Posted by: Brett
Apple has announced that their annual Worldwide Developers Conference will begin on Monday, June 10th, 2013 and run all the way until Friday, June 14th, 2013. Apple’s past two developer conferences brought software announcements, specifically major updates to iOS and OS X, and it looks like this year will be no different.
“We look forward to gathering at WWDC 2013 with the incredible community of iOS and OS X developers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “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. We can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.”
Apple is widely expected to announce and preview iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 at WWDC 2013. Both of the aforementioned software versions have been found in website server logs over the past few weeks and months suggesting Apple has been hard at work at prepping them for developer previews.
Apple also says they’ll be holding over 100 technical sessions on iOS and OS X and that there will be “more than 1,000 Apple engineers supporting over 100 hands-on labs and events” to help developers with coding their applications. There’s also the keynote which will likely occur on the first day of the conference it has for awhile. This will be the first developer keynote that Apple is holding since Jony Ive took over former iOS VP Scott Forstall’s position at Apple. Ive is rumored to be removing skeumorphic design elements from iOS and replacing it with what’s being called a “flat design”.
Apple has stated that ticket sales will begin tomorrow, April 25th, at 10 AM PDT.