Lots of products in Apple’s pipeline: Everything not announced at WWDC

This year’s WWDC keynote included Apple’s official announcements of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 11 Big Sur, watchOS 7, Macs moving from Intel to Apple-designed ARM-based silicon, and much more.

Apple WWDC. Image: MacRumors' mockup of iPad Pro-style ‌iMac‌
MacRumors’ mockup of iPad Pro-style ‌iMac‌

But, there were quite a few things about which we believe we know that Apple didn’t unveil this week.

Michael Potuck for 9to5Mac:

Everything that Apple didn’t announce at WWDC

• Redesigned iMac

• Consumer-facing ARM Mac (CEO Tim Cook did reveal that it will ship by the end of the year)

• Apple Watch blood oxygen sensor

• AirPods Studio

• AirTags

• Updated Apple TV

MacDailyNews Take: There’s quite a bit in the pipeline for Apple to unveil this fall which, in actuality, is just a few months away. So, Apple has a lot of work to do this summer and we all have a lot to look forward to!


  1. As folks have been pointing out for decades, WWDC is a conference for software developers. Hardware announcements have been few and far between unless the hardware makes new demands on the developers.

    1. Right. The guy has led Apple through its most successful period in its history and that’s not good enough for you.
      Switching to ARM for Macs shows that Apple is still thinking forward. The AppleWatch and AirPods have yet again recreated a product type for the better and is way ahead of the competition.
      Can you please point to any other company that has done so much in the last decade for consumer electronic products?

        1. Never enough. I expect way more innovation. A new chip, that is 12 generations old is innovation? Recompiling source, hmm, innovative? Well, it’s been done before.I would like to see youth have a shot. Make mistakes. Solve those self inflected problems. Break a few things. Lose market share. Gain market share. We have been looking at the same products that Steve introduced. Failure spawns success. Best tim goes now while his mind would be able to help the next generation of creators right the ship if it goes to far over. it is rare that new ideas come from old heads. Rare. Why? Simple, the older we get the more conservative we become. It’s time to have youth take over, the kids that don’t know it can’t be done should have their shot before they become old heads and locked into a way of doing it. whatever it is.

          Time to shake tim’s hand and show him the door, cause the other thing about us old folk is we don’t know when it’s time to go. Time, everything feels like it was just yesterday.

          1. Or where is their new material laboratory research, or how about their basic science labs. It would be nice to see and hear about those advances, much in line with what ibm had done while they made crazy money. Or how about steadily moving to add other industries under the apple tree. Like banking (apple card), energy production (apple solar projects and fuel cells to power server warehouses and such), or interfaces in the auto industry (car play), have you seen how complicated semi trucks interface is, … can you imagine the money that could come from building energy farms all around the world. Hey and that’s just the boring make consistent money stuff. Think about the new CEO that wants to make hunger and war over natural resources a thing of the pass. neutrino23 all it takes is imagination and desire… oh, let me help you, the earth is round. The earth travels around the Sun.

      1. Apple at the top of the list of innovative companies for 2020:

        I know many people have a lot of unfavorable things to say about Apple and how the company has stagnated without Steve Jobs, but the Apple Silicon move from Intel has to prove Apple still has what it takes to surprise groups of tech-heads. I know big investors are more interested in Tesla or Nvidia as companies that innovate, but Apple still managed to sneak to the top of at least one list as still being innovative. I honestly believe Apple putting A-series chips or whatever the laptop and desktop ARM series will be named is going to shake up the entire consumer computer industry. Just imagine 20+ hours from a laptop that’s equal to an Intel i7 in processing power. Who wouldn’t want something like that if it’s reasonably priced?

    2. Always easy to tell other how much money they can or cannot make. It’s no business of your or mine how much Tim, me, Federighi or anyone else makes.

      And really, people lead companies for long periods of time because they are good at it. Tim has Apple on a roll, so he’ll stay in charge for some time to come.

      Lastly, it is time you give you your job to someone less fortunate. You’ve made enough money in that position. Time for someone else to make that money now.

      Suddenly, not so cool to have others how much you can or cannot make. Thank goodness this is – still, barely at times – freedom loving USA where sky is the limit. Do whatever you want.

  2. No, because the article is about; a redesigned iMac, ARM Mac, Apple Watch blood oxygen sensor, AirPods Studio, AirTags and un updated Apple TV. Changes/ additions to Memojis were already last Monday.

  3. I just bought a 2020 Mac Pro but not likely to buy an Intel Mac again. Hopefully they’ll be supporting Intel Macs another 8-10 years. But knowing Apple it isn’t likely.

    1. Knowing Apple, it IS likely. 2013 Mac Pro IS supported by Big Sur, the MacOS version through most of 2021. That’s (at least) 8 years of support by the latest MacOS. Also support by Big Sur are 2013 MacBook Pro and Air. I expect the Xeon Intel Macs to be the last ones replaced by “Apple silicon.” So that’s at least 2-3 years before current Mac Pro model is phased out, and then probably at least years 8 years from that point.

      And even beyond that point, Apple supports older Macs running older MacOS versions with security updates for a few more years.

    1. I remember it, but those announcements were spaced over almost thirty years and rarely happened at WWDC. I also remember all the product announcements in the past few years that you are overlooking.

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