Apple has announced their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place June 8 through June 12 in San Francisco, California. Though WWDC is a developer centric conference, Apple typically unveils new versions of iOS and OS X on the first day of the event, making it notable for regular Apple product users as well. The assumption is that a successor to OS X Yosemite versioned as 10.11 will be unveiled alongside iOS 9. Occasionally, Apple also unveils new products at WWDC as well, and there is ongoing speculation that a new Apple TV with an App Store could arrive during the event.
Tickets to attend WWDC 2015 are $1599 and require applying to be randomly selected to purchase and attend the event. Scholarships are also available.
WWDC 2015 Starts June 8, New Versions of iOS & OS X Expected
Those interested in learning about about WWDC can find added details on the official Apple website
The official press release from Apple promoting the event is found below:
“CUPERTINO, California—April 14, 2015—Apple® today announced that it will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, with more sessions than ever before streamed to developers. At WWDC, Apple’s renowned developer community will come together to learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, helping them continue to create the most innovative apps in the world. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps, as well as the Apple Design Awards which showcase the best new apps in the last year.
“The App Store ignited an app ecosystem that is simply amazing, forever changing the lives of customers and creating millions of jobs worldwide,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We’ve got incredible new technologies for iOS and OS X to share with developers at WWDC and around the world, and can’t wait to see the next generation of apps they create.”
Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/tickets) now through Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m. PDT. Tickets will be issued to attendees through a random selection process, and developers will know the status of their application by Monday, April 20 at 5 p.m. PDT. There will also be up to 350 WWDC Scholarships available, giving students and members of participating STEM organizations around the world the chance to earn a free ticket (developer.apple.com/wwdc/scholarships). WWDC 2015 activities include: • more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies; • over 1,000 Apple engineers supporting more than 100 hands-on labs and events to provide 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; • access to the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X, and best practices for enhancing an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design; • 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; • a series of get togethers for attendees focused on particular topics with special guest speakers and activities; • 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®, Apple Watch™ and Mac® apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design. Select Worldwide Developers Conference sessions will be live streamed throughout the week via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/videos) and the WWDC app, giving more developers around the world access to the latest information in real time. Videos from all technical sessions will also be available by the end of each day. Visit the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 website (developer.apple.com/wwdc) to apply for a ticket, as well as for updates and more information. Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.”
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, where the company traditionally unveils the next generation of its iOS mobile operating system, will kick off on June 2 this year, with randomly selected attendees set to be announced next week.
Apple’s WWDC 2014 kicks off June 2, tickets to be issued by random selection April 7
Developers can register for WWDC, which will be held as usual at Moscone West, starting today, through next Monday, April 7 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. They will be issued through random selection that same day, and developers will be notified of their status by 5 p.m. Pacific, 8 p.m. Eastern.
“We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Every year the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps.”
Apple also announced that 200 student scholarships will be available, giving students around the world the chance to earn a free ticket. In addition, this year the National Center for Women & Information Technology and its alliance partners will help promote scholarships to female engineers and coders.
Events scheduled for WWDC 2014 include:
More than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies;
more than 1,000 Apple engineers supporting over 100 hands-on labs and events to provide 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 latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X, and how to enhance an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design;
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;
a new series of get togethers for attendees focused on particular topics with special guest speakers and activities;
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.
Apple also announced that the June 2 State of the Union session and the Apple Design Awards will be live streamed via the WWDC website, allowing developers from around the world access to the latest information in real time. Videos from all technical sessions will be posted throughout the week on the Apple Developer website and will be available to all registered developers.
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference june 10-14, San Francisco
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Apple’s iOS 6 and New MacBook Pros: Announcement Today in San Francisco
Today Apple CEO Tim Cook will take the stage at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. There he is expected to preview quite a bit of the tech giant’s new products, including the next version of the iPhone operating system (iOS 6) and new Apple MacBook Pro and Air laptops.
Speaking at the All Things D conference two weeks ago, Cook discussed that both Siri improvements and more Facebook integration was coming to the iPhone and iPad. Both those new features are expected to be large parts of the forthcoming iOS 6 operating system for the iPhone and iPad that will be previewed today.
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Cook and Apple executives will discuss other new features coming to the iPhone and iPad. A new maps application is also anticipated. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that Apple was planning to replace the Google Maps on the iPhone with its own 3D mapping solution. Last week Google held a Maps event, but would not discuss its relationship with Apple.
iOS 6 is not expected to release to the public for a couple of months; today, like in years past, it will likely be released for developers that build apps and other accessories for the iPhone.
Apple is not expected to discuss the next iPhone or the iPhone 5 at WWDC today. Industry experts and analysts expect the new iPhone hardware, which has been rumored to have a larger display, to be released in the early fall, when iOS 6 is officially available for all to download.
But Cook isn’t only talking iProducts. He is also expected to focus on Apple’s laptops and desktops and Mountain Lion, Apple’s next version of its Mac operating system. Along with a preview of the new software, Apple is heavily rumored to release new MacBook Pros and Airs with brand new high-resolution Retina Displays. ABC News previously reported that the MacBook Pros will have Nvidia graphics and Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors.
Apple is also likely to provide details on the future of its iCloud service, which provides users cloud storage space and access to music, contacts, and apps from any device.
ABC News will be live at the WWDC keynote starting at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. PST. Stay tuned for our continuous coverage throughout the day.