Despite the rumor mill working overtime in the run-up to WWDC 2020, there was no hardware presented at all.
2020 iMac was nowhere to be seen
There’ve been rumors for months that Apple has a redesigned iMac waiting in the wings. And a tip a few weeks ago pointed to the debut being at today’s keynote for WWDC 2020. Obviously, it didn’t happen.
But that doesn’t mean the 2020 iMac is a pipe dream. Trusted TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted Sunday that this desktop all-in-one will launch in the July-to-September period.
It’s attracted so much attention because the redesign of the 2020 iMac will supposedly be inspired by iPad Pro. That could leave it looking like the Apple Pro Display XDR. It’s allegedly the biggest change to this desktop computer in many years.
No sign of AirTags or HomePod 2 at WWDC 2020, either
Apple is supposedly working on locator tags dubbed AirTags. These promise to help users locate bags, keys and assorted other valuables. They’ve been rumored for some time, and evidence keeps mounting that they’re on the way. But Apple chose not to announce them at WWDC 2020.
The same goes for the rumored new HomePod. The current smart speaker debuted in 2017, and recent price reductions have been interpreted to mean Apple is trying to clear out old stock to make room for a new model.
This could be a smaller, more-affordable version of the speaker. That’s an oft-requested product, as the current HomePod starts at $299.
Like the iMac, the fact that AirTags and HomePod 2 didn’t debut at WWDC 2020 doesn’t mean they’re not coming soon. Information from multiple sources have pointed to them being in development for many months. They’re as confirmed as any unannounced products can be. They’ll just have to hold onto that status for a while longer.