In response to a tweet asking if there will be hardware announcements at WWDC 2021, the cryptic but reliable leak “l0vetodream” indicated that there will be none. In a follow-up tweet, he seems to have ruled out that new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models were unveiled at this time, suggesting that it is still too early for an announcement.
Ahead of WWDC, which starts today with Apple’s Keynote at 10 Pacific Time, there had been some rumors that at least one new MacBook Pro model with Apple silicon would be announced at the developer conference. However, the supply chain reports from outlets that Nikkei Asia and DigiTimes has claimed that mass production of new MacBook Pro models will not begin until the second half of 2021.
The leaker also suggested a new user interface for at least one of Apple’s software platforms, although he did not specify which one, and said that Apple plans to announce improvements to its smart home framework HomeKit.
14 寸 寸 和 16 寸 应该 还没 快 快 有 – 有 没有 搞 措 (@ L0vetodream) June 7, 2021
WWDC is Apple’s annual developer conference, and it’s usually focused on software, with Apple expected to unveil iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8 and tvOS 15. However, as mentioned by Stephen Hackett on Six colors, Apple has provided at least a 65 percent hardware announcement of the WWDC key in the last two decades.