Brian X. Chen, writing for the NYT:
Apart from more powerful watch apps, Apple’s developer conference
is also set to showcase software advancements for OS X, the Mac
operating system, and iOS, the mobile operating system powering
iPhones and iPads. In addition, Apple plans to unveil a new
streaming music service it developed with Beats, the music company
it acquired for $3 billion last year, according to people briefed
on the situation, who declined to be identified because the
details were confidential.
Yet one much ballyhooed device will be absent from the conference:
a new Apple TV, Apple’s set-top box for televisions. The company
planned as recently as mid-May to use the event to spotlight new
Apple TV hardware, along with an improved remote control and a
tool kit for developers to make apps for the entertainment device.
But those plans were postponed partly because the product was not
ready for prime time, according to two people briefed on the
Insert sad trombone song here.