Apple’s annual worldwide developer conference officially ended on Friday, and it’s now clear that a few of the things we were hoping to see come out of the week-long conference have not been realized.
Although the opening key at the beginning of the week usually heralds all the biggest announcements, Apple has been known to put new products more quietly via press release, and the actual developer sessions during the week often reveal more details about Apple’s upcoming software releases.
This year, however, WWDC was surprisingly devoid of hardware announcements at all. While it is fair to say that the event is primarily about software, Apple has often used the platform to announce new products. For example, WWDC 2019 included the announcement of the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, and back in 2017, a staggering amount of new hardware was announced, including minor updates to the iMac and MacBooks Pro along with the debut of a powerful iMac Pro, a new 10.5- inch iPad Pro and the unfortunate original HomePod.
So if you were expecting to see at least some hardware at WWDC this year, you were not alone. However, it was not just about new products, as there were a few other software improvements that some had hoped Apple was working on, which have not materialized yet either. Read on for 9 things we were hoping to see at WWDC that did not happen.