No Apple iWatch or iPhone 6 at WWDC Keynote


Apple held the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote this morning and the speculated announcements of the iPhone 6, iWatch, and updated Apple TV were missing. Apple instead focused on the followup to OS X Mavericks and iOS 7. One tease to the audience was a speakerphone call to the company’s newest employee, Dr. Dre, however no mention of Beats Electronics of Beats Music was made.

OS X Yosemite took the stage first for Apple. The followup OS to Mavericks will be available for free in the fall of 2014. At first look Yosemite appeared to be just a refined Mavericks release. However, as the keynote went on, it was apparent that there was more under the hood of Yosemite and more features added to the OS or improved upon. Notifications Center was revamped to offer more customization to give users a better view of the day ahead. The Spotlight tool received a total redesign that appears to become a much better tool for searching a user’s computer, email, web and more. Both Mail and Safari received some interesting updates that could potentially sway users away from third party applications.

The major news from Apple with Yosemite was the more inclusive tie in to iOS. Users will find a new ability to answer a call to an iPhone from a Mac desktop or MacBook computer. When a user’s iPhone rings, a notification pops up on the desktop of the Mac, showing caller ID and allows the option to answer right from the desktop, even if the iPhone is in a pocket, across the room charging, or elsewhere nearby. Searches done in Contacts or on the web can give users the ability to call from the computer connected to an iPhone to the phone number selected. No need to jot the number down on a piece of paper anymore.

The anticipation was growing with near 6,000 developers in attendance as the keynote switched from Yosemite to iOS 8. Speculation going into the WWDC keynote was that Apple would reveal the new iPhone 6 and possibly the iWatch. The iPhone maker showed off a number of refinements to the newest iOS, bringing in some of the same updates to Safari and Mail that OS X Yosemite offered. One interesting addition to iOS 8 may be the ability to also answer the iPhone with the iPad in a similar way to answering in Yosemite. As the basic introduction of iOS 8 shifted to applications, no word was made on new devices.

Next up for Apple was the HealthKit app. The rumored Healthbook iOS application ended up being much more inclusive for users than anticipated. The rumors around the app were accurate leading up to the keynote, offering the collection of users vitals, daily exercise, and a tease of a digital wearable kept hope alive for a larger announcement that may come. The app went beyond the rumors with the announcement that users will have the option to share the data collected to doctors. A number of different health care providers have already signed on with HealthKit. This will give healthcare providers the ability to use patients HealthKit data to provide more precise care. Along the introduction of HealthKit, Apple revealed HomeKit that allows control the electronic devices in users home with the iPhone and iPad.

As the keynote moved into the next section, those hoping for Kobe Bryant to walk out on stage sporting a new iWatch were instead taken to a iOS application development talk. Information on new app design programs that are now available to developers led to the end of the iOS introduction and ended the WWDC keynote. No new Apple TV, no iPhone 6 and no iWatch. The keynote was directed at software only, leaving speculation open for when Apple will announce new hardware.

By Carl Auer

Observations from the WWDC Keynote

27 Responses to "No Apple iWatch or iPhone 6 at WWDC Keynote"

  1. Chris Fano   June 4, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Can’t believe everyone still taking about the galaxy brand when LG has been building much better phones lately, they are the ones to watch!!

  2. Mars   June 4, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Based on what? A gut feeling? Apple dominates half the mobile devices market in the us. And is one of the most profitable companies in the world. They revolutionized the cel phone industry, the computer industry, tablet computer industry, and now for some reason because your pissed that everyone has the same phone (which must say another thing about apple). Btw galaxy as ou were calling it….has payed several millions to apple for infringements on patents….which they are still being sued for, and continue to pay. I don prefer apple over Samsung. But I will say that what you said is retarded.

  3. Steve   June 3, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I always wanted an iPhone, but being with Sprint I would have to wait. That day came and went years ago with me wondering why do so many people like this phone. My first Galaxy S1 (if you want to call it that) already had swype, voice to text, panorama picture taking capabilities, widgets, and I could go on and on but not going to bore you with what you already know. It’s sad really, but Apple keeps shooting themselves in the foot. Being in the wireless industry for the past four years, I have never seen so many iPhone users so frustrated wind up switching to the Galaxy brand. My prediction is Apple will be the next BlackBerry by 2020. What do you all think?

    • Citizen-Erased   June 4, 2014 at 7:29 am

      I think that it doesn’t matter. I think its annoying that you feel the need to come on here and make dumb comments about phones and push your preference on everyone else. Why do you care what people prefer? No one cares about how your galaxy has swype and panorama. I swear it’s like android users are the nutcase type of Christians and their little android base is their Jesus. They always feel the need to inject themselves into topics about apple products and mention how they love android and apple is the devil and blah blah blah. Come off it. People prefer different things. Deal with it.

      • Restored Citizen   June 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm

        No, YOU come off it!

  4. AppleCrumble   June 3, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Apple is always a big let down. They are more keen to promote how “good” things look or how “beautiful” their software or hardware looks, not what it does.
    Without Steve Jobs, Apple has become very superficial. Oh sorry, did I just make the understatement of the year. LOL
    So many people were looking forward to hearing about iWatch and many were looking forward to iPhone 6. But not a mention on either. Oh well, maybe next year. In the mean time, Samsung, Sony and whoever else are set to release a phone watch this year.
    Apple have slipped big time. Doh, there I go again making understatements. LOL

    • Citizen-Erased   June 4, 2014 at 7:34 am

      They’re probably just going to announce those things later. Patience people. It amazes me how people think their lives NEED this special new product they don’t even know exists RIGHT NOW. People need to chill. It’s like we get the latest devices and never like what we have because we always want the newer one to arrive. The stuff we all have currently is amazing! Can we just slow it down and get a chance to enjoy it for more than 10 months at a time?

  5. Jaylan Scott   June 2, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    -_- All the new devices are revealed the day after the keynote.

    • AppleCrumble   June 3, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Oh reallyyyy! LOL Well it’s the day after the keynote and no sign of any NEW devices. LOL

  6. Jason   June 2, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I was underwhelmed too

  7. Bobby   June 2, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Word. Tony is tots gay

  8. somedude   June 2, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Tony is gay

  9. tony   June 2, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    what a joke Apple always lets us down. They make such a big deal out of their software updates which in themselves are a joke.

  10. more smarter than tom   June 2, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    ha ha, tom is more dumber!

  11. binod   June 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    every one waiting for iphn 6 so apple should be pesent as soon as possible

  12. discreetflyers   June 2, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    He did that on purpose.

  13. Leon   June 2, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Do you mean grammar?

  14. carol   June 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Pretty much what I expected. Once again, the months of countless “analysts” predicting a June release date for the new iPhone were wrong. Not even a reveal. Won’t stop them from predicting the same thing for the 6S next year though.

    Also, I’m still laughing about the morons that expected TextEdit and Preview to be added to iOS. We do not need 2 apps that are slightly different than 2 already-included apps: Notes and Photos. Glad the Health app was pretty much on point though.

  15. Tom   June 2, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Marcel Andrews needs a lesson from iGrammer. If you’re going to complain about Apple, learn the difference between “there,” their,” and “they’re.”

    • Uh oh! You made yourself look silly.   June 2, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Tom, perhaps iGrammar?

      • Android 1,000,000,000   June 2, 2014 at 6:37 pm

        Lol you made my day

  16. Ron Aquino   June 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Bored with their secrets

  17. John   June 2, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Sad. The post Steve Jobs apple leaves much to be desired.

  18. Carl Auer   June 2, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks for the comments everyone. It was very disappointing that there was not a new product release. I knew it was not going to happen when they showed the image on the big screen of the iPad box and iPhone box. It was a 5s box. There was one image they had that appeared to be a new, thinner phone which got my hopes up, but looking at the images later I could see it was the 5s and not a 6.

  19. Johnjallen   June 2, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    What were you watching Dean? All the demos were done on an iPhone 5s. Derp.

  20. Marcel Andrews   June 2, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    They are so slow compared to the competition. They bore me with there secrets.

  21. Dean Johnson   June 2, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    All of the iOS demo screens included a new iPhone form factor and no iPhone. Uncharacteristically sloppy for Apple.


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