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What will be announced at the 2014 Apple WWDC? 30/05/2014
Is it a new iPhone, a new tablet? A totally new device? What will Apple announce at WWDC 2014?
What will be announced at the 2014 Apple WWDC?

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, 'WWDC' (or simply ‘dub dub dee cee’ to those in the know) is an annual event where the tech giants announce major developments to their popular hardware or software, to a captive audience of around 5000 of the world’s most gifted developers.

So closely guarded is the information which will be unveiled, attendees must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, which prevents them from discussing or disclosing what is revealed at the event. This does not, however, include the famous keynote speech, in which CEO Tim Cook will make a significant announcement about a new development. In recent years, these announcements have centred on improvements to the MacBook Pro and Air machines, as well as the latest iterations of its popular OSX and iOS operating systems.

In the run up to the event, which will be held at San Francisco’s Moscone West Convention Center from 5-7 June, there is feverish speculation among the technology press about what exactly will be announced. In this post, we'll take a look at some of these rumours: 

Macrumours.com reports that Apple will preview OSX 10.10, which will ship at the end of the year. Developers will be given access to these new systems so they can begin developing apps. The site also speculates that Apple could unveil a new TV set-top box, a 12inch Retina Macbook and the hotly anticipated iWatch. Meanwhile, the possible acquisition of Beats Electronics could see a celebrity appearance from rapper Dr. Dre.

Laptopmag.com focuses its coverage of the event on the potential launch of a new version of Apple's mobile and tablet OS, iOS 8. This will see a number of updates and improvements, focusing on health and fitness in the shape of a new ‘Healthbook’ app, which will include useful metrics for users - such as calories burned and their blood pressure. 

Despite the new iOS being launched, it is universally acknowledged that the latest version of the iPhone, number 6, will not be announced at this year's event. Mashable expects that this announcement will not come until later in the year.

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