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Apple on Wednesday announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will run June 11 through 15 at Moscone West in San Francisco, Calif., and tickets to the conference are now on sale.

Apple has promised that this year's WWDC will show developers "the future of iOS and OS X, allowing them to build incredible new apps." The five-day conference will also feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers.

"We have a great WWDC planned this year and can?t wait to share the latest news about iOS and OS X Mountain Lion with developers," said Philip Schiller, Apple?s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "The iOS platform has created an entirely new industry with fantastic opportunities for developers across the country and around the world."

The conference will also feature the Apple Design Awards, which showcases the most outstanding applications created for Apple's iOS and OS X platforms in the last year.

WWDC 2012 will allow developers to explore the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS and OS X Mountain Lion. Apple has promised that developers will learn how to "greatly enhance the functionality, performance, quality and design of their apps."

Developers can also bring their code to the labs for the conference to work directly with Apple engineers, who can apply their development techniques and best-practices to help enhance the software.

WWDC


Activities at this year's show highlighted by Apple are:
  • more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies;
  • 100 hands-on labs staffed by more than 1,000 Apple engineers providing 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 opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS and OS X developers from around the world?last year more than 60 countries were represented;
  • 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.

Tickets for this year's WWDC can be purchased from the official website, at developer.apple.com/wwdc. Updates and information will also be provided there.
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Very excited to see what iOS 6 brings in, as well as to get my hands on a completed build of Mountain Lion.

 

Btw, any speculation on the invitation? I hate the color scheme, but I can't think of it showing significance beyond apps...

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Hell yeah. iOS 6.
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Very excited to see what iOS 6 brings in, as well as to get my hands on a completed build of Mountain Lion.

 

Btw, any speculation on the invitation? I hate the color scheme, but I can't think of it showing significance beyond apps...


Oppenheimer mentioned on the conference call yesterday that mountain lion will be available late summer. Late summer is not June.
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Btw, any speculation on the invitation? I hate the color scheme, but I can't think of it showing significance beyond apps...

 

Mountain Lion is going to get a completely new UI, and it's covered in DIAMOND tiles, just like those.

 

Microsoft can't sue, see, because their tiles are squares.

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Let the speculation begin.....

 

Will they or won't they announce.....?

 

iOS 6

iPhone 5

new iPod touch with bigger screen, or iPad mini

iPanel

iMac

MacBook Pros Airs.....

 

It's going to be fun.

 

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Let the speculation begin.....

 

Will they or won't they announce.....?

 

iOS 6

iPhone 5

new iPod touch with bigger screen, or iPad mini

iPanel

iMac

MacBook Pros Airs.....

 

It's going to be fun.

 

 

iOS 6?  Yes.  

The new iPhone?  No.

I am not interested in the rest.

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One observation, one inquiry.

 

First - Apple sure is bringing the colors back into its logo/branding, huh?  We saw the color splashes after the announcement of the New iPad, and now the WWDC invite continues that.

 

Second - With the WWDC a month away, do we think APPL will use this opportunity to release the new MBPs and/or Airs, or will they announce them before hand?

 

Love,

 

T

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Cool logo.
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iOS 6

iPhone 5

new iPod touch with bigger screen, or iPad mini

iPanel

iMac

MacBook Pros Airs.....

 

1. Yep.

2. rumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumbleRUMBLERUMBLERUMBLERUMBLE

 3. No. 

4. … 

5. They'll have been out for about a month.

6. Same with these, unless the Air chips take longer, then both might come out the week before WWDC.

 

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First - Apple sure is bringing the colors back into its logo/branding, huh?

 

Not really. They're not going back to stripes any time soon. I rather like the single color, minimalistic design.

 

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Second - With the WWDC a month away, do we think APPL will use this opportunity to release the new MBPs and/or Airs, or will they announce them before hand?

 

I can't believe they'd wait, given that the iMac should easily be out by then and the MacBook Pro chips will have been out for over a month. We haven't had new hardware at WWDC for six years, so I can't imagine there being a reason for it. Except the Mac Pro, of course. It should show up at WWDC.

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post #11 of 70

iOS 6? Definitely

new iPhone? no

iPod of any kind? no

iPanel? no

iMac? no

any new hardware? no

 

This will be about delivering the GM seed for Mountain Lion and the first developer preview of iOS6, nothing more.

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i wonder if IOS 6 will finally kill off the iPhone 3GS.

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I can't believe they'd wait, given that the iMac should easily be out by then and the MacBook Pro chips will have been out for over a month. We haven't had new hardware at WWDC for six years, so I can't imagine there being a reason for it. Except the Mac Pro, of course. It should show up at WWDC.

 

The fact there hasn't been new hardware at WWDC in six years is probably the most telling indicator about not seeing new iMacs or MBPs at the event.  I didn't realize that.  Thank you.  Hopefully that means new hard is on the horizon very soon.  I've got my MBP's original HD reimaged with a clean version of OS X and ready to sell as soon as the new ones are evident!

 

 

 

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We haven't had new hardware at WWDC for six years, so I can't imagine there being a reason for it. Except the Mac Pro, of course. It should show up at WWDC.

 

My fingers are crossed.

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I got my ticket. Anyone else going?

 

 

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I got my ticket. Anyone else going?

 

 Pppfffffffffffffff.  Actually GO to the WWDC?  Who does that?  I just like to know that its happening and that new cool stuff is coming out!!

 

;)  J/k.  Thanks to you and all the other talented developers who help make Apple's stuff so cool!

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Trying to figure out if I can afford to - how much do typical accommodations run?

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Trying to figure out if I can afford to - how much do typical accommodations run?

 

Tickets are sold out itself, but I am sure you can pitch a tent in the park.

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i wonder if IOS 6 will finally kill off the iPhone 3GS.

 

It's an excellent question. No doubt the hardware is getting long in the tooth, but considering AT&T and Apple are still selling new with contract, it's hard to imagine it wouldn't be supported.

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Tickets are sold out itself, but I am sure you can pitch a tent in the park.

 

Just claim you're a 99 percenter and they'll let you off. Probably free food, even.

 

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It's an excellent question. No doubt the hardware is getting long in the tooth, but considering AT&T and Apple are still selling new with contract, it's hard to imagine it wouldn't be supported.

 

When it's discontinued in October, future iOS updates won't be given to it. And since iOS 6 will be out in October, it's not getting iOS 6. 

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With that banner, the Mac Pro is dead.

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We haven't had new hardware at WWDC for six years, so I can't imagine there being a reason for it. Except the Mac Pro, of course. It should show up at WWDC.

 

From Wikipedia, new hardware introductions at WWDC during the last six years:

2010 - the iPhone 4

2009 - the new 13" MacBook Pro, updates to the 15" and 17" MacBook Pros, and the new iPhone 3GS

2006 - the Mac Pro

 

Well.....?

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With that banner, the Mac Pro is dead.

 

What does that mean?

 

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2010 - the iPhone 4

2009 - the new 13" MacBook Pro, updates to the 15" and 17" MacBook Pros, and the new iPhone 3GS

2006 - the Mac Pro

 

The iPhones don't count as they're just introductions, not sales. Though I'd forgotten about the MacBook family, thanks.

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With that banner, the Mac Pro is dead.

 


I'd love to hear the thought process on that one.

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Tickets for this year's WWDC can be purchased froom the official website, at developer.apple.com/wwdc. Updates and information will also be provided there.

 

SOLD OUT! within 90 minutes.

 

WWDC 2012 Sold Out!

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When it's discontinued in October, future iOS updates won't be given to it. And since iOS 6 will be out in October, it's not getting iOS 6. 

 

I'm inclined to agree with you that that's what makes sense to happen, but for someone who gets one now; taking the cheap way out or not - seems like a crappy deal stuck in a 2 year contract with it.

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So if WWDC isnt for hardware, why were people expecting the iPhone 5 in the summer?

 

Maybe I'm missing something, are they going to do a special event just for iPhone when it comes out?

 

 

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Tickets are sold out itself, but I am sure you can pitch a tent in the park.

 

That's nuts! I've been awake for a little over an hour and just read the news about WWDC about half an hour ago. Selling out that fast must make ever attending a WWDC very hard on people in the west...

 

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With that banner, the Mac Pro is dead.

 

Why does a colourful banner mean the Mac Pro is dead?

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So if WWDC isnt for hardware, why were people expecting the iPhone 5 in the summer?

 

Maybe I'm missing something, are they going to do a special event just for iPhone when it comes out?

 

 

 

Apple has never said that WWDC isn't for hardware.  They will introduce new hardware if it suits their purpose (see my post above).  If they are not ready at WWDC time, they will have a special event when they are ready.

 

I doubt they will have a new iPhone 5 event before 12 months after iPhone 4s.  A new iPhone in October would be perfect for the holiday quarter.

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So if WWDC isnt for hardware, why were people expecting the iPhone 5 in the summer?

 

iPhone. Six. And no one with sense was expecting it this summer.

 

Maybe I'm missing something, are they going to do a special event just for iPhone when it comes out?

 

Yes, as they always have. It always gets some sort of event.

 

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iPhone. Six.

 

 

 

Or...introducing the New iPhone.

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The. New. iPhone.

(will not debut at WWDC)
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Or...introducing the New iPhone.

 

Exactly. You have to start them off with the number first, to get them on the right track.

 

It's amazing that people still say 'iPhone 5' after the release of the iPad…

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But 2009 and prior Apple was still participating in MacWorld so they used that event for major HW announcements.  And of course iPhone 4 was announced at WWDC 2010.  If there's a major change to their laptops (like combining the Airs and Pros) I could see them announcing it at WWDC.  Unless they plan on announcing before then and it was part of a special event.  If nothing form wise changes and it's just the internals being updated then I could see it being announced on their website only.

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That's nuts! I've been awake for a little over an hour and just read the news about WWDC about half an hour ago. Selling out that fast must make ever attending a WWDC very hard on people in the west...

 

 

That IS nuts.  Shouldn't they have let developers at least know when tickets would be going on sale?  So it's just random luck as to whether you get to attend in person?

 

 

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I was looking forward to attend this WWDC but I right now I have other priorities. Jun 2013 for sure :)

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SOLD OUT! within 90 minutes.

 

 

Actually I'm a little relieved. Now I don't have to agonize over the decision.

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I actually called this last Tuesday. Just saying.

 

https://twitter.com/akib0y07/statuses/192368892818104320

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iPanel.  Meaning Apple Television right?  Hmm.  I guess that works.

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iOS 6 based on the logo.. I'm guessing a 3D interface. iCan't wait!

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