Ahead of today’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple has shut down its Apple Online Store page, teasing new hardware products coming soon. The keynote will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
The company usually shuts down the Online Store ahead of major keynotes and events, but ahead of WWDC keynotes are not frequent. The shutdown confirms that the company is gearing up for some new hardware products.
While the software is the focus of every WWDC event, Apple throws in some hardware announcements as well, just like during the 2019 and 2017 events, the company announced new Mac machines. However, the online store has never been shut down.
Since WWDC 2018, Apple never sent its online store down ahead of the software-centric event. Expected announcements to look forward to today comes from the software lineup – iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16.
The likely hardware announcement to look forward to is a new M2-powered MacBook Air with a refreshed design to match the new MacBook Pros, upgraded display, and returning ports such as the SD card slot and MagSafe.
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