Apple’s annual developers’ conference is set, and there are announced to be new software products on tap.
Worldwide Developers Conference has been where Apple has showcased the next major version of its iOS platform for iPhone and iPad, for many years, although last year, the company unveiled the current major release of OS X, 10.8 Mountain Lion, in an uncharacteristically subdued way. Consequently, instead of organizing an event, the company quietly showed the software to select members of the press, and announced the software was coming with a press release last February.
However, according to Apple, the focuses of WWDC 2013 will be as usual, on iOS and OS X.Last year’s WWDC provided a sneak peek at iOS 6 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion and included the launch of the 15-inch MacBook with Retina display. As for this year, Apple promised an in-depth look at “what’s next in iOS and OS X.
Because Samsung released its Galaxy S4, appeared some rumors that Apple might unveil its next-gen iPhone at WWDC in order to keep up with its rival. However, during a first-quarter earnings call last night, Apple CEO Tim Cook anticipated, without giving too many details that there will not be a release of any new products until the fall. Therefore, like it happened last year, Apple will probably give a preview of what’s to come in the next versions of iOS and OS X.
On Wednesday morning, the company said that its Worldwide Developers Conference will take place at San Francisco’s Moscone West convention center, between June 10 and June 14.
Regarding the tickets, Apple announced that they will go on sale this Thursday at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. In order to buy a ticket, being a member of iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or the Mac Developer Program is necessary, according to the announcement. The tickets start at $1,599.
This year, Apple has announced dates and a ticket sale start time ahead of when they actually become available.
The fact that Apple pre-announce ticket sales, made many interested developers feel relieved as last year’s two-hour sellout left many of them without a ticket because the surprise sale started while they were still asleep.
There are expected to be more than 100 technical sessions taught by Apple engineers, and over 1,000 Apple engineers available on hand to help out in the labs and other events. A full list of activities at the 2013 conference has been made public.