Apple iWatch, iOS 8 Release Date Update: New Apple TV May Not Show at WWDC 2014

( [email protected] ) May 02, 2014 06:36 PM EDT

In a development that may prove to be a big disappointment for Apple fans, the highly-anticipated iWatch and Apple TV remake is not likely to appear at the upcoming 2014 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which starts June 2. 

Earlier this year, KGI security analyst Ming Chi Kuo - who usually makes accurate release predictions - believed that the iWatch and revamped Apple TV would be amongst the lineup of products likely to appear at WWDC 2014. Kuo optimistically predicted a release date for the third quarter of 2014. However, Code/red claimed on Thursday to have insider knowledge that Apple will try focusing hype toward the Mac OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 instead.

The OSX 10.10 is in itself a monumental redesign that is bound to attract the same level of attention that the iOS7-bundled iPad and iPhone received last year.  Already, Apple is planning to release the software by fall. There are plans in the works to roll out the OS X 10.10 as a software update for a line of Apple-related hardware as well.

Having long been a subject of rumors, the iOS 8 is likely to make an appearance at WWDC. And hopefully, Apple will start introducing its function. Though there is not much information so far, it is speculated that the iOS 8 software is going to receive a major facelift similar to what we have seen in the iOS 7. One heavily rumored iOS 8 function that may be introduced is the Healthbook app, which allows users to organize fitness and health information. Not surprisingly, there are also rumors pointing to the existence of an iOS 8.1 that is under development, even though the iOS 8 has yet to see a release date.

At this time, though, Healthbook along with other iOS 8 apps are still under development and may not be available for a general release. And, it is likely that Apple may just be using WWDC to showcase iOS 8 capabilities. However, if Apple are to bring the iOS 8 to WWDC, this will support the possibility the software may be available by fall this year.