Apple WWDC 14 confirmed for June 2 – 6

Apple has confirmed that its annual WWDC conference will take place the week commencing June 2.

The iPhone 5S and iPad Air manufacturer has revealed that its annual WWDC conference will run from June 2 – 6 this year, focusing on the new updates for the iOS and OS operating platforms.

It will take place at the San Francisco Moscone West convention centre and outline the future of Apple’s OS duo.

“We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior VP 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.”

WWDC will be attended by 1000 Apple engineers and 5000 developers, with Apple claiming “life will be different as a result.

“Over the past six years, a massive cultural shift has occurred. It’s changed how we interact with one another. Learn new things. Entertain ourselves. Do our work. And live our daily lives. All because of developers and the apps they create”, reads the WWDC 14 site.

At last year’s WWDC, Apple revealed the redesigned iOS 7 and the Mac OS X Mavericks update.

This year, Apple is expected to unveil iOS 8 for iPad and iPhone devices. It is tipped to be strongly fitness and health focused with a brand new Healthbook app making the most of the iPhone 5S’ new motion-tracking M7 chip.

The Healthbook app will be able to monitor and store your fitness data like calories burnt, steps taken and miles taken, just like wrist-worn fitness trackers currently on the market (Nike Fuelband or Jawbone UP24 for example).

There’s not much information as to what new features the OS X Mavericks update could bring as yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

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