Lines are already starting to form for the WWDC keynote at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. A Photo tweeted by iOS developer Glasshouse Apps (responsible for The Early Edition and Quip, among others) shows the beginnings of a line outside the glass-fronted conference center.
The first day of WWDC is split into two parts. The first is the keynote, which is open to member of the press (who don’t have to line up) and developers who are attending the rest of the conference. In the afternoon is another session for all developers, which is closed to the press and or anyone else.
And new this year is the Apple Design Awards. Or rather, what’s new is that the awards are being announced this evening instead of later on in the conference, showing just how important developers are to Apple these days. Of course, being Apple, there’s more to it than that.
The awards typically go to apps which show off the technology that Apple wants to push. For instance, last year’s winners included Infinity Blade for the iPhone (showing off the graphics power of the iPhone 4) and Algoriddim’s Djay, which showed the awesome multi-touch capabilities of the iPad.
This year, expect the iPad winners to be related to the Retina Display, and the Mac apps to be using the full-screen mode to the max.
And the keynote itself? If you’re not press, and you want to get inside to see it, you’d do well to set your iPhone alarm early today.