Apple Announces WWDC 2012: June 11-15

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Apple will be hosting its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco from June 11 through June 15 at the Moscone West Convention Center. Apple announced the event on Wednesday, finally bringing an end to speculation surrounding when the event would take place.

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“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,” commented Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller.

Apple uses the annual event to give iOS and OS X developers details on the company’s roadmap, and also offers developers the opportunity to work directly with Apple engineers for a few days.

The event will include over 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers, 100 hands-on labs where developers can get help with their own code from Apple, and will also include Apple’s traditional Design Awards for Mac, iPhone and iPad apps.

The conference costs US$1,599 and is open to iOS and Mac developers who are at least 13 years old. Ticket purchases are limited to one per person and five per organization.

Apple Developer Connection members can sign up for the event at the Apple website.

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3 Comments

geoduck

WWDC is just a month and a half away. I have this tiny nagging fear in the back of my head that Apple is going to hold off on announcing any new hardware until just before WWDC.

KitsuneStudios

I disagree there. I think it’s very likely we’ll see updated iMacs before May 15, and we might even see the Mac Pros updated before WWDC. All of the required parts for the iMac have been officially released, hence the expectation of a reatively close release date.

The Xeon E5 (sandy Bridge E) are expected to ramp up production this summer. Releasing a new Mac Pro before WWDC would quash fears of Apple abandoning the Pro/Workstation market, so they don’t need to spend most of WWDC dealing with nervous programmers dealing with those specialty markets.

geoduck

I hope you’re right. If they had a series of events to announce an updated product, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, iMac, Software, etc., etc., once a week or so until WWDC it would build a tremendous amount of excitement.

Fingers Crossed.

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