Here’s everything Apple didn’t announce at WWDC

The WWDC20 keynote included official announcements for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7, the move to custom silicon ARM for Mac, and much more. However, there are a number of things that Apple did not reveal. Let’s take a look at everything Apple didn’t announce at WWDC.

It was a busy week with many exciting announcements. In particular, the first fully virtual WWDC went smoothly, and many developers shared positive feedback. Some even ask Apple to use the online format in the future. One of the biggest positives was that many more people were able to participate this year compared to a traditional WWDC in-person event.

For a recap of everything Apple revealed, check out our detailed WWDC recap here. Now let’s delve into everything that Apple did not announce.

Everything Apple didn’t announce at WWDC

IMac redesigned

Just two weeks before the WWDC keynote, we heard a rumor from the Sonny Dickson filter that Apple planned to present a redesigned iMac at the annual conference with slimmer bezels and updated internal components like an Apple T2 chip and AMD Navi GPU. The next day, iMac stocks in Apple’s online store were running low, potentially pointing to a new iMac.

However, that didn’t happen at WWDC, and in fact, no new hardware (outside of the ARM Mac mini DTK) was announced throughout the week. But Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the new iMac, which he says will be Apple’s last with an Intel chip, should arrive between July and September. It may not be long before we find out about the iMac that Dickson predicted. Notably, Kuo also expects a redesigned 24-inch iMac with Apple’s ARM Silicon to arrive sometime between the end of 2020 and March 2021.

ARM Mac Consumer Oriented

An exciting and anticipated announcement during the main presentation was Apple’s transition from Intel chips for its Macs to ARM-based custom Apple Silicon. Not surprisingly, Apple didn’t announce the first Mac to launch with the new CPU architecture for consumers, but it did open the Developer Transition Kit that includes a Mac mini with an A12Z Bionic processor.

We also received no mention of what the first consumer-oriented Mac will be with Apple Silicon, but CEO Tim Cook revealed that it will ship later this year and that the company is planning a two-year transition.

Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that it will be the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro that will take advantage of Apple’s custom silicon first.

Apple Watch Blood Oxygen Sensor

In March, we exclusively reported that support for Apple Watch blood oxygen monitoring (SpO2) could be on the way after finding evidence of the feature in an earlier version of iOS 14. As we noted at the time, it certainly could be the in case new Apple Watch 6 hardware is required to use the feature. While Apple didn’t share anything about this in conjunction with the watchOS 7 announcement, we’re excited about the prospect of it coming in September.

AirPods studio

Apple headphones

We first discovered the icons of Apple’s upcoming in-ear headphones in March in an earlier version of iOS 14. Since then, we’ve heard snippets about more details for the upcoming release on the popular AirPods lineup.

Bloomberg They reported that they will come with interchangeable magnetic ear cushions and headband and should be released sometime this year. Ming-Chi Kuo also predicted a unique magnetic design with production starting in “mid 2020,” alluding to a debut in late summer or early fall.

In May, 9to5Mac Several sources have heard that Apple’s new over-the-ear headphones will feature neck / head and left / right ear detection along with custom equalizer settings. Meanwhile, Jon Prosser said the name will be AirPods Studio priced at $ 349 and previously that Apple was looking to announce them at WWDC.

After all, Apple didn’t release its over-ear headphones at WWDC, but if Kuo’s production forecast is correct, they could be on the way now and ready for a release sometime in the coming months.

Air tags

In April 2019, 9to5Mac It exclusively reported that Apple was working on a Tile-like tracking device. We later found out that he was using the AirTag name for the product. Just two months ago, Apple accidentally revealed the name of AirTags in a support video on YouTube before quickly removing it.

It seems like it’s been a long way to see the AirTags launch and this week at WWDC showed that we’ll have to wait a little longer. At the beginning of the year, Ming-Chi Kuo set a Q3 launch for this new product.

Apple TV updated

Dolby Vision on Apple TV 4K

Speaking of a long way, the Apple TV 4K was released in 2017, it has an A10X Fusion processor and is still the company’s flagship set-top box. This year we have been discovering clues about a new Apple TV that could have an A12 or A13 chip, as well as a new remote control.

We also heard the rumor that the next Apple TV might come with higher storage levels, a kid mode, Screen Time, and more.

There was no mention of new Apple TV hardware at WWDC when tvOS 14 was announced. Every time we see the next-generation Apple TV, a price drop could do a lot for Apple to regain lost ground for its competitors who have been selling set-top boxes. / 4K sticks for a fraction of the price.


In addition to the all-new design expected for the iPhone 12 line to debut this fall, we have plenty of exciting Apple products in the queue. What are you most excited to see unveiled in the coming months? Let us know in the comments below!

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