Marco Arment talks about how the WWDC announcement hints that we won’t get a new iPhone in June and new iPhone announcements might become as casual as Mac updates:
iOS hardware advancement is reaching diminishing returns. Like the MacBook Pro, Apple has refined the iPhone and iPad designs almost to the point that it’s difficult to think of how they’d meaningfully improve them without major underlying changes (such as a breakthrough in storage or battery technology).
It will be interesting to see if Apple goes that route. They always do their own thing and won’t cave to outside pressure, but you have to think they love being the center of attention. And since traditional computers don’t seem to cater to the masses anymore, it makes sense why those are treated differently. The iPad and iPhone though, much different story.