPads at WWDC. Instead, it's probable that Apple will hold a separate special event in autumn to show of its new tablet products.

We say: unlikely for now

Bigger iPhone
Despite some rumours suggesting otherwise, Tim Cook has said that the Apple won't be launching a bigger iPhone until building one doesn't require any "trade-offs" in order to accommodate a larger display.

"My view continues to be that the iPhone 5 has the best display in the industry," he said. "Some customers value large screen size, others value also other factors, such as resolution, colour quality, white balance, brightness, reflectivity, screen longevity, power consumption, portability, compatibility apps, many things," he said.

"Our competitors have made some significant trade-offs in many of these areas in order to ship a larger display," Cook added. "We would not ship a larger-display iPhone while these trade-offs exist."

We say: very unlikely

iWatch
Tim Cook has confirmed that Apple is working on "exciting new product categories," which many believe will be a smartwatch - dubbed iWatch. However, he said that we shouldn't expect to see these new products 2014.

Rumours of an iWatch have been hot topic so far this year, with sources claiming that Apple has a team of 100 people working on the product.

Further evidence came in the form of an Apple patent application in February, which describes a wearable computer with a flexible display that can snap around the wrist to become a smart watch.

We say: unlikely

Apple Television
Apple could be planning to launch a revolutionary 60in 'iTV' television set that is operated using an 'iRing' motion controller late this year, according to Topeka Capital's Brian White.

Following meetings with Chinese and Taiwanese Apple component suppliers, White says that he's learned that Apple's smart TV will go on sale later this year.

In March, we shared new Apple television rumours that suggested Apple is currently working on a 4K Ultra HD television set ahead of a late 2013 or early 2014 launch date.

While many are still skeptical about the idea of an Apple television set, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is a big believer in the product, and has been insisting that Apple will launch such gadget since 2009. His latest prediction also agrees that the iTV will finally come to light this year.

 

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