“Apple is preparing to unleash a blizzard of new products,” a source who has been correct about Apple products and services in the past tells MacDailyNews.

“Think of this period in Apple’s history as the calm before the storm,” the source says. “What looks like a long pause from the outside is really a beehive of frenzied activity inside Apple; the big windup.”

Not only will existing product lines get next-gen models, but entirely new product categories – plural – are being explored at Apple. “It sounds trite, but, really, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet,” says the source. “WWDC is likely to deliver some clues.”

As this is a single source, sans independent confirmations, this report is categorized as a rumor. That said, twice last evening, during Apple’s Q213 conference call with analysts, Apple CEO Tim Cook seemed in accordance, saying, “Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware and services we can’t wait introduce this fall and throughout 2014,” and also reiterating, “I don’t want to be more specific, but I’m just saying we’ve got some really great stuff coming in the fall and all across 2014.”

MacDailyNews Note: This is the same source who told us in early 2010 that Apple would rename iPhone OS to “iOS” in order to “better reflect the diversity of devices that will run the operating system: iPhone, iPod touch, and future devices to be announced” over 4 months before Apple did exactly that.

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