New MacBooks? An Apple TV set? A new iPhone? iOS 6 or OS X Mountain Lion?
It’s the week we’ve all been waiting for, indeed. Apple has officially announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set for June 11 – 15 in San Francisco. The weeklong event will be taking place at Moscone Center and provides first looks at the latest in iOS and OS X, including over 100 different sessions and hands-on tutorials with Apple engineers. Tickets for the conference went on sale this morning for $1,599, selling out completely within two hours of availability.
“We have a great WWDC planned this year and can’t wait to share the latest news about iOS and OS X Mountain Lion with developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers across the country and around the world.”
But more importantly, for the Apple consumer, the opening WWDC keynote each year has served as an opportunity for Apple to release new products and services including the App Store, iPhone 3G through iPhone 4, new MacBook Pros, OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud.
Activities at Apple’s WWDC 2012 include:
- more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies;
- 100 hands-on labs staffed by more than 1,000 Apple engineers providing developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS and OS X technologies in their apps;
- the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS and OS X developers from around the world—last year more than 60 countries were represented;
- engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with leading minds and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment; and
- Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhone®, iPad® and Mac® apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.
What do you think Apple is going to release this year?