Apple Announces WWDC 2013, Kicking Off On June 10 | Cult of Mac

Apple Announces WWDC 2013, Kicking Off On June 10



Apple has this morning announced that its 2013 Worldwide Developer Conference will take place in San Francisco’s Moscone West from Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14. The five-day event will provide developers with a first look at the future of iOS and OS X.

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, April 25, at 10 a.m. PDT.

WWDC traditionally provides us with a glimpse at what Apple’s going to be delivering in its next-generation operating systems for Mac and iOS. This will be the first time we get an official look at iOS 7 and OS X 10.9. The conference is aimed at developers who will learn about all the new features the platforms have to offer, enabling them to build new apps and update existing ones to integrate new technologies.

The event is also home to the Apple Design Awards, which the Cupertino company uses to showcase “the most outstanding apps” available for Mac and iOS.

“We look forward to gathering at WWDC 2013 with the incredible community of iOS and OS X developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps. We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.”

In addition to a first look at Apple’s new platforms, WWDC will consist of more than 100 technical sessions and hands-on labs presented by over 1,000 Apple engineers, which will offer support on a wide range of topics and an insight into the latest technologies.

One of the most exciting things to see will be iOS 7, which is expected to bring major changes to Apple’s mobile platform for the first time since its debut back in 2007. This will be the first iOS update since Apple ousted Scott Forstall last year, with Jony Ive now in charge of software design.

Tickets for WWDC 2013 will go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. PDT. Apple has traditionally made tickets available alongside its announcement, but last year the event was so popular that those on the West Coast woke up to find tickets were already sold out.

Source: Apple


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