Apple has announced this morning that this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 11 at San Francisco’s Moscone West (just as we expected). The five-day event will run until June 15 and will share the latest news about Apple’s iOS and OS X Mountain Lion operating systems.
“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.”
The event, which is aimed at iOS and OS X developers, will offer more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers, 100 hands-on labs, Apple’s Design Awards, and more:
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.
But more exciting — at least for us consumers — is that we’re likely to get a sneak peek at iOS 6 and the latest developments with OS X Mountain Lion.
The event has also been a traditional home to Apple’s latest iPhone unveilings, but last year the company broke away from that and announced the iPhone 4S in October instead. It’s unlikely we’ll see the sixth-generation iPhone in June, then, but we won’t completely rule out that possibility just yet.
You can visit Apple’s WWDC 2012 website at developer.apple.com/wwdc to purchase tickets.