Every WWDC Banner Ever For The Last 11 Years [Gallery]



Every year thousands of Apple developers flock to San Francisco to attend Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference to be educated in all things Apple. Over the past decade the conference has undergone some big changes as Apple has introduced products like the iPhone, Mac Pro, Intel Processors, Mac OS X operating systems, and much more.

An event that used to be lightly attended has now become the most popular developers conference in the world and sold out within 2 hours this years

Here’s a look at the many banners that have decorated the halls of WWDC over the past 11 years:


Apple announced OS X 10. 2 (Jaguar), QuickTime 6, and held a mock funeral for OS 9 to tell developers there would be no more Mac OS 9 development.




Apple busted out the Power Mac G5 and previewed OS X 10.3 (Panther). They also launched Safari 1.0 as well as iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and iChat. All attendees received a free iSight web camera too.


Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger was a the big story at WWDC 2004, with lots of signage making fun of Microsoft. Apple also introduced new displays, and iTunes 4.9 that had integrated podcast support.




The biggest announcement at 2005’s WWDC was that Apple would be switching over to Intel processors. OS X 10.5 (Leopard) was previewed and Apple announced that the iPod had gained a 75% market share.




The glorious Mac Pro was announced to replace the Power Mac G5. Full 64-bit app support, Time Machine, Boot Camp, Front Row, and a few other enhancements were announced for Leopard.

  • technochick

    If you look at the hardware they have announced at WWDC it was all new things that would have likely been tipped off by the software they also announced or would have a direct effect on the software work. 

    What could there possibly be in updated iMacs etc of that level. Nothing really. Certainly not in a way that demands a keynote. 
    There might be new hardware next week but it will likely be a cursory mention at the end of the stuff on Mountain Lion, 10 minutes tops and then a basically ‘silent’ launch if not a totally silent one. We’ll see the store go down late Sunday and stay down until around noon when the new stuff will be online and shipping to stores which will get at least enough for a Monday night floor swap etc. and the rest later in the week. 
  • Mike

    Hmmmm.  This year’s banner looks like it also could be rendered in 3d.  

  • Jhabril Harris

    Thanks for that last sentence in 2011, it brought a tear to my eye. :'(

  • ac1dra1n

    I really think the next-to-last picture is a huge hint as to what is to come.

  • iMonkey

    def app store for ATV being announced

  • mister_rabbit

    WWDC 2010 was the year Apple really celebrated iPhone apps. They constructed a huge wall of iPads that displayed how often individual apps get downloaded.”

    The wall was made up of 30 24″ Cinema Displays, not iPads.

  • matthewtonkin

    The iPhone SDK was introduced at the “iPhone Software Roadmap” media event held at Apple Town Hall on March 6th 2008. It was not introduced at WWDC 2008.

  • jesse56j

    Credits for all the photos?