CEO Tim Cook gets his chance to address the latter concern today at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. Since this is the developers' meeting, not a press conference, expectations need to be dialed-down. He's unlikely to say "one more thing," then trot out an iWatch or Apple iTV. That's for later in the summer. Instead, Cook's expected to announce changes to the company's two main software platforms -- the OS X operating system of the Macintosh line, and the iOS software used by its devices. He will probably also trot out new Macs, since those are the machines developers use. It's iOS that is most important. The "device revolution" transformed computing from something you paid $1,000 for, and did at a desk, into something you paid less than $500 for, and walked around with. Since then, the interface game has been going every which way, from gestures made in the air to spoken interfaces, and Apple may be the only company capable of delivering clarity to this.
Developers are also expected to hear of improvements to iCloud and Apple Maps, according to MacWorld, and there are continuing rumors about an iRadio offering, similar to Pandora ( P). But all this is either following existing trends or trying to fix things that should have been done right the first time, according to critics. Still, I'm getting a 2.78% yield from a company that will spend $50 billion this year buying back shares, raising that yield still further. I can afford to wait for Apple to remake the world. Can Whirlpool shareholders say the same thing? At the time of publication, the author was long AAPL. Follow @DanaBlankenhorn This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.