Apple's Wordwide Developers Conference, an annual confab that allows the company to connect with developers and show off its latest hardware and software, is scheduled to convene in mid-June.
Tickets went on sales April 25 and reportedly sold out within minutes. In many cases, developers head to the show to learn the latest techniques for developing for Apple's iOS or OS X. Others simply want to be at the event in which Apple announces its latest products.
But before they get too far ahead of themselves, they should realize that this year's WWDC event will be one big snoozefest. The show will definitely show off the latest iOS and OS X flavors, but it'll also show off a barely updated iPhone and perhaps a new-look iPod Touch.
Those looking for some really exciting surprises will be disappointed. It's unfortunate because over the years WWDC attendees and all Apple fans have gotten used to seeing some of Apple's most exciting products debut at the conference.
Read on to find out why Apple's WWDC event won't blow your socks off:
1. The iPhone 5S won't do it
The iPhone 5S, which Apple is expected to show it off at the WWDC event, is likely to be just a slightly updated version of the company's current handset, the iPhone 5. But there's one problem: Many people are hoping for a major upgrade. But from all we know at this point, that's simply not going to happen.
2. Apple's iOS 7 is expected
Apple will, of course, show off its latest mobile operating system, iOS 7. Excited yet? No? Neither are many others. Unfortunately, Apple's recent WWDC events have proved to be very predictable. And unless the company comes up with some major improvements to iOS 7 that not even Google has thought about, there won't be much to celebrate.
3. Macs aren't due
Although there has been some speculation that a new Mac Pro or MacBook design could come out at WWDC, the chances of that happening seem slim. Apple recently updated its Mac line, making it unlikely that it'll launch new versions so soon after.
4. Who cares about a new iPod Touch?
Whenever Apple shows off a new iPhone, it follows that up with a mention of the changes to its iPod Touch. That's great. But as recent financial highlights from Apple have shown, the iPod is losing its appeal to customers. So the company shouldn't expect the iPod to be a product that will ignite excitement at the show.