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This one is a giant 'maybe'. We have no idea whether the forthcoming Apple smartphone will make an appearance or not. One would think with the new mobile operating system we might see a glimpse of the device itself, but it is a developer conference and frankly the focus should -- of all things -- be on the software rather than the hardware.
That said, one of the major reasons for Apple to show off the new device is if there is a difference in screen resolution or screen size. I don't think the screen resolution is going to change; that said I'm not closed entirely to the idea. If the dimensions of the iPhone do change -- likely to accommodate a larger screen -- attendees will probably get a first-glimpse of the next-generation smartphone during the week.
Bets are on, however, for a September event for an October launch, just in time to take on the Christmas holiday season.
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Leaked images suggest a minor upgrade from the existing line-up, while others suggest other iOS device-like features -- including a much thinner Ultrabook-like MacBook Pro, while the already razor-thin MacBook Air could come equipped with a high-resolution Retina display.
Let's see what we're expecting.
It's likely, in a bid to compete with Ultrabooks, Apple will roll out a more slimline MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air is one of the thinnest laptops on the market. The MacBook Pro is still a hugely popular laptop, but Apple could shave with a few millimetres off its thickness. All roads point to a thinner device, but leaked images showing the hardware specifications indicate only the internals will change. Perhaps we will see more RAM memory, solid-state storage, with a new "Ivy Bridge" processor?