Friday, May 02, 2014, 11:50 am PT (02:50 pm ET)
Apple will not unveil 'iWatch' or next-gen Apple TV at WWDC - reportConsumers hoping Apple chief Tim Cook would take advantage of next month's Worldwide Developers Conference to announce the hotly-anticipated "iWatch" or long-awaited Apple TV revamp are likely to be disappointed, as the event will reportedly not include debuts for either of those new products.
Apple's annual developer meeting will instead focus on software, according to Re/code. Specifically, Apple will push Mac OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 to the forefront, similar to what the company has done at WWDC in recent years.
Few details about the next iteration of Apple's now-13-year-old desktop operating system have emerged in the run-up to next month's event, though many expect the venerable software to receive an aesthetic overhaul similar to the one bestowed on iOS 7 by recently-crowned design czar Jony Ive. Also unknown is what name Apple will give OS X 10.10 after last year's switch from big cats to scenic California locations.
iOS 8, meanwhile, is expected to remain visually similar but receive a slew of refinements. Among those believed to be in the offing are new point-of-interest and public transportation options for Maps and a new "Healthbook" app designed to operate as a centralized hub for "quantified self" devices that interact with the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
The 2014 edition of Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference kicks off at San Francisco's Moscone Center on June 2. AppleInsider will be on hand to provide live coverage from Apple's keynote address.
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