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WWDC 2014 Annual Predictions

WWDC 2014 is just around the corner now, so it's time for our annual show predictions. This year we decided to present it based on percentage chance of a particular item being announced at WWDC, in the Fall 2014 or Winter 2015.

Based upon our own internal information, colleges input and rumors here is what we are expecting to be announced and/or launched at WWDC 2014 and beyond.

WWDC 14 Hardware Announcements

Item WWDC 2014 Fall 2014 Winter 2015
iMac Update 75% 25%
iPhone 6/Air 70% 30%
12" MacBook Air (A8 processor running iOS) 25% 25% 50%
iWatch 20% 80%
Apple TV (or iTV) 10% 30% 60%

WWDC 14 Software Announcements

Item WWDC 2014 Fall 2014 Winter 2015
OS X 10.10 100%
iOS 8 100%
Updated Maps 100%
Healthbook app 80% 10% 10%
iHome 70% 10% 15%

Much of what Apple announces will coincide with their next generation iPhone, or highly rumored iWatch launch, which links much of iHome and Healthbook apps. Thus, much of what may or may not be announced will be largely based on Apple’s hardware announcements at the show show. 

Overall, an iMac update and an all-new iPhone are both likely highly to arrive at WWDC. From all the information we have received, the iPhone 6 (likely rebranded as iPhone Air) is ready to go to market, and should begin shipping in the U.S. and other major markets within two to three weeks within the announcement. This will be a shocking development for Apple’s competitors, but this is exactly what Apple is aiming to do. A WWDC iPhone launch leaves the fall timeframe open for an entirely new market entry product, likely the rumored iWatch or heavily revamped Apple TV.

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3 Comments

  1. R. ~ May 29, 2014 12:15

    70 % probability of iPhone 6/Air? You can't be serious. #
  2. Chris ~ May 29, 2014 13:39

    The software predictions seems okay, but these hardware predictions are way off. The rock solid Jim Dalrymple already gave a "nope" to the iMac updates at WWDC. The leaks from the supply chain for the iPhone 6 don't indicate it's any farther along than it has been at this point in previous years, which lends itself to a traditional fall release (not to mention the blocking of Apple retail vacations during that time frame). #
  3. Stephen ~ May 29, 2014 13:45

    No time off in the fall being blocked out could be for anything - a new AppleTV or iWatch - anything. It may be for the iPhone, but lets hope the iPhone arrives now, and a new gizmo arrives in the fall! #

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