Apple WWDC confirmed for June 10-14, hints at iOS 7 launch
Apple has confirmed that it will be holding its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 10 – 14, even hinting at a possible iOS 7 launch.
The annual WWDC is directly aimed at iOS and OS developers, but Apple has a history of showcasing new technology and software at the conference.
Last year, Apple used the WWDC to provide a sneak peak at iOS 6 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion, alongside the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.
“We look forward to gathering at WWDC 2013 with the incredible community of iOS and OS X developers,” said Apple’s senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phillip Schiller, in a statement. “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.”
This year’s WWDC could be no exception to the new software and product launch rule, as the Cupertino company has already promised to give developers “an in-depth look at what’s next in iOS and OS X.”
“We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into [developers’] hands at WWDC,” added Schiller.
The new Apple WWDC logo doesn’t give much away about the upcoming conference. Formed of eight layered waves of colour, the logo has the Roman Numerals for 2013 beneath the WWDC acronym, but little else.
It has been rumoured that Apple would be launching its new smartphone at WWDC, potentially the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, but during the company’s first quarter earnings announcement Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested no new products would be released until autumn.
“We continue to be very confident in our product plans. We’ve got a lot more surprises in store. This is the same culture that brought the iPhone and the iPad and we’ve got a lot more products in the works. I don’t want to be more specific, I’m just saying we’ve got some really good stuff coming in the fall and in all of 2014.”
Tickets go on sale on April 25 from 10am Pacific Time or 6pm BST, but anyone wanting to buy one has to be part of the iOS Developer, iOS Developer Enterprise or Mac Developer programs already.
Developers wishing to attend will also have to fork out the $1,599 (£1,047) ticket price.