Just like their customers, they're following the rumors. Just like their customers, they're watching and waiting to see what happens on Sept. 10. And just like their customers, developers already have plenty of opinions about what Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may or may not launch.
While the Internet was buzzing with speculation about the iPhone 5S and 5C, iOS 7 and more, some wondered whether Apple's audience had set their expectations a little too high this time.
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I doubt Apple is planning on announcing Mavericks, Macs, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iOS 7 and two new iPads on Tuesday. That's too much.— Tristan (@Tkf530) September 9, 2013
Among the many leaks prior to the announcement were pictures that reportedly showed a larger, revamped home button which some likened to the robot HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
New home button looks good on the iPhone 5S, but given the current one is prone to failure, hope its tested well - http://t.co/xQRKcF7krc— Jason Cartwright (@techAU) September 8, 2013
For other developers, just the thought of iPhones in a wider range of colors was potential reason to celebrate.
The other hotly anticipated rumor involves a more biometric approach to using an iPhone, but some suspected it may still be a ways off.
The iPhone 5S and 5C: rumor round-up http://t.co/NLDOWj25Qd the 'C' is for colour. Not convinced about the fingerprint sensor tho— Ben Jones (@Bentise) September 9, 2013
And while various people on Twitter speculated about what the "S" or "C" could mean on the potential new iPhones, some developers thought it was time for Apple to rethink naming conventions entirely.
How much longer before Apple drops the number associated with iOS devices? iPhone 5S w/iOS 6 iPad 7 w/iOS 8 Time to follow the Mac model.— Ken Yarmosh (@kenyarmosh) September 9, 2013
Of course, there's only so much speculation you can do before the real event, which is what most developers are waiting for the most.
Rumours about the next iPhone. Looking forward to the true story. http://t.co/82ixY4eyzH— myturf.ca by JF (@myturfca) September 7, 2013