"Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services that we can't wait to introduce this fall and throughout 2014," Cook said, fueling speculation that a new iPhone will, in fact, not appear this summer.
OS X's next upgrade may also launch later than did the last two iterations, Lion and Mountain Lion, what with Apple's plans to deal developers a preview in June. Again, if Apple sticks to the timeline for Lion and Mountain Lion, a June appearance of a preview of OS X 10.9 -- it does not yet have a feline name -- would indicate a final release no earlier than Nov. 4.
Apple had said last year that it had put OS X on an annual development and release tempo. OS X Mountain Lion launched July 25, 2012.
Apple has not yet posted an agenda for the conference. The WWDC website currently lists six tracks -- including service, tools, media and frameworks -- and said it will offer more than 100 separate sessions. All Apple divulged today was that, "Developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X," phrasing nearly identical to 2012's ticket sale announcement.
If Apple hews to tradition, CEO Tim Cook will host the WWDC keynote, which will likely kick off the conference the morning of Monday, June 10.
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