WWDC: Apple Sets Date, We Speculate

What’s next for Apple, one would ask? Now that AppleTV and iPhone have hit, where does a company go next? We have a feeling that it might have something to do with, you know, computers.

Apple has announced that the 2007 WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) will be June 11-15 in San Francisco. Traditionally, Apple uses this venue to announce pro software upgrades and minor new products, but we feel that this year is different. We’re thinking that WWDC this year might see the official launch of Leopard, the long-awaited upgrade to the Mac OS, with secret features that Apple has only hinted at.

We’re sure these features will actually be disclosed before June, but that WWDC will include the phrases “is now shipping” as well as “available on all new Macs”, which we expect will include upgraded, quad-core Mac Pros, as well as beefier xServes. Apple will also tout the iPhone, likely addressing a few minor points it’s held close to its chest so far.

As far as portables go, we don’t see much happening with them at WWDC, as Apple is more likely to upgrade the MacBook Pro before June, though we’d never rule out an entirely new product, as one thing Apple has shown us time and again is that it likes to throw us tech bloggers curve balls, and dares us to take a swing.

WWDC Announcement [Apple]