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




Apple had announced the iPhone in January of 2007, so when WWDC 2007 started on June 11th, developers were hoping Apple would announce an SDK for third-party apps. However, Apple instead announced support for third-party development via online web applications running in Safari.



One year after telling developers they wouldn’t allow third-party apps on the iPhone, Apple announced the iPhone SDK at WWDC 2008 along with the iPhone 3G. MobileMe was also announced as a rebranding of .Mac.





Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 3GS as well as iOS 3.0. Macbook Pros received updates as well..





WWDC 2010 was the year Apple really celebrated iPhone apps. They constructed a huge wall of Cinema Displays that showed how often individual apps get downloaded. This WWDC also saw the announcement of the iPhone 4 and Facetime.





WWDC 2011 sold out in just 12 hours. Apple unveiled OS X 10.7 (Lion), as well as iOS 5 and iCloud. This was Steve Jobs’s last keynote for Apple.





Last year at WWDC, Apple surprised us by unveiling the the MacBook Pro with Retina display alongside new MacBook Airs. iOS 6 was also previewed with new Siri features, Facebook integration, Passbook, and Apple Maps.




iOS 7 is the most anticipated update for iOS since the App Store was included in iOS 2. With Jony Ive taking over for Scott Forstall in Human Interface design, iOS 7 is expected to come with a drastically different look that is flat, minimal, and more modern.

We’ll also likely get our first glimpse of OS X 10.9 at the WWDC keynote, but will Apple surprise us with any new hardware? Check out the Cult of Mac liveblog on Monday, June 10th to find out everything Apple reveals this year.


image via: appleholic



image via: Brian Benitez


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  • 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?