In around 12 hours, Apple will kick off its first-ever virtual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a much-anticipated keynote that expects to provide plenty of announcement for its products. However, we might not see new hardware though.
Prominent serial leakers, Jon Prosser and Max Weinbach have separately pointed out that there will be no new hardware present at WWDC 2020’s keynote. Given the fact that WWDC is a developer-oriented event and focused heavily on software, this decision is not exactly out of place and has happened plenty of times in previous editions.
I had two sources tell me no hardware for WWDC tomorrow. They aren’t on WWDC related teams but heard it through the Apple grapevine. I’d take this with a grain of salt, but thought it was worth mentioning.
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) June 21, 2020
Looking like any possible hardware has been scrapped for WWDC tomorrow 🤔
Might be wrong about this one. Would love to be wrong!
I’ll be surprised with all of you, either way!
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) June 21, 2020
Nevertheless, numerous hardware products did make their debut at WWDC including the Pro Display XDR and the third-generation Mac Pro which were announced at last year’s event. In 2017, there were also the refreshed variant for iMac, MacBook, and MacBook as well as iMac Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and HomePod.
Even though there might not be new hardware, many will be observing WWDC 2020 closely due to persistent rumours that suggests Apple will be announcing its plan to switch from Intel to its own ARM-based processor for Mac at the event. So, do stay tuned to find out whether this rumour is right on point or otherwise.